Breast Cancer Research and Latinas Highlights from ZBC’s September 10, 2010 Community Education Forum
n a sunny September day, more than fifty breast cancer advocates, Hispanic/Latino community leaders, bi-lingual parent educators, college students, faculty, and public health nurses convened at the Marin Health & Wellness Campus Dr. Esther John speaks with a community Connection Center in San Rafael’s Canal neighborhood member after the research presentation to learn about and share perspectives on Breast Cancer Research and Latinas. Zero Breast Cancer planned this special forum in partnership with Marin County promotoras (health promoters), the Cancer Prevention Institute of California, the Marin County Department of Health – Epidemiology Division, the Bay Area Breast Cancer and the Environment Research Center, Kaiser Permanente and the UCSF Cancer Risk Program. The morning session consisted of a welcome from ZBC Executive Director Janice Barlow, followed by a series of presentations from researchers, medical specialists, and community organizations. During the discussion groups, participants met with the forum speakers and identified community priorities for further research. UCSF cultural anthropologist Nancy Burke, PhD, and research associate Claudia Guerra, MSW, moderated group reports on breast cancer related Community members ask questions issues in the Latina community. Funding for the forum was provided by the Avon Foundation, and share information at the forum the Safeway Foundation, and the Marin County Board of Supervisors. Keynote speaker Esther John, PhD, MSPH, Senior Research Scientist from the Cancer Prevention Institute of California reported that for Hispanic/Latinas: > >
According to Dr. John, “What’s notable here in the Bay Area ... is that incidence rates are higher in white women than they are in the rest of California, and we see the same trend for Hispanic women.” Dr. John reported that reasons for higher breast cancer incidence in Bay Area Latinas likely include higher socioeconomic status and lifestyle and reproductive patterns associated with higher breast cancer risk. “There’s (also) a concern that there may be particular environmental exposures that might be accumulated here in the Bay Area that may explain some of the higher incidence.”
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Reporting on the San Francisco Bay Area Breast Cancer Study (1995-2004), Dr. John described Hispanic data based on a multi-ethnic sample of 1,100 breast cancer cases and 1,400 women without breast cancer.1 > The data showed major changes in lifestyle & reproductive factors associated with acculturation - the process by which immigrants adopt the attitudes, values, customs, beliefs and behaviors of their new culture > The data also showed that the younger Latinas are when they immigrate, their risk goes up. When they immigrate before age ten, they have still a slightly lower lifetime See Cover Story page 2
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breast cancer risk, but over time it approaches the risk of women who were born in the Bay Area According to Dr. John, “this (latter) finding suggests that exposures early in life are important and that breast cancer risk may be determined by factors that happen very early in life.”
Conversely, Latinas who migrate to the U.S. as adults may retain cultural practices (physical activity, breastfeeding) that are protective for breast cancer. As a group, foreign-born Latinas in this study had a later age at menarche, lower age of first birth, more children, limited alcohol use and higher fiber intake than U.S. born and Bay Area Latinas. Dr. John proposed that there could be other factors that have not yet been studied, and that “Hispanics are not homogeneous – there are pronounced differences in education, reproductive patterns and lifestyle in the second to third generation that are similar to whites.” She concluded that by studying breast cancer in one ethnic group, researchers can learn about factors that may apply to other populations of women. Additional forum speakers included Mary Mockus, MD, PhD, breast surgeon from the Kaiser San Rafael Medical Center, who gave an overview of breast cancer biology, and Robin Lee, MS, CGC, UCSF genetic counselor who reported on family and ancestry-related inherited risk in some Latinas. Rochelle Ereman, MS, MPH, Marin County DHHS Director of Epidemiology, described the potential for the Marin Women’s Study to analyze breast density, length of residency and country of origin in Latinas over age 40 that are enrolled in this study. Casandra Aldsworth, MPH, ZBC Community Outreach Education Coordinator, reported on environmental exposures of U.S. Hispanics living in urban areas, and preliminary findings from the BABCERC CYGNET study of girls’ pubertal transitions. Promotoras Alexandra Danino and Norma Ledezma, Tina Action Program leader Gay Cain, and Susan Schwartz, MPA, ZBC Education Director, presented local breast cancer outreach models for Latina adolescents and women. Bi-lingual group facilitators included Hilda Castillo, Flor Emert, Cecilia Zamora, and Alexandra Danino. See Cover Story page 8
Q&A session at the Breast Cancer Research and Latinas Forum
Zero Breast Cancer has been actively involved with the
Marin and Bay Area Hispanic/
Latina community through the: >> Latina Adolescent Outreach Project
>> Bay Area Breast Cancer and the Environment Research Center
>> ZBC-SFGH Young Women’s Forum
>> National Latino Cancer Summit
>> Marin County Bi-National Health week and,
>> NPAT Ch 26-Encuentro
Latino (Bay Area) public access television and UC-TV.
The primary aim of ZBC’s
outreach programs has been to inform Latina women and adolescents about environmental factors
associated with breast cancer
risk and strategies to minimize risk over the lifespan.
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Radiation Exposures and Breast Cancer Risk
he earthquake and tsunami in Japan, and the resultant ongoing struggles to contain radiation released from the reactors, has brought radiation to the forefront again.
Radiation exposure is the only known cause of breast cancer. It causes damage to DNA and affects how cells communicate. Much of what we know about radiation exposures and breast cancer risk comes from detailed, long-term studies of girls and women who were living in Hiroshima and Nagasaki when the atomic bombs were dropped in 1945, at the end of World War Two. These studies showed that the breast is very sensitive to radiation, particularly if the exposures occurred during infancy, childhood and adolescence. Japanese women younger than age 20 years at exposure had higher incidence rates of breast cancer than those exposed at older ages. This finding is further supported by many epidemiologic studies investigating populations who were exposed to radiation medically, during infancy, childhood and adolescence. Those exposed include young girls treated for scoliosis, girls in families monitored by x-rays for tuberculosis, infants treated for benign disorders such as birthmarks or normal enlargement of the thymus, adolescent girls treated for acne and childhood cancer survivors. In all of these populations, the risk of breast cancer is significantly increased and often diagnosed decades after exposure. In April of 1986, a nuclear accident occurred at a plant in Chernobyl, in the far north of Ukraine, releasing radioactive and volatile isotopes into the air. The winds initially carried the radioactive cloud over southern Belarus, where the heaviest fallout occurred. During the days after the accident, the radioactive cloud spread over large parts of Europe with the amount of fallout being dependent on rainfall. Radioactivity from Chernobyl was detected as far away as Japan, but most tragically, millions of people were exposed to radiation from fallout over a short period of time. In 2005, twenty years after Chernobyl, a report by the World Health Organization concluded that about 4,000 thyroid cancers were caused by exposure to fallout from Chernobyl. Follow-up studies have demonstrated a very strong link between young age at exposure and the risk of developing thyroid cancer. The evidence suggests that the risk of thyroid cancer for those exposed as adults is very low or absent. Studies have also reported a twofold increase in breast cancer risk between 1997-2001 in those areas receiving the highest Chernobyl fallout compared to those with the least
Neither the earthquake nor the tsunami nor being without electricity, water or heat could drive 70 year old Sadako Shiga from her home. What finally caused her to flee was invisible and to her mind was much more sinister: radiation. Munehiro Okamoto, 36, was leading a convoy of four cars and fifteen people and one golden retriever. He was quoted as saying the group would reach a city, stop and then fear that it was not far enough, and resume their journey westward. They are driven not just by suspicion of the government but also by a deep fear of radiation, in a nation where the word “radiation” brings us images of the devastation caused by the dropping of the nuclear bombs at Hiroshima and Nagasaki. “Fear and Distrust Push Thousands From Homes” New York Times, March 18, 2011 contamination. The increase, though based on a relatively small number of cases, appeared approximately 10 years after the accident and was highest among women who were younger at the time of exposure. What we’ve learned from the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, studies on medical radiation exposures and environmental radiation exposures from Chernobyl, is that cancer risk, including breast cancer risk, from all forms of ionizing radiation exposure are cumulative and the risk continues to increase decades after the initial exposure. Most importantly, we now know that young children are more sensitive to radiation and are at increased risk for developing radiation-induced cancers. The consistency of these findings has important clinical and public health policy implications. From the clinical perspective, radiologists and other physicians ordering and performing procedures on children involving ionizing radiation (CT scans, X-rays and fluoroscopy/angiography) should make every effort to reduce the types and numbers of unnecessary radiologic procedures. Parents should ask for information on the estimated radiation doses from medical procedures. Physicians and public health professionals can play an important role by educating the public about the risks and benefits of medical radiation. In today’s society, new technologies involving radiation are being developed for other applications. Professional societies and regulators should strongly encourage manufacturers to design new technologies for reducing radiation doses while maintaining image quality. This even applies to devices such as airport scanners, as recent testing has shown they are emitting radiation levels 10 times higher than expected. Information is the most important resource we have for protecting our health and that of our children. We need to use what we know about the risks of radiation to make informed decisions and take preventative action now.
