At Zero Breast Cancer, we focus on how to reduce our risk of breast cancer or of a recurrence. We have primarily focused on steps we can take as individuals to reduce our risk, such as healthy lifestyle choices and limiting exposure to harmful chemicals. However, we recognize that breast cancer risks are not the same for all social groups and some risk factors that can be changed are difficult or impossible to impact on one's own.
Over the past several months, we have taken the time to reflect upon the important work our organization does in order to identify where we can grow. Staff have furthered training on identifying and addressing systemic issues, including racism and environmental injustice.
We are committed to incorporating more collective actions into the risk reduction strategies we promote. Below you can read about our first actions: creating space on our website to highlight how to address these structural problems and talking with partner organizations about their practices.
Together we can make a difference.