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  • 2015 Honor Thy Healer Community Supporters

    california sealZero Breast Cancer would like to thank the following public officials for their support of our 16th Annual Honor Thy Healer program:

  • Adding Water in Schools Can Help Combat Obesity

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    Making water more available in New York City public schools through self-serve water dispensers in cafeterias resulted in small—but statistically significant—declines in students' weight, according to new findings.

  • Benefits and Support You Can Get from Joining Breast Cancer Support Groups by Ruth Riley

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    When my friend Mara felt a lump in her right breast in April 2019, her first reaction was panic. She got on the phone with me right away and asked me to come with her to the doctor.

    After a few days of anxious waiting, we received confirmation that it was breast cancer. As I sat beside Mara outside the doctor’s office, I could see her whole spirit deflating.

    I wasn’t sure how to help her, so I suggested we look for breast cancer support groups that she can join. Maybe if she connects with other people going through the same thing, she would feel less helpless and overwhelmed.

  • Breast Cancer Activist Starts New Venture

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    Fern Orenstein is currently a member of Zero Breast Cancer’s Scientific Advisory Group and was a founding board member of our organization, serving a total of 20 years! The above picture was taken when she was an honoree at our 2016 Honor Our Healer event. We are pleased to share with you a blog Fern wrote about her newest endeavor: A 3D nipple and areola tattooing nonprofit for breast cancer survivors.

  • Breast Cancer Activists – The Next Generation

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    The 2016 Francine Levien Activist Award will be presented to the Tampalpais High School Breast Cancer Awareness Club for their ongoing support of the mission of Zero Breast Cancer and for being role models in the way they engage their peers in efforts to ensure progress towards preventing this disease. The award will be accepted by club president Maddie Stoops, along with fellow leaders Ali Merkl, Colette Lowry and Hans Glader at this year’s Honor Our Healers event coming up on May 10th. You can read about it here.

  • Christine Jon'el On Ableism and Racism in Breast Cancer

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    Christine Jon’el is a young, Black woman living with an amputation who has survived cancer two times. When we first spoke with her a few months ago, her passion for calling out ableism and racism in breast cancer was clear. We are grateful that she agreed to be interviewed so we can share her insights with you!

  • Cuídese durante Covid Parte 1: Comer bien y mantenerse activo

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    Para la mayoría de nosotras, el cáncer cambió nuestras vidas. La pandemia de Covid-19 está cambiando nuestras vidas de nuevo. También muchos hemos pasados por una época de humo de incendios forestales y ahora los días son más cortos a medida que empieza la temporada de invierno. Las sobrevivientes del cáncer de seno en nuestra Junta Asesora Comunitaria del Estudio Pathways decidieron que el riesgo de Covid 19 y el autocuidado es un tema importante y oportuno que debemos abordar.

  • Cuídese durante Covid Parte 2: Conectando con los demás y con nosotras mismas

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    Esta es la segunda de dos partes sobre lo que podemos hacer por nuestra salud y bienestar durante la pandemia de Covid, de las sobrevivientes de cáncer de mama en la Junta Asesora Comunitaria del Estudio Pathways. Aquí ellas comparten cómo se las arreglan: conectarse con la gente; tomando un descanso; respirar profundamente, meditar u orar; pidiendo apoyo; dormir; gratitud; y centrarse en seguir adelante. Las investigaciones han demostrado que todos estos pueden ayudar a nuestra salud física y mental. (Lea la primera parte para obtener ideas sobre cómo mover nuestros cuerpos y comer bien).

  • Doing Well By Doing Good!

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    This year, ZBC recognizes three up and coming leaders who are making a big investment in our community. JT and Jake Peterson and colleague Marcus Hall run Ripped Body Fitness in Mill Valley. These young men are the best of their generation: they work hard, play hard and focus on healthy living in every respect, including giving back to the community in many generous ways. We are excited to honor them and tell their story at our upcoming Honor Our Healers event on May 10th. You can learn more here.

  • During Difficult Times, Your Sense of Humor Can Be Your Best Ally by Rosie Mankes

     

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    A two-time cancer survivor reflects on the adage that laughter is the best medicine.

    I like to think of myself as a funny person. I always try to find a way to laugh about something and must admit that I am also a bit of a practical joker at times (as long as no one gets hurt). I even try to keep my sense of humor during difficult times, because it is an excellent way to break the ice in an uncomfortable situation. It helps me make light of my challenging circumstances, and it has helped me heal through considerable obstacles in life.

  • Get to Know the ZBC Board: Kevin Gay

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    Kevin Gay shares his enthusiasm for Zero Breast Cancer in this month’s Get to Know the Board interview. In his second year as a board member, Kevin’s financial management expertise and knowledge of nonprofit governance have been invaluable to advancing the ZBC mission. 