Reducing exposures to pesticides at home and in the workplace
leaning products and antimicrobial/antibacterial hand products have become a part of our modern lives. They are used frequently - often on a daily basis - at home and in the workplace.
Cleaning products used for common cleaning tasks are mixtures of many chemicals, including disinfectants, surfactants, solvents and fragrances. Most people do not realize that disinfectants are Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) registered pesticides designed to kill or inactivate microbes (germs). The EPA has issued warnings that the overuse or misuse of disinfectants can pose a health hazard because they contain toxic ingredients including formaldehyde, glutaraldehyde, and quaternary ammonium chloride compounds (QACs). Disinfectants are added to cleaning products with the main goal of destroying microbial life; however, the effectiveness of disinfectants used for common cleaning activities has been questioned in the environmental health literature. Although the evidence is minimal, repeated application of disinfectants may increase the risk of microbial resistance, which requires the use of stronger disinfectants in order to be destroyed. One of the most commonly used ingredients in antimicrobial/ antibacterial hand products is triclosan. When introduced to the market in 1972, triclosan was used only in hospitals and health care settings. Since then, triclosan has been added to hundreds of consumer products ranging from antibacterial Pesticides are substances intended to repel, kill or control any species designated a “pest”, including weeds, insects, rodents, fungi, bacteria or other organisms. The family of pesticides includes herbicides, insecticides, rodenticides, fungicides and bactericides. Disinfectants are defined as chemicals or physical agents used on hard inanimate surfaces and objects to destroy or irreversibly inactivate microorganisms, viruses and infectious fungi and bacteria. Antimicrobial means the product contains a chemical that can kill or suppress the multiplication or growth of microorganisms such as bacteria, viruses or fungi. Antibacterial means the chemical in the product kills bacteria and some, but not all, viruses. Endocrine Disruptor is an external agent that interferes in some way with the role of natural hormones in the body. Such an agent might disrupt the endocrine system by affecting any of the various states of hormone production and activity; for example, by preventing the making of hormones, by directly binding to hormone receptors or by interfering with the natural breakdown of hormones.
soaps, deodorants, toothpaste, cosmetics, fabrics, toys, to other household and personal care products. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention finds in its 2009 report, National Report on Human Exposures to Environmental Chemicals, and its 2010 update that triclosan is in the bodies of 75% of the US population and its levels are increasing. Scientists are only beginning to study the impact of triclosan on human health and the environment. Studies that have been done have found that triclosan persists in the environment and contributes to the increasing rates of bacterial resistance to antibiotic medications and cleansers. Triclosan is an endocrine disruptor and has been shown to affect male and female reproductive hormones, which potentially increases cancer risk. Furthermore, the pesticide accumulates in soil, is taken up by food crops and breaks down into different forms of dioxin, thereby exposing consumers to even more dangerous chemicals. Ways to protect yourself and family from cleaning hazards and antibacterial chemicals: > Choose “green” (environmentally preferable) cleaning products, including: • Cleaners certified by an independent third party, such as Green Seal or EcoLogo • Disinfectants that carry the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Design for the Environment (DfE) seal on the label > Visit the ZBC website for suggestions for making your own eco-friendly cleaning products at home. (www.zerobreastcancer.org) > When shopping, read labels and avoid purchasing antimicrobial/antibacterial hand products containing triclosan, triclocarban and/or quaternary ammonium chloride compounds (QACs). > Use regular soap and water which has been found to be just as effective as antibacterial soaps. > Check out the following resources which provide information on many products, including the contents and safety ratings: • Skin Deep: Cosmetic Safety Database (www.cosmeticsdatabase.com) • The Good Guide (www.goodguide.com) > Take action: Tell the EPA that triclosan must be banned to protect the public, workers and the environment. • Join the Beyond Pesticides Campaign to Ban Triclosan (www.beyondpesticides.org/antibacterial/triclosan.htm) zero breast cancer
research Another level of exposure: Thirdhand Smoke
n the Spring 2009 Zero Breast Cancer newsletter, we advocated the avoidance of exposures to active and passive/secondhand smoke (SHS) as a strategy to reduce one’s risk of breast cancer. Recently, the issue of thirdhand smoke exposure is raising concerns as more studies are being conducted to determine the environmental impacts of tobacco use. In the February 2011 issue of Environmental Health Perspectives, an article entitled “Does the Smoke Ever Really Clear? Thirdhand Smoke Exposure Raises New Concerns”, discusses thirdhand smoke (THS) and its possible impact on human health.
What is THS?
Thirdhand smoke consists of residual tobacco smoke pollutants that: 1) remain on surfaces and in dust after tobacco has been smoked, 2) are re-emitted back into the gas phase, or 3) react with oxidants and other compounds in the environment to yield secondary pollutants.1 By this definition, thirdhand smoke can be found on surfaces in the homes and cars of smokers long after the actual smoke has dissipated. The article cites a recent study which showed that THS pollutants have been found in homes that had been vacated by smokers for two months, and were still detected after a fresh coat of paint and brand new carpeting had been installed. Furthermore, researchers have found that nicotine absorbed onto surfaces reacts with nitrous acid found in the air to form tobacco-specific nitrosamines, some of which are classified by the International Agency for Research on Cancer as human carcinogens. The article goes on to express concern over the exposures to small children and infants, as they are more susceptible to absorbing higher levels of the toxicants in thirdhand smoke because of their closer proximity to contaminated surfaces such as carpets and clothing.
