ABOUT US

HBCAC strives for community oriented programs focused on Breast Cancer, Education, Precaution and Prevention.

 


Our Mission is to increase public awareness of environmental links to disease. GAIN support for the “Precautionary Principle” as it applies to public policy, URGE the    public to demand more funding for environmental health research, and ENCOURAGE a “better safe than sorry” attitude toward personal lifestyle. | More

Mounting scientific evidence demonstrates that Lead poisoning, Endocrine disruptors, Air pollution, and Pesticides are the four types of toxins that contribute to the onset of disease. Look before you LEAP provides environmental health information in a manner that is non-threatening, age-appropriate and fun for children and families alike. | More

About Us


WHO WE ARE

 

Huntington Breast Cancer Action Coalition (HBCAC) is a not-for-profit grassroots organization dedicated to the ultimate eradication of breast cancer through education and awareness.

 

Our mission is to focus on prevention methods while actively helping those who are faced with a positive diagnosis.

WHAT WE DO
Since 1992, Huntington Breast Cancer Action Coalition has forged accessible pathways of involvement in the complex issue of breast health. Those pathways include:

Awareness: HBCAC works to keep breast cancer awareness in the forefront of public concern on Long Island.

Education
: HBCAC informs the public on methods available for early detection/screening and    general breast health. We have created a network for breast health consumers consisting of educational resources, trained volunteers and breast care experts. We work in partnership with local hospitals, medical offices, nutritional counselors and governmental agencies.

Advocacy
: At every level of government, from Huntington Town Hall to Washington D.C., we    encourage research, funding and legislation that will focus on prevention and    intervention; ultimately leading to the eradication of breast cancer.

Community Involvement
: HBCAC mobilizes volunteers and community minded people in a broad based "coalition of concern". Our community outreach includes speakers, lectures, panelists, seminars, publications, newsletters, resource guides, calendars and other informative references.


Support
: HBCAC provides ongoing support groups, educational programs and other resources for women and men diagnosed with breast cancer.

How We Do It

HBCAC's leadership as a community grassroots organization has been recognized at local, state and federal levels. We provide information that is science based to the community with emphasis on encouraging individuals to be “partners for change”.

 

Huntington Breast Cancer Action Coalition, Inc. (HBCAC) has provided access to care and support to families challenged by breast cancer. Our organization has initiated; fostered; partnered; sponsored; spearheaded; created; collaborated and disseminated science-based information to moms, dads, teens, elementary school children, seniors, legislators, and regulatory agencies. Access to care, the environment, communication and our community are the items that drive us every day!
But we have no acted alone, our army of volunteers has helped us make a difference... 

 

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Why We Do It


To improve access to breast cancer detection, treatment and care; and to actively encourage breast cancer research and funding. In the daily pursuit of these goals, we are guided by several fundamental philosophies:

  • We believe that women should be comfortable and accountable for their own breast health.
  • We encourage responsibility and partnership with each individual's chosen health practitioner.
  • We believe that a unified approach is necessary to affect a large scale change but personal control is necessary for the health of the individual.
  • We recognize that service to the community requires an evolving network of partnerships.
  • We believe that vigorous research is necessary to understand why breast cancer is so prevalent on Long Island, so that its multiple causes can be eradicated

PREVENTION IS THE CURE


(PITC) a collaborative educational campaign brings focus on the causes of disease rather than ways of coping with it once diagnosed.

 

PITC seeks to INCREASE public awareness of environmental links to disease; GAIN support for the Precautionary Principle, as it applies to public policy;

 

URGE the public to demand more funding for environmental health research and ENCOURAGE a "better safe than sorry" attitude toward personal lifestyle.

 

Visit www.preventionisthecure.org | Roadmap to Prevention Watch video


Lead Poisoning, Endocrine disruptors, Air Pollution and Pesticides
Look Before You LEAP
Lead Poisoning, Endocrine disruptors, Air Pollution and Pesticides
Lead Poisoning, Endocrine disruptors, Air Pollution and Pesticides have mounting scientific evidence showing they increase susceptibility to these diseases. Patterns of illness in American children have changed dramatically over the last century. Asthma, learning disabilities, autism, obesity and leukemia are the most common and some of the most feared childhood diseases. The Look Before You L.E.A.P.™ offers environmental health information in a manner that is non-threatening, age-appropriate and fun for children and families alike. It is our hope that the information and the tools we have provided will promote a dialogue within families and communities about avoiding exposure to hazardous substances, while offering them safer alternatives.

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