  • Health & Wellness During & After Breast Cancer Webinar Series

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    Heart Health & Breast Cancer 

    Thursday, October 20, 2022

    Breast and other cancer treatments can cause heart and artery diseases, which need to be identified and treated. Some may even be prevented. Watch the recording to hear from two cardiologists who work with people diagnosed with breast cancer and a panel of experts to learn about who is affected, common signs and symptoms, and how they are working to prevent and manage cancer-related cardiovascular diseases. 

  • Introducing zbclink.org

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    You might have noticed that our web address, zerobreastcancer.org, is a bit long. When we add on the exact location of our materials, it's much longer! Some of our materials aren't even housed on our website but exist on YouTube and other platforms. In order to make our materials more easily accessible, we have begun using a branded shortlink: zbclink.org. If you go directly to that address, it will state that it is a "Branded Short Domain" without mentioning it belongs to Zero Breast Cancer. However, if you go to a link we have created with it, you will be brought directly to our materials. Here are a few links we have created so far:

  • Pacific Heights Cleaners Climbs Mt. Shasta for Zero Breast Cancer

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    The statistics are staggering, everyone knows of a person that has been touched by breast cancer and with all the advancements in medicine hopefully they survived. Karl Huie of Pacific Heights Cleaners climbed Mt. Shasta to create awareness for breast cancer as well as raise funds to support Zero Breast Cancer.

  • Pathways Breast Cancer Study Webinar Series

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    Thriving and Breast Cancer: What we've learned from the Pathways study - Register here

    Monday, February 6, 2023

    12:00-1:30 pm PT / 3-4:30 pm ET

    Please join Zero Breast Cancer and Kaiser Permanente Division of Research for an hour of experts presenting their findings about diet, nutrition and Vitamin D after a breast cancer diagnosis, followed by 30 minutes of discussion, including answering your questions.

    Larry Kushi, ScD (Kaiser Permanente Northern California Division of Research), Principal Investigator of the Pathways Study, will give an overview of the first 18-years of this ongoing research of breast cancer survivorship. Dr. Kushi will be joined by Isaac Ergas, PhD, to summarize what the study has shown about the best diet and nutrition for survivors, and Dr. Song Yao, PhD (Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center), will present his intriguing findings on Vitamin D levels and supplementation.

    Zero Breast Cancer's Catherine Thomsen, MPH, will host the Forum and lead the Q&A with the researchers and the Pathways Study participants and others who serve on the Pathways Community Advisory Board. This meeting is for anyone interested, including:
    • People diagnosed with breast cancer, including metastatic disease
    • Those who care for or know someone diagnosed with breast cancer
    • Healthcare providers and social workers serving people with cancer
    • Public health professionals and researchers

  • Pedaling for Prevention: Alex Leason Bikes 3,767 Miles for ZBC

    alex leasonAlex Leason was 16 years old when his mother, who lives in Mill Valley was diagnosed with breast cancer five years ago. "She went through chemo and is doing great now," reports her son. But the experience inspired Alex to do something to help the cause.

  • Place Matters by Salma Shariff-Marco, PhD, MPH, and Scarlett Lin Gomez, PhD, MPH

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    Research shows that our zip code can be just as important as our genetic code (DNA) in shaping our health. Where we live, work and learn affects our opportunities for physical activity, access to healthy and affordable foods, potential for social engagement and support, and exposure to stressful circumstances.

  • Problemas de memoria y pensamiento después del cáncer de seno

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    Este blog ha sido resumido de un artículo en el boletín de invierno 2019 del Estudio Pathways.

    ¿Has escuchado el término Chemo Brain o Quimiocerebro? Hasta la última década, cuando las mujeres informaban problemas de memoria y pensamiento durante o después de recibir tratamiento para el cáncer de mama, a menudo se las ignoraba. Ahora sabemos que el cáncer y el tratamiento del cáncer pueden causar estos cambios y se están realizando investigaciones sobre cómo ayudar a las personas que tienen quimiocerebro, también conocido como deterioro cognitivo relacionado con el cáncer (DCRC). Nos anima saber que la mayoría de nosotras recuperaremos nuestra función cerebral y que hay cosas que podemos hacer para lidiar con los problemas de memoria y pensamiento.

  • Reflections on the Dipsea Hike from an Oregonian

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    For the past year I have been working as the Communications Coordinator for Zero Breast Cancer from Southern Oregon. From the start, the mission statement of focusing on breast cancer prevention stood out to me as a unique perspective, as so many breast cancer organizations overlook these root causes. While I have forged strong relationships with my colleagues and an understanding of the organization from a distance, by recently attending the 16th Annual Dipsea Hike I gained a deeper sense of the wonderful work that ZBC does and the people they serve.

  • Say Hello to Our Wonderful Advocate and Volunteer: Cristine Albert!

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    Cristine Albert is one of ZBC's champions and works tirelessly on our behalf for the Dipsea Hike and more. Working with Cristine has been such a pleasure because she is so very enthusiastic and reliable, plus witty to boot! Learn more about her below.