Limiting our exposures
Currently, there is not enough research on the long-term health impacts of THS, but the California Tobacco-Related Disease Research Program has already begun funding studies on THS and cigarette butt waste. Until conclusive evidence is produced, communities and businesses have already taken action to limit exposures by banning smoking in hotel rooms, apartments, restaurants and rental cars. Locally, three cities in the county of Marin are considering tightening their smoking regulations, which would limit the exposure of smoking, secondhand smoke (SHS), and THS to its residents. The Smoke-Free Marin Coalition (SFMC) met with Larkspur, Fairfax, and Tiburon to discuss a new ordinance that would expand protections for nonsmokers in multi-unit housing where smoke drifts to neighboring units through shared ventilation systems. The outlook is promising and most of the ordinances should pass in either late spring or early summer 2011.
Bottom line: until the health effects of thirdhand smoke are known, avoid exposures by keeping your homes and cars smoke-free. Citation: 1 Burton A 2011. Does the Smoke Ever Really Clear? Thirdhand Smoke Exposure Raises New Concerns. Environ Health Perspect 119:a70-a74. Doi:10.1289/ehp.119-a70
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ZBC’s Impact In Marin County and Beyond Since Zero Breast Cancer was founded 15 years ago, we have distinguished ourselves from other breast cancer organizations through our unique involvement in research. This work has ranged from collaborating with scientists, to designing studies that address our community’s concerns, to advocating for more research focused on the environment and breast cancer, to educating our community on the latest research findings. We have completed a new monograph that details what has been accomplished, what we have learned, and how we have applied what we have learned to our primary purpose: preventing breast cancer. We look forward to sharing this new report, Engaging Community, Expediting Research, and Eliminating Breast Cancer in Marin County and Beyond. You can order the upcoming report online at: www.zerobreastcancer.org/zbcreport
NEW Early Detection Program in Marin County Breast Cancer Connections, a Palo Alto based nonprofit, is pleased to announce the expansion of its Gabriella Patser Program to Marin County! This critical program provides free screening and diagnostic services to uninsured women and men under the age of 40 who have a breast health issue suspicious of a malignancy. Services include mammograms, breast ultrasounds, surgical consultations, breast biopsies, and follow up care. Breast Cancer Connections is grateful to our community partners and the following medical provider partners in Marin County who make this expansion possible: Leah Kelley, MD, Marin General Hospital; Marin Medical Laboratories/PathGroup San Francisco; California Advanced Imaging Medical Associates; and Anesthesia Consultants of Marin. To learn more about the Program, contact Rina Olea, Manager of Programs and Outreach at Breast Cancer Connections, at (650) 326-6299, ext 11 or [email protected] 5
The Breast Biologues:
A biology dialogue about breast cancer and the environment
ogether with the basic scientists in the Bay Area Breast Cancer and the Environment Research Center, we’ve produced a new education kit called The Breast Biologues. The education kit, consisting of a 15-minute video and a narrative comic book, answers questions such as “how does a normal breast develop?” and “what causes a normal cell to turn cancerous?” It is based on the latest research findings from the Center and uses clever visuals and accessible language. The comic book, available in both English and Spanish, is a colorful booklet made up of artwork from the video and accompanied by brief descriptive prose. The Breast Biologues is a result of the collaboration between Lori Schkufza, an animation consultant; the Center’s basic science researchers: Dr. Zena Werb at University of California, San Francisco, Dr. Paul Yaswen at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, and Dr. Mary Helen BarcellosHoff at New York University Langone School of Medicine; and Casandra Aldsworth and Janice Barlow from Zero Breast Cancer, and members of the Center’s Community Outreach and Translation Core. Please visit the Center’s website http://bayarea.bcerc. org/cotcpubs to view the video, access an electronic copy of the comic book or place an order for the education kit.
Spotlight on Science Dr. Zena Werb and Lori Schkufza were both involved in the development of the Breast Biologues education kit from its inception. We spoke with them recently about the Breast Biologues and what it’s like working as a scientist and an animator, respectively.
Department of Anatomy, Biomedical Sciences Program and the Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center University of California, San Francisco, CA Dr. Zena Werb is a molecular and cellular biologist at the University of California San Francisco who collaborates with Zero Breast Cancer as part of the Bay Area Breast Cancer and the Environment Research Center. Dr. Werb’s research is focused on normal human and mice breast cells to learn about how cancer develops. Much of her research helped to inform The Breast Biologues education kit, and the time-lapse images she’s developed of cells in the breast in real time are featured in the project. Recently, Dr. Werb shared some insight into the field of science and cell biology:
ZBC: How does The Breast Biologues explain the
relationship between biology, the environment and breast cancer?
Dr. Werb: We suspect the increased breast cancer risk from environmental agents is a consequence of disrupted cell interactions. The Breast Biologues uses images of normal and tumor cells to vividly demonstrate that interaction. ZBC: How did you become interested in science? Dr. Werb: I cannot recall a time when I was not curious about the world around me. One of my earliest memories of science was at the age of 4, learning Newton’s laws at my father’s knee on a farm in Saskatchewan, Canada. Science fascinated me throughout high school, and when I went to the University of Toronto my interests changed from geophysics (studying earthquakes) to chemistry and biochemistry. continued on page 7
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The Breast Biologues: A biology dialogue about breast cancer and the environment continued from page 6 ZBC: In the field of cell biology, do scientists work
alone in a lab?
Dr. Werb: Not at all. I have had wonderful collaborations from my earliest experiences and continue to have them in the scientific community both nationally and internationally. Cell biology is an international discipline and I have been privileged to work in Oxford, Paris, and Munich during my career. These adventures gave me the opportunity to see how different scientists go about their work. They have influenced my approaches, and I trust that I’ve influenced them as well. ZBC: What advice do you have for people interested
Dr. Werb: Throughout our careers we all need mentors, or people who help guide us. These mentors may change, and we may need several mentors at once, since no one person may be able to listen or give advice on all the parts of our careers and on all the unwritten rules. In various parts of my career I have had excellent mentors, or none, and so I learned that first and foremost my career was my own responsibility. You need to choose your mentors, not just wait until a mentor chooses you. To succeed you also need to learn to be your own mentor, and that in turn helps you become a mentor for others.
is an animator and designer who directed the art and animation for The Breast Biologues project. She currently works for Zynga, a social network game developing company that makes the popular game FarmVille. She spoke with us recently about her life and work:
ZBC: What purpose does The Breast Biologues project
serve, from your perspective?
Lori: I think that it demystifies certain aspects of cancer,
which is a daunting, heavy subject for everyone, whether it has affected aspects of your own personal life or whether you’ve been lucky enough to have it bypass yours. Infographics (graphic visual representations of information, data or knowledge) can take something highly emotional and reel it in so that you can absorb the concept and the information in a calm manner. I think that it’s a subject that can frighten a lot of people, which can steer you away from educating yourself www.zerobreastcancer.org
on that subject. The Breast Biologues lightens that subject in its visual presentation so that an audience can take in and absorb that material, thus better informing them.
ZBC: How did you first become interested in animation? Lori: Animation played a huge role in my childhood
and adolescence. I was raised on Disney cartoons from the 1930s with the early Silly Symphonies through the second Renaissance with The Little Mermaid and The Lion King. As I grew up there was always some form of animation that greatly interested me and spoke to me at the time. I can’t pinpoint an exact moment when I realized, “I want to do that,” but I’ve known for a long time now.
ZBC: What is your background in science? Lori: A very minimal one. The last science course I took
was Physics in high school. Other than that, it’s mostly having engineers and computer scientists in my close social circles and thoroughly loving the Tomorrowland episodes of the old Disneyland television series from the 1960s. In fact, the latter is what made me come to understand the role animation can play in science. The concepts presented are clearly dated to the midcentury mindset, but they brought concepts closer to my level that when presented alone would probably be entirely over my head, because they were presented in a familiar, fun way.
