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California Breast Cancer Research Program- Workshops

Posted about 2 years ago by Salena Quan

Are you concerned about breast cancer? Confused about who should get a mammogram? Worried about whether your household products are exposing you to harmful chemicals? Is the air you breathe or the water you drink increasing your risk? Can race and ethnicity influence breast cancer? Is your job putting you at risk?

We are excited to announce that California Breast Cancer Research Program, in partnership with Commonweal, Plumbline Consulting and local co-sponsors, will be hosting workshops across the state in September, October and November.

These workshops, called "Who Gets Breast Cancer & Why: A Workshop on Environment, Disparities & Breast Cancer" is part of an effort to reconnect with community members and scientists we already know, as well as to give people new to CBCRP a sense of who we are, what we do and how to get involved in the effort to prevent breast cancer. We will focus on:

  • environmental exposures and disparities, such as the stress of racism and poverty, and how they can increase a woman's risk for breast cancer,
  • more equitable ways communities can partner with researchers with the support of a funder that values genuine collaboration, and
  • funding opportunities for communities, nonprofits, support groups and scientists to get involved in preventing breast cancer.

These workshops are free of charge and open to the public. Confirmed workshops include:

September 28: Salinas
September 29: Fresno
October 1: Santa Rosa
October 19: Los Angeles
October 21: Riverside
October 22: Coachella
November 16: Sacramento
November 19: Oakland

For more information and to register, please see: http://cbcrp.org/funding-opportunities/crc/CaliforniaTour2015.html