The Breast Cancer Fund works to prevent breast cancer by eliminating our exposure to toxic chemicals and radiation linked to the disease.
Real LifeElizabeth Jones is a mother of two and grandmother of six; a two-time breast cancer survivor; and a proud Breast Cancer Fund volunteer.
I had none of the risk factors for breast cancer, so when I was diagnosed in 1993 I wanted answers. Was my cancer related to chemical plant pollution in my hometown? What about my childhood spent with parents who smoked? And how can I reduce the risk for my daughters and granddaughters? I found answers—and community—at the Breast Cancer Fund.
Since 1992, the Breast Cancer Fund has been working to prevent breast cancer by eliminating our exposure to toxic chemicals and radiation linked to the disease. They're educating millions about how to reduce our risk and they're working to change laws that allow toxic chemicals in the products we use every day.
For 15 years I've raised funds for and participated in the Breast Cancer Fund's annual Peak Hike for Prevention. I was training to climb Mt. Shasta with their 2003 Climb Against the Odds team when I was diagnosed a second time. The encouragement and support I received from the Breast Cancer Fund gave me hope and strength as I faced cancer again.
I envision a day when a healthy environment is everyone's birthright, but there's a lot of work to be done to make that a reality. That's why it's so important to support the groundbreaking work of the Breast Cancer Fund.
Elizabeth C. Jones