ZBC: How does art and animation play a role in science? Lori: I think that art, and more particularly animation, can make science more readily accessible to the general public. It can be an incredible teaching aid because most of the time still images don’t come close to illustrating really complex concepts. The images in my science textbooks throughout school always confused me more because you’re looking at multiple ideas and concepts in a single image and you have to make sense of it all. Motion clarifies because it provides a full illustration over a given span of time. Animation has that advantage over live action because you can give life and a face to ideas and concepts that aren’t seen. Since the advent of film and later television this intersection has become more and more prevalent and I think it can only become more so in the future.
research & community education Cover Story continued from page 2 Forum participants included representatives of twenty-five health, social service and public and non-profit programs that reach the Hispanic Latino community in five Bay Area counties - Marin, San Francisco, San Mateo, Alameda and Contra Costa – with the majority residing and working in Marin County. Individuals who attended the forum committed to take preventive action and share the information learned with their family, friends, coworkers and client populations. The forum’s aim to involve the Latino community in the breast cancer research process was effectively achieved. Zero Breast Cancer thanks the presenters, participants and sponsors who contributed to this forum’s success. There were several reasons for ZBC to sponsor Breast Cancer Research and Latinas, including the fact that breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in U.S. and California Hispanic women and is also the leading cause of cancer death in this population.2 The estimated rate of invasive breast cancer incidence in California Hispanics, at 83.3 per 100,000 women, is comparatively lower than the estimated rates of California non-Hispanic white women at 140 per 100,000.3 Although U.S. Hispanic women have a lower incidence of breast cancer compared to other races and ethnicities, they have a 22% higher rate of breast cancer-related mortality compared to non-Hispanic White women. 4 The Latino population, already the nation’s largest minority group, is projected to triple in size and will account for most of the nation’s population growth from 2005 through 2050. Hispanics are expected to make up 29% of the U.S. population in 2050, compared with 14% in 2005.5 Concurrently, the risk and incidence of breast cancer in Latinas is a growing public health concern in Bay Area communities and in the U.S. References: 1. John EM. Migration History, Acculturation and Breast Cancer Risk in Hispanic Women. Cancer Epidemiology Biomarkers and Prevention. 2005; 14(12):2905-2913. 2. American Cancer Society. Cancer Facts & Figures for Hispanic/ Latinos 2009-2011. Atlanta Georgia 2009. 3. California Cancer Registry. Age-adjusted invasive cancer incidence rates in California, female breast, Hispanic, 2004-2008. Based on June 2010 Quarterly Extract (Released June 17, 2010). Available at: www.cancer-rates.info/ca/index.php 4. Jemal A, Ward E, Anderson RN, Murray T, Thun MJ. Widening socioeconomic inequalities in U.S. death rates, 1993-2001. PLoS ONE. 2008; 3(5):e2181. 5. Passel J, Cohn D. U.S. Population Projection: 2005-2050. Pew Research Center, 2008. Available at: pewhispanic.org/files/reports/85.pdf
ZBC Youth Advisors Win Awards for Activism Congratulations to San Rafael High School senior Wendy Mazariegos, who was one of six youths to receive the 2011 Martin Luther King Youth Advocates Wendy Mazariegos & Daniela Cuba Jr. Humanitarian Award from the Marin County Human Rights Commission at the awards dinner on January 20th. Wendy was recognized for her contributions as youth advisor to ZBC’s Latina Adolescent Outreach Program and for her volunteer work at the Canal Alliance tutoring Marin Latino children. Wendy assisted ZBC staff with bi-lingual communication at the 2010 National Latino Cancer Summit, and she is dedicated to reaching members of her Latina community who lack access to breast cancer information. At the first annual Marin Teen Girl Conference on March 5, 2011, Wendy spoke about her work with ZBC during a panel presentation to 250 adolescent girls. Her future goal is to become a pediatrician. ••• Also kudos to ZBC Youth Advisor Daniela Cuba, a San Marin High School senior who will receive the 2011 AAUW Project Recognition Award from the American Association of University Women - Novato Branch. Project Recognition honors high school girls who are committed to their schools and communities and who are role models for other teen girls. Dani serves on the board of the Novato Youth Center and volunteers at the Novato Teen Center where she promotes ZBC’s Latina adolescent brochure. In addition to her work with ZBC at health fairs, she joined ZBC in community outreach media work with the Novato Public Access TV program, Encuentro Latino. Her “live reporting” experience at the 2010 National Latino Cancer Summit influenced her future goal to become a television journalist reporting on health. Daniela’s reflection on her work with ZBC: “I am so fortunate to have been given the opportunity to become part of such an amazing organization at such a young age. I feel like I, as a teen, am making a big difference in this world because of everything that I am learning.” ••• Zero Breast Cancer was a Community Partner to the first annual Marin Teen Girl Conference, sponsored by the Marin Women’s Commission on Saturday, March 5th at the Embassy Suites Hotel in San Rafael. This conference reached 250 students from grades 7 – 12, and created a forum for Marin teen girls to gain self-confidence in making positive choices and support for their future success. Zero Breast Cancer hosted a resource table at the Teen Girl Mall that provided adolescent educational materials focusing on environmental factors associated breast cancer risk and promoting lifetime physical activity and positive health habits. zero breast cancer
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Honor Thy Healer
oin us on Thursday, May 5, 2011, as Zero Breast Cancer celebrates the 12th annual Honor Thy Healer awards program. This year we will pay tribute to a Marin County medical oncologist, a team of biologists who are looking at how specific toxic exposures may affect breast cancer development, a medical center administrator with a deep commitment to the health of the community, a Mill Valley nutritionist and trainer who founded a company dedicated to helping people live healthier lives, and a healing partner who is supporting her dear friend through a recurrence of breast cancer.
An evening of celebrating the healers in our community
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Tickets received by April 1 will be entered into the drawing for an EARLY BIRD DRAWING #1 overnight at the Inn at the Tides, Bodega Bay. Valid until 5/31/2012. ............................................................................................................................................................
OnlyDrawing 100 tickets be sold foratthis year’s will be held will on Thursday May 5, 2011 Honor Thy Healer Grand Travel Raffle. What great odds! (Need not be present to win) In addition, there are three opportunities to win wonderful prizes with the early bird raffles.
Early bird drawings. In addition to the grand travel prize drawing, there will be three early bird drawings. Tickets received by April 15 will be entered into a drawing for EARLY BIRD Early bird raffle winners will be announced at www.zerobreastcancer.org the day of each drawing. until 12/31/11. Must be redeemed at either the DRAWING #2 a $250 travel gift card from AAA. Valid San Rafael or Larkspur AAA branches. ............................................................................................................................................................ ............................................................................................................................................................
Tickets received by April 1 will be entered into the drawing for an EARLY BIRD Tickets received by April 29 will be entered into a drawing for dinner EARLY BIRD DRAWING #1 overnight at the Inn at the Tides, Bodega Bay. Valid until 5/31/2012. DRAWING #3 at Balboa Café in Mill Valley. ............................................................................................................................................................ ............................................................................................................................................................
To obtain a raffle ticket contact Sharon Doyle at 415-507-1949 x 102 }
Tickets received by April 15 will be entered into a drawing for EARLY BIRD Valid until 12/31/11. Must be redeemed at either the DRAWING #2 a $250 travel gift card from AAA. San Rafael or Larkspur AAA branches. ............................................................................................................................................................
