BCAM is pleased to announce a special public event featuring Barbara Brenner as guest speaker. Ms.Brenner was 41 when she was diagnosed with breast cancer. Then a partner in a San Francisco law firm, she joined the board of Breast Cancer Action in 1994 and, a year later, relinquished her law practice to become Executive Director. BCAM was modelled on this San Francisco-based organization which now has over 12,000 members and supporters throughout the USA and beyond.
Ms. Brenner is responsible for overseeing BCA's programs — programs designed to dispel the myths about breast cancer, to inform the public about the realities of the disease, and to encourage more people to do something — besides worry — about the breast cancer epidemic. On her visit to Montreal, she will be addressing the politics behind 'pink ribbon' causes — causes that often divert the buying public from the central objective of stopping breast cancer before it starts. Her interest, and ours, in the causes of breast cancer necessarily leads to an interest in toxic substances in our air, water and food, and the lack of public policies to deal with them.
You would be hard pressed to find a more articulate and informed spokesperson for the breast cancer community and we are very fortunate to have her as our guest. Do plan to be on hand on Tuesday, September 28th, at 7:30pm at the main Concordia campus, 1455 deMaisonneuve West (steps from the Guy-Concordia Metro).