Spring 2021 Newsletter
It’s time to celebrate Spring’s warmer weather and the fact that more than half of US adults have received at least one Covid-19 vaccine! While there is a light at the end of the tunnel, we need to continue to keep ourselves and others safe.
In this e-newsletter, we highlight projects developed with college students and study participants to improve health and wellness and reduce the risk of breast cancer, especially in marginalized communities.
Read on to learn about ZBC on Spanish-language TV, student-created YouTube videos, research on hormones in beef, and top podcasts for breast cancer survivors.
And don’t forget to give feedback on our latest campaign and register for our next free webinar. In the 2nd of our Advancing Health Equity in Breast Cancer webinar series, Our ZIP Codes & Breast Cancer: Working Together for Healthier Places, you will learn more about how place matters and what we can do for everyone’s health. We hope you can join us!
Yours in health,
If you’d like to boost the success of our 25th year reducing the impact of breast cancer and support our webinar series, please consider donating. Thank you!
ZBC in the News
ZBC Promoted #drinklessforyourbreasts on Univision!
ZBC is proud that Program Director Catherine Thomson was interviewed for a news show on Univision recently! She and Program Director Lianna Hartmour were on a workgroup for the Alcohol Research Group’s first breast cancer initiative. Catherine introduced the #drinklessforyourbreasts campaign on Spanish news, as part of the effort to increase awareness among young women of the role of alcohol in breast cancer risk. Watch the video in Spanish and learn more about alcohol as a breast cancer risk factor on the #drinklessforyourbreasts campaign website!
College Students Create Videos to Reduce Peers' Risk of Breast Cancer
For their Business Leadership Practicum, Dominican University students Brianna Arevalo, Jorrane Martins Moreno, and Elias Muro worked with Lianna to develop English and Spanish-language videos about how to reduce breast cancer risk. They created a survey for their peers, collected data in English and Spanish, and created six YouTube videos that were informed by survey results. Learn more and watch the videos!
The HAMBURGER Study of Beef & Breast Cancer
We know that eating red meat increases colon cancer risk, but what about breast cancer? ZBC is partnering with Public Health Institute investigator Dr. Gina Solomon and her team on a study to look at this question in the HAMBURGER (Hormones And Meat: does Beef Under-Regulation Generate Estrogenic Residues) Study. Read about it in our blog article!
Top 5 Empowering Podcasts for Breast Cancer Survivors in 2021
Podcasts have helped Shweta Chooromani get through the pandemic thus far, so she wrote a blog article sharing her top 5 recommendations for breast cancer survivors. The podcasts she highlights will help lift your spirits and give you practical steps to take to improve your health and wellbeing. Check it out!
Give Your Opinion to Help Prevent Breast Cancer
We’ve got 6 "posters" and everyone is invited to give their opinion by filling out our surveys. These "posters" may be used in other formats, like as graphics for social media or printed postcards. We are especially seeking the input of young adults (ages 18-35, all genders), BIPOC, and people with lower income. Visit zbclink.org/posterfeedback to let us know what you think.
*The first 10 people to give feedback on all 6 posters and include their email addresses will receive a $25 gift card! After that, there will be a drawing for another $25 gift card among people who have given their opinion on all 6 posters before May 31.
Join Our Webinar
Don’t forget to register for our webinar next week!
Join us Thursday, April 29 at 12 pm PT/3 pm ET to learn about how where we live, work, and play affects breast cancer risk and outcomes.
Many thanks to co-sponsors UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center, Project Life, ActiveSGV, The Latino Cancer Institute and Women's Cancer Resource Center.