Please indicate the number of raffle tickets you would like to purchase on your RSVP card (enclosed).
Tickets received by April 29 will be entered into a drawing for dinner EARLY BIRD DRAWING #3 at Balboa Café in Mill Valley. ............................................................................................................................................................ Please indicate the number of raffle tickets you would like to purchase on your RSVP card (enclosed).
supporting our mission
Rip City Riders
ip City Riders, a local group of motorcycle enthusiasts who share a love of motorcycle riding, have been active philanthropists in our community for over 20 years. Their mission is improve the lives of people in the counties where they live – Marin and Sonoma – which they do by donating the proceeds from their annual motor cycle raffle to a local nonprofit organization. Some past recipients include: Hospice by the Bay, The Marin Community Food Bank, Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, Project Open Hand, Boys and Girls Clubs of Marin & Southern Sonoma Counties, and the Kid Street Learning Center. Zero Breast Cancer is pleased to announce that we will be the Marin County beneficiary of the annual motorcycle raffle this year. The lucky winner will ride home on a 2011 Harley Davidson Road Glide. Tickets are $5 each. Please call the ZBC office at 415-507-1949 x102 with questions or for information on buying tickets, or go to www.ripcityriders.org to purchase online. The drawing will be held on October 1, 2011 at the Petaluma Fairgrounds.
Plexus Art Group Reception
The evening of November 11th was a special gathering of some of Zero Breast Cancer’s founding supporters along with members of the Plexus Art Group to celebrate ZBC’s acquisition of a collection of one-of-a-kind hats. The hats, each exquisite art pieces, are permanently on display at the Zero Breast Cancer office. They are available to be loaned out for shows or exhibits and have already been on display throughout the Bay Area.
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Back by popular demand is the 4th annual Racing for Research karting day at the Jim Russell International Karting Centre at Infineon Raceway.
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Dipsea Hike/Run Lite September 17th
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Zero Breast Cancer’s annual Dipsea Hike/Run Lite will be on Saturday September 17, 2011, on Mt. Tamalpais. Registration opens at 8:00 am and kickoff is at 9:00 am. Hundreds of people from throughout the Bay Area participate in this yearly community event that highlights ZBC’s prevention message about the benefits of physical activity and its effect on breast cancer risk reduction. The 6 mile course utilizes several of the trails on Mt. Tamalpais, including the famous Dipsea steps. It is designed to accommodate both trail runners and hikers and attracts a wide range of ages from young school-aged children to people in their seventies and beyond. The Dipsea Hike/Run Lite is an excellent way for us to demonstrate this important breast cancer risk reduction message while encouraging people of all ages to keep physically fit.
Participants at the 2010 Racing for Research day
Please join us! For details visit: www.zerobreastcancer.org/events.html
The date is Sunday, June 5th and the cost is $300 per person. Space is limited, so sign up today! www.zerobreastcancer.org
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Zero Breast Cancer gratefully acknowledges all of the 2010 donors and contributors that allow us to continue our important work:
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Autodesk Avon Foundation Brayton Purcell, LLP Kaiser Foundation Health Plan, Inc. Marin County Board of Supervisors The Mechanics Bank Catherine O’Neill Safeway Foundation Wareham Property Group Inc Steve and Britt Thal
$2,500 - $4,999
Bank of Marin Caroline Everts Fenwick Foundation Lifefactory, Inc.
$1,000 - $2,499
Janice and Steve Barlow Comcast - North Bay Dandelion Foundation Diageo Chateau & Estate Vineyards Dollinger Family Leslie Harrison Marin Radiation Oncology Medical Group Barbara Meislin, The Purple Lady Fund Dr. William Mentzer and Roni Peskin Mentzer Osterweis Capital Management Stanley and Georgene Pasarell Seadrift Realty Trade 4 Hope
$500 - $999
Chris and Connie Benz Bruce Bern Clif Bar, Inc. Fred Ebert Terry Feeney Steve Fisch and Rochelle Ereman Joe and Jane Gray Michael Harris Brian Lee Lucasfilm Foundation Marin General Hospital Marshall Arts Northgate Mall Associates Pacific Heights Cleaners Cara Peck
Julia Pollock Tamalpa Runners, Inc. Gary Truesdill Westamerica Bank Whole Foods
$100 - $499
Autodesk Matching Gifts Program Arthur and Deborah Ablin Hon. Susan Adams, RN, PhD Julia Althoff Craig Anderson John Anderson Sarah Andrews Colin Bach Sara Basque Bank of America Imke Beator Jeff Belingheri, Bregante & Co. Flavia and David Belli Kathryn Benson Jon Benz Berkeley Nucleonics Corporation Cecile Ojeda Bodington Marjorie Bonner Katharine Born Gerard Bourguignon Peter Bretan Eric and Eri Brevig Cindy Burkhardt Don Bushee Bruce and Pam Byers Kathlynn Capdeville and L. Baskin Alison and Matthew Carothers Heather Chartrand Dennis Cheatham William Childress Maddie Cincebeaux Catherine Cohen Janis Cohen Richard Cohen, MD Elly Glazer Cohen, PhD Mary Compagno, B-Jeweled County of Marin Health & Human Services Maureen Cronan Kathie Dalessandri, MD Jeffery DalPoggetto William Daniels Ron Doerr Sharon and Greg Doyle Electronic Arts Matching Gifts Program Gretchen Elkus
Louise Elving and Steve Carr Toni Esposti Sarah Fenner Cynthia Fenton Douglas and Jane Ferguson Carol Fink Ken Frankel Fremont Group Foundation Anne Garden and Leonard Mastromonaco Sybil Garrett Florencia Gascon-Amyx and Tim Amyx Beverly Giraudo Connie and Paul Goldsmith Joel Gouillon Erica Gould Carmel Greenberg Morris Greenfield Gaille and Richard Grissom Donald Guttman, DDS Carie Harris and Larry Haimovitch Bobbie Head, MD, PhD Erica Heath and Lee Pollard Kurt Heibert Mary Helmer Pete Henig Valerie Herzog Gregg Higdon Michael Hislop Teri Hollowell, One World Incentives, Inc. Maria Howard Meagan Huerta Catherine Hughes Kathy Hunter Jackson’s Hardware Rose and Richard Jeweler Kristie Durand Johnson and Scott Johnson Josh & Judy Weston Philanthropic Fund of the JCF of Metrowest Kim and Richard Juarez Leigh Kenny Jeffrey Kerrin KETIV Technologies Inc. Daniel Kim Emily Kunhardt Lawrence Kushi, ScD Brian Lahart Drs. David Lakes and Stephanie Fein Judy Lane Karen Larsen
