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College should not be a time to worry about breast cancer. But, we do.

With one in eight women diagnosed, we are surrounded by family and friends with the disease. However, there is new science that points to prevention. This science tells us that exposure to certain toxins used in everyday products up through a first term pregnancy is directly linked to an increased risk of a breast cancer diagnosis later on in life. At Protect Our Breasts, we engage our peers on six college campuses through community outreach and social media posts to share digestible prevention tips that try to keep us safe, now and in the future.

As an Empowerment Patron, you can help Protect Our Breasts ensure that your college-aged daughters, sisters, friends, and loved ones have access to the pertinent information on the detrimental chemicals in everyday products. Your valuable contribution will help fund the expansion of Protect Our Breasts to other college campuses, and help us build relationships with Natural Product Expo industry leaders who are dedicated to bringing us safer products.

Protect Our Breasts is an interdisciplinary experiential learning course in the Isenberg School of Management/UMass Amherst with biology and public health. We have dedicated our college careers to this critical effort because we believe we can make a difference. With your help, our future is hopeful.

We hope you will join us in empowering your loved ones and our peers by becoming an Empowerment Patron today.


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Thank You to Our Empowerment Patrons

Linda Ayles-Johnson
Elizabeth Barstow
Nancy Brown
Ted Davis
Ann Maria Guerrieri
Lisa Hayes
Patrick Hayes
Erin Messier
Claudine Sheinkopf
John Skawski
Sue P. Tse
Louis Vaccaro
Anita Vaccaro
Patricia Zamparelli
Sarah Alexander
Sarah Alexander
David Oldershaw
Steve Bensen
Cinny Bensen
Jay Reighley
Jessica Rubino
Janis Tobin
William Anderson
Clint Marshall
Esther Dines
Aline Lavelle
Karen Peterson Kittredge

Lee Barstow
Emily Kanter
Caleb Dean
Christina DeSimone 
Alyssa Foley
Julie Lipsett
Mara Nislick
Rick Rodricks
Shaun Fitzgerald
Jackson Koffman
Nancy Bruneau
Lynne Strabley
Andrea Gabriel
Michael Nowlan
Blair Kellison
Ann Buchman
Lucinda Dean
Jennifer L. Brown

Lori Ayles
Michael Ayles

Taylor Barstow
Harold Carroll
Dennis Deutsch
Cheryl Dewolf
Mark Fuller
Richard Levy
Dana Asbury

Fran Macmaster
Anne Hardy
Ann Stephany
Zoe Gardner
Beatrijs Williams
James Leonard
Story Leonard 

Clyde/Alyson Barnard 

David Ayles
Ken Burnett 
Carla Carpenter
Gabrielle DeAngelis
Jennie Figueiredo
Sergio Figueiredo

Kristin Peters
David Rosenberg

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Karen Peters