George and Kit Lee Mr. and Mrs. Ted Lehmann Rachel Hannah and Matt Leonard Justine Leonardo Ana Levaggi Eleanor Lewis Sherman Lim Jennifer Livengood Jim and Diana Long Heather MacKenzie Ralph Maiano and Mei-Yung Lee Mary Malone Olie Mathieson and Patt Slattery Katherine Mc Adams Elaine McCarthy Kevin McClure Mary McEachron Barbara and John McKinney Alice Mead and Richard Flaster Molly Mentzer Larry Meredith, PhD Merrill Lynch & Co. Foundation, Inc. Julie Munro John and Barbara Nimmons North Bay Corvette Association Cheryl and Mark Northfield Fern Orenstein, MEd and David Donenfeld Lenore and James Parisi Daisy and James Patrick Carol Patterson, DrPH Lucille Pearson Peet’s Coffee and Tea Laura Powell and Chuck Byce Ellin and Ned Purdom Bonnie Raitt Mike Ray Gregory Reber William Reilly Catherine Abby Rich Karen and Fred Rodoni Margo Rohrbacher Dominica Rossman Dwight Russell Kriss and Kevin Ryan Ed and Denise Sauve Alison and Tom Scheffler Susan and David Schwartz Erik Selvig Sarah Sheviakov David Shiao Gary Smith The Stanley S. Langendorf Foundation
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2010 contributors Mrs. Wendell Steavenson Hon. William Stephens Mary Stephenson and Lawrence Papale Frima and Joe Stewart Chris and Kimberly Stewart Toni and Earl Stewart The Store Mill Valley Ross and Rebecca Sullivan Michelle Syufy Karin Szarvas-Kidd Tamalpais Bank Tamalpais Paint & Color Catherine Tobin Shari Tracy Jacke Peterson Tulsky United Markets US Pure Water Corp Mark Vallindras Bojil Velinov Noel Voskuil Lela and Wiley Wadsworth Mary Ann Walker Carol Sweeney Wallace Julie Wallace Larry Wasserman Seth Weinberger Rona Weintraub Phillip and Carol Wells Thomas Witt Linda Woodwell Jim Wuthnow Sondra and Al Wuthnow Gerald Wyneken Amy Yakaitis Lana Zakon Jan Zeller
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John Aldsworth Beverly Alexander Mari Allen Christy Allen Daniel and Daan Hein Alsem Ana Amaya Marisa Amyx Chester and Guyla Amyx Kirkman Amyx and Katie Nash Jennifer Ancona Mary Anderson and Lizzy Labeeuw-Anderson Meredith Anderson Lydia-Maria Arellano Christine Armstrong and Louis Dangles Pat and Peter Arrigoni Lissette Averhoff
Spring 2011 Janet Babb Barbara Babow Kelly Baker Kaya Balke Lisa Barger Marc Barie Lori Barra Sandy and Christie Batanides Aggie Bayer Craig and Kristin Beacock Nina Beaurang Joni Beemsterboer Brenda Bercun, MSN Michael and Patricia Bigelow Renata Bihun Maria Gabby Black Gabriela Blanco Richard Boccoli Laura Boone Deborah Borg-Tedrick Nancy Boughey and Neil Simon Anne Bowen Gray Boyce Fran and Marek Bozdech Marucia Britto Jeff Brooks Brent Buccine Andrea Buccine Victoria Buder Joan Bullen Cynthia Bunim Eliza and Bob Burton Abigail Burton Anna Buss Julie and Grant Busta Dave and Catherine Capper Joan Carlson Hernan Carrillo Alice Cason Tiffany Chang Felicia Chavez Vicki and Dennis Chegwin Cheveux Studio for Hair C. Chew Armenak Chobanian Amy Cifarelli Jennifer Clark Maria Clothier Paul Cohen and Nancy Masters Isaac Cohen Donna Cohen, C.P.A. Catherine Colin Mary and Jamie Collie Kathleen Colloton, RN Diana Conn Kara Connors, MPH Eve Cooper and Andre Borgman Sky Cooper
Sherry Corcoran Janna Cordeiro, MPH Richard and Marguerite Couvillion Brian and Caroline Crawford Anooshik Cronin Dennis and Melissa Crowe Susan Crowther Mary Cullen Jan Cummins Kevin Cummins Craig Curtis Marcia Custer Katie Dauser Christine Davis-Jeffers Stephanie Defabio and Michael Champie Suzanne and Bruce Degen Gabriel deGuzman Lisa Della Valle Vicki DeMenno Sheryl Denker Cyndi Devereaux William and Sarah Devlin Victoria Dewitt Suzan Dexter and Ted Burik Ursula Dinter Rebecca Dolan Mary Dombrovski Bernadette and Bill Dowd Nancy Dowling Caroline Doyle Allison Doyle Donald and Kathryn Drake Margaret Rose Duggan Aimee Duhagon Alice Dunning Ronald Durand Allison and Bill Duryea Trisha Ekstrom Peggy Elkus Keely Enna Stephanie Ericson Renee Evans Vanessa Exelby Exxonmobil Foundation Tin Fan Sheila Felix Laura Fenster, MD Melanie Field Randi and Jessica Fields Tyler Fields Christina Fitzgibbons Cindy Flinn Amy Fox Nina Frank and Phoebe Kranefuss Nicole Frias Robert Frommer Dana Fugate
Paul and Cassandra Gaenger Lee Garrett Carolyn Garriott Catherine Gay Lori Geraty Sibdas Ghosh, PhD and Jayati Ghosh Shelley Giannotta Laurie Giesen Eric Gilmore Sue Glader Susan Glick Barbara Gobar Dixie Goldsby Carolyn Goodman Michael Gothelf, MD Liz Gottlieb Maria Luisa Graham Gerald Gray Millicent Green Judith Grether Carol Griffin Zeina Grifoni Maureen Groper Mary Lou and Herman Grossberg Marie Growney Irmelin Hafstad Amy Hamilton Kirk and Fiona Hansen Leslie Hansen Eileen and Lisbet Hansen Kay Moore Harris Martha Hartrick Mr. and Mrs. Ed Harvey Jennifer Harwood Janet Hayward Susan Hee Edie Heller Hilde Helmer Susan Helmrich Rusty Hendley Michelle Heston Evelyn Hofele Sean Holcomb Gudrun Hommer John Taylor and Hilary Estin Hood Joe Hopkins LaRaye Houston Patricia Hudson Cathy Huettinger Kim and Bruce Huff Amanda Imrie Carolyn Ingram Sandra Janachowski Linda Jaskol Carolyn Jensen Francesca Johnson Pamela Jolliffe
2010 contributors Cherry Jones Cindy Kamm Chris Kane Judy and Daniel Katsin Laurence Kaufman Susan Kay Ann Kaye Kysa Kelleher Carol Keller Regina Kennedy Deborah and Peter Keresztury Grace Kim Joanne Kimmey Dana King Lauren Klein and Randy Hayes Amanda Klein Sonja Klobucar Mary Koenig Adrienne Kolb Mark and Talia Krahling Katie Kramer Karen Kramer Lynn and Doug Krueger Mike La Rotonda Nora Laherty Lawrence Lahl Karen Lamb Jennifer Lanciault Heather Landgraf Jennifer Lapitsky Pat LaRondelle Leslie and Stephen Laskin Reese Susan Lassetter Greg Lawrence and Kim Travaglini-Lawrence Wayne Lee Eileen Lennon Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Lennon Melissa Lewis Monica Lewis Olivia Lewis Elizabeth Lewis and Susan Husari Carol Lieberman Catherine Lilledahl and Catherine Rosekrans Michael Lipsett, MD and Deena Levine-Lipsett David Lipton Douglas Long Vera Long Annie Longley Karen Lorentson Brandon Love Raymond Lum Nancy and John Lundy Vanessa Lyons Elana Maggal
Spring 2011 Anna Mae Maly Marin Human Race Merri Lee Marks Kirsta Martino Cleve Massey Vicky Mattson Tim McCarthy Patricia Lynne McClure Patricia and Mel McCormack Meredith McGarvey Marta McGovern Peggy McKay Robin McNally Judy McWard Anthony Melendez Daniela and Ebony Melendez Jeanine Michaels Mill Valley Market Jennifer Millard Fred and Keitha Miller Mary Alice Miller Caroline and Robert Miros Lloyd Miyawaki, MD, MPH Tiffany Money Rachel Moody Daphne Moore Inge Morrison Hernan Moyano Susan Mulvey and Mark Temple Leah Mycoff Carol Nadler James Nason and Marietta Gonzales Kathy Neylon Stephen Nolan Leslie Nolte Nancy Obletz Laurie O’Hara-Torres Meybel Oliva Anael Ott Leslie Owen Maureen and James Parton Joan and James Pasternak Kevin Peck Lana Peck Jordan Penman Jordana Perman Catherine Peterson Debbie Peterson Eleanor Petri Tracey Pettis Joy Phoenix Kim Pipkin Patricia Pizza Nikol Plass Joe Preston Cynthia and Seth Prosterman
Armand Quintana Catherine Ramirez Barbara and Patrick Rauber Audrey Redle William Reilly Maureen Richardson and William Cook Roberta Ricketts Bobbe Rigler Beverly Robbins Kemplen Robbins Leslie Roberts Lisa Roberts-Raade Barry Robinson Judith and Dennis Rodoni Fernanda and Armenio Rodrigues Michael and Sheila Rokeach Stephanie Rosin Elijah Rossman Sally and Allan Rubens Donna Rutter Janet Sadoff Kathleen Safer Maryann Saltonstall Philip and Joanne Salz Esther Sasbon Suzanne Saunders Timothy Secor Eileen and Charles Seifert Steve Sell Emma Sell Rose Shadduck Anastasia Sheldon Julie Shemano Carole and Rick Sheviakov Melissa Silver Judy Smith Barb and Larry Sommer Erik Sommer Karin Sommer Anna Sommer Lux Catherine Soper Joe Soule Karen Spalding Walter and Dana Spicer Glenn Stanfield Jillian Steadman Teague Sterling Jennifer Stevens Arianna Stocking Matthew Storms and Anna Rascon Bill Swafford Lily Taft Lisa and Alex Taft Hank Taft Ryk and April Tanalski
Carlyn Tandrow Tracy Tatum Fred and Sue Taylor Pamela Taylor Carol Tereszkiewicz Michael Tex Duncan Marla Theofel Debbie Thoma Lauren Thomas Kayla Thomas Matilda Thompson Jeanine Thompson Ellen Tobin Krista Tokarz Ian Tonks Rachel Tracy Kristine Travis-Brown Kris Tresley James and Melinda Triplett Stacey Troxtel Dana Tryde Linda Turner Damon Uriarte Saskia Van Bergen Monique Viola Rose Marie and Cosmo Violante Christina Voyles Patricia Wakimoto, DrPH Washington Vegetables Co. Linka Watridge Robin We Leslie Decker and Chris Weber Elyse Weinstein Dan West Diane White Julie White Cynthia and Arthur Whitman-Bradley Linda Wight Laura Williams Tony Williams Gayle Windham, PhD Lloyd Withers and Sandra Compagno-Withers Suzanne Wittwer Kirk and Melanie Wollenweber Michele Andrea Wolpe Judy Wong Betty Wood Christie Woolard Monique Wright Todd Wuthnow Cary Zakon Gretchen Zeller Rachel Zimmerman Michelle Zolezzi
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Donations In Honor 2010 In Honor of Katie Beacock Frima Stewart In Honor of Sandra Daniels William Daniels In Honor of Aliza Lauter’s Bat Mitzvah Judy and Daniel Katsin In Honor of Mrs. Marcelle Marcus Ms. Julia Pollock
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In Honor of Lu Pearson William and Sarah Devlin In Honor of Robin Robert Frommer
In Honor of Mrs. Peggy McKay Liam McKay
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Donations in Memory 2010 In Memory of Annie Fox
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Stars Anonymous Berkeley Nucleonics Wines Donated By Sterling Vineyards
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Aggie Bayer Leslie Belingheri Katharine Born Anne Bowen Anna Buss Heather Chartrand Cecilia Conte Caroline Doyle Mary Ellison Keely Enna Connie Goldsmith Carmel Greenberg Kathleen Helmer Catherine Hughes Kim Juarez, Team LOLA Jerry and Elizabeth Leith Melissa Lewis Melissa Martin Chloe and Susan Mayne Armand Quintana Karen Rodoni
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upcoming events Thursday, May 5, 2011
Honor Thy Healer 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm Mill Valley Community Center Tickets $135 per person To register, visit www.zerobreastcancer.org/events.html (415) 507-1949 ext 102
Sunday, June 5, 2011
Racing for Research Jim Russell International Karting Centre 9:00 am – 3:00 pm Infineon Raceway Tickets $300 per person To register, visit www.zerobreastcancer.org/events.html (415) 507-1949 ext 102
Saturday, September 17, 2011
Dipsea Hike/Run Lite 8:00 am Registration; 9:00 am Kickoff Old Mill Park, Mill Valley Registration $35 for adults; $20 for students & kids under 10 are free To register, visit www.zerobreastcancer.org/events.html (415) 507-1949 ext 102
Please check our website regularly for updates, new programs and events between ZBC Newsletter printings.
How to Reduce Your Risk of Breast Cancer Around Your House with Green Cleaning Many cleaning chemicals being sold in the U.S. today contain chemicals that can harm our health. In addition, products labeled “green” can be expensive and are not regulated. Natural products, however, are safe and effective for cleaning your home and using them will reduce your and your family’s exposure to harmful chemicals in our environment. Keep these points in mind: • Buy a few high quality spray bottles that you can use many times. Bottles with ounce measurements on them are especially useful for measuring and mixing. • Be sure to label your mixtures to avoid confusion. • ALL cleaners, whether homemade or store bought, and cleaning ingredients should be kept safely away out of the reach of children and pets in locked cabinets or high places.
We all own a box of baking soda and now that we are facing some economically challenging times ahead, it makes sense to take a trip to the dollar store to stock up on a few more boxes of this precious eco-friendly powder. 1. Deodorize your dishwasher: Simply sprinkle ½ cup of baking soda on the bottom of your dishwasher before running a cycle. 2. Freshen up your sponge: If your kitchen sponge or towel starts to get a bit stinky, soak it overnight in 2 cups of warm water, 2 tbsp of baking soda and 5 drops of tea tree oil. 3. Clear a clogged drain: Mix ½ cup of baking soda with ½ cup of white vinegar (careful as when you add the vinegar, it may bubble over). Pour down drain followed by 2 cups of boiling water. 4. Moldy shower curtains: Throw a mildew/mold stained shower curtain into the washing machine with a couple of bath towels. Add 1 cup of baking soda to the detergent and add 1 cup of vinegar to rinse cycle. 5. Clean combs, brushes: Freshen up your bristles by whirling them around in a bowl of 3 cups of warm water and 2 tsp of baking soda. 6. Dandruff remedy: Wet your hair and then rub a handful of baking soda vigorously into your scalp. Shampoo and condition with sodium lauryl sulfate (SLS)-free products and repeat for the next 5 or 6 times that you wash your hair. 7. Deodorize your carpet or rug: Lightly sprinkle baking soda over your carpet. Let it settle for 30 min and then vacuum. 8. Paving stones: Keep the weeds from growing in between paving stones by sprinkling baking soda onto the paving stones and sweep it into the cracks. 9. Clean your grill: Scour yucky grill racks with a paste made from 2 tbsp baking soda and 2 tbsp of water. Apply paste with a brush, leave for 15 minutes and then rinse. Page 1 of 4
10. Clean your car: Use a solution of 1/4 cup baking soda in 1 quart of warm water to clean your car lights, chrome, windows, tires, vinyl seats and floor mats without worrying about unwanted scratch marks. Apply with a sponge or soft cloth to remove road grime, tree sap, bugs, and tar. For stubborn stains use baking soda sprinkled on a damp sponge or soft brush.
The acid in lemons makes the citrus a great cleaning agent, and it has a bleaching effect, particularly when exposed to sunlight. When it comes to clothing, work quickly, then rinse, and wash clothing immediately. 1. Clean copper pots and pans: Dip half a lemon in salt and scrub tarnished copper pots to remove oxidation stains. 2. Plastic food-storage containers: To bleach stains from tomato soup and other acidic foods on dishwasher-safe items, rub lemon juice on the spots, let dry in a sunny place, then wash as usual. 3. Banish stains on a cutting board: Cut a lemon in half, dip it in table salt, and rub it over the stained area. 4. Remove stains on countertops: Start by squeezing some lemon juice on the stain and scrubbing with a cloth. If that doesn't work, sprinkle with table salt and scrub gently. You can use lemons on marble countertops, but only if absolutely necessary because the acids can damage the marble. 5. Garbage Disposal: Cut a lemon in half, then run both pieces through the disposal. It cleans and keeps your garbage disposal smelling fresh. 6. Clean stains on stainless steel appliances: by applying a paste of lemon and salt or lemon and baking soda. Allow the paste to sit for five minutes before washing and rinsing the stained area. 7. Remove rust or mildew stains from textiles: by rubbing with a paste of lemon juice and salt. Work quickly and wash clothing or other fabric item immediately. 8. Remove oil stains: Gently rub a few drops of lemon into the stain. Wash clothing immediately. 9. Remove tough coffee or wine stains (from white fabrics): Spray with lemon juice and hang in sunlight to bleach the stain away. 10. Ink stains: Start by blotting as much of the ink stain as possible, then saturate the stain with lemon juice. Sprinkle with salt and rub the salt into the stain with your fingers or an old toothbrush. Wash the garment right away.
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Famously, salt provides an inhospitable chemical environment for most bacteria, including Salmonella, E. Coli, and it serves double duty against bacteria in that it also removes water from food and cells, making it harder for bacteria to grow without moisture. Salt also is a good non-abrasive scrubber and provides many uses in the home and for the body for this reason. 1. Cleaning greasy or baked-on food - The greasiest iron pan will wash easily if you use a little salt in it and wipe with paper. Or if you are facing the awful task of scrubbing out a roasting pan, dampen the pan and sprinkle salt all over. The salt will lift off the baked on food. 2. Cleaning ovens - Salt and cinnamon take the "burned food" odor away from ovens and stove burners. Sprinkle spills while oven and burners are still hot; when dry, remove the salted spots with a stiff brush or cloth. 3. Cleaning refrigerators - Use salt and soda water to clean and sweeten the inside of your refrigerator. It won't scratch enamel either. 4. Cleaning tarnished silverware - Rub tarnish with salt before washing. 5. Removing onion odors from hands - Rub fingers with salt moistened with vinegar. 6. Restoring sponges - Give sponges new life by soaking them in cold saltwater after they are washed. 7. Removing rings from tables - White rings left on tables from wet or hot dishes or glasses can be removed by rubbing a thin paste of salad oil and salt on the spot with your fingers, letting it stand an hour or two, then wiping it off. 8. Brightening colors - Wash colored curtains or washable fiber rugs in a saltwater solution to brighten the colors. Brighten faded rugs and carpets by rubbing them briskly with a cloth that has been dipped in a strong saltwater solution and wrung out. 9. Removing mildew or rust stains - Moisten stained spots with a mixture of lemon juice and salt, then spread the item in the sun for bleaching; and finally, rinse and dry. 10. Ditch the stain remover: Many stain removing sticks can be toxic. Instead make a solution with 4 tbsp of salt in 2 cups of hot water. This is especially good on yellow perspiration stains. Simply sponge the solution onto the stain and rub until the yellow disappears. Wash as normal.
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The acidic liquid is a powerful cleaner, eating through lime and grime, and killing many viruses and bacteria. From cleaning calcium buildup to unclogging drains to detoxifying your home, it seems like there’s nothing vinegar can’t do, and it's easy on the environment and your wallet. 1. Remove cloudy buildup: If your stemware is cloudy from the dishwasher, wrap the glasses in paper towels soaked in vinegar, let them sit, and the cloudy deposits will rinse right off 2. Clean soap scum, mildew, and grime from bathtub, tile, and shower curtains: Simply wipe the surface with white vinegar and rinse with water. 3. Clean a toilet bowl: Pour in 1 cup of white vinegar; let it stand for five minutes, and flush. 4. Unclog a shower head: Unscrew the shower head, remove the rubber washer, place the head in a pot filled with equal parts vinegar and water, bring to a boil, then simmer for five minutes. 5. Windows: Put 3 tbsp vinegar per 1 quart water in a spray bottle. For extra-dirty windows try this: ½ tsp liquid soap, 3 tbsp vinegar and 2 cups of water. Shake well. The best way to get streak-free windows? Use newspaper instead of paper towels to wipe them. 6. General dusting: It’s better to dust with a damp cloth. Try 1 tsp olive oil per ½ cup vinegar. Mix together in a bowl and apply with a soft cloth. 7. Wash walls: Wipe down your walls with a vinegar water mixture, which helps absorb odors and clean surfaces. 8. Deodorize a room filled with cigarette smoke or paint fumes: Place a small bowl of white vinegar in the room. 9. Remove lint from clothes: Add ½ cup of vinegar to the rinse cycle of the washing machine. This will also help brighten fabric colors. 10. Remove decals or bumper stickers or price tag: Soak a cloth in vinegar and cover the decal or bumper sticker for several minutes until the vinegar soaks in. The decals and bumper stickers should peel off easily.
Resources: Lundquist, Pamela (2007, March 31). Recipes for Safer Cleaners. Health Child Healthy World. Retrieved March 4, 2011, from http://healthychild.org/blog/comments/recipes_for_safer_cleaners/#ixzz1FfrWXxLz Bond, Annie B. (2007, December 27). 23 Wonderful Ways to Use Salt. care2 make a difference. Retrieved March 4, 2011, from http://www.care2.com/greenliving/23-wonderful-ways-to-use-salt.html#ixzz1IyKMg4V2 Breyer, Melissa (2010, June 10). 51 Fantastic Uses for Baking Soda. care2 make a difference. Retrieved March 4, 2011, from http://www.care2.com/greenliving/51-fantastic-uses-for-baking-soda.html#ixzz1Fg3KtxlD Mel, selected from DivineCaroline (2010 May 2) 23 Ingenious Uses for White Vinegar. care2 make a difference. Retrieved March 4, 2011, from http://www.care2.com/greenliving/23-ingenious-uses-for-white-vinegar.html#ixzz1Fg47drdr NaturallySavvy.com (2010 September 24) Lemon Aid Natures All Purpose Stain Remover. Planet Green. Retrieved March 4, 2011, from http://planetgreen.discovery.com/home-garden/lemon-aid-natures-all-purpose-stain-remover.html
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