Here’s just a small glimpse at some of the participants flying in to Washington next week for our Stroller Brigade for safer chemicals. You can join us live and watch the event online – click here to sign up for a reminder.
Alli Ward – Maryland
VP for Programs at young adult cancer advocacy group Stupid Cancer, Alli is a six year Stage 4 Ovarian Cancer Thrivor. When she was told she may have only a few months to live in 2009, she decided to stop conventional treatment and focus on quality of life. Now four years past her “expiration date”, Alli strives to live fully while dealing with long term side effects of the disease.
Anne Brock – Tennessee
Stay at home mom, blogger, safer chemicals volunteer, simply living expert. Anne just hosted a screening of a documentary on environmental health in Knoxville.
Shane Shirley Smith – Florida
Mother of three, small business owner, one of the nation’s top green bloggers. Shane has been working with other businesses in Florida to show business support for strong chemical safety laws.
Richard Moore – New Mexico
Father, grandfather, farmer, environmental justice leader. Fighting to eliminate the disproportionate impacts of toxic chemicals on communities of color and low-income communities.
Dr. Yolanda Whyte – Georgia
Pediatrician, member of the National Medical Association – the nation’s largest professional organization for African American physicians. Outspoken advocate for protecting public health from environmental threats.
National Medical Association
Lori Alper – Massachusetts
Mother, recovering lawyer and writer. Lori has led several petitions to push companies to remove toxic chemicals and recently received an award from the Massachusetts state legislature for her service to the community.
Robin Saha – Montana
Associate Professor of Environmental Studies at the University of Montana and with the School of Public and Community Health
Sciences. He is among the nation’s leading researchers conducting quantitative studies of the links between race, place, and environmental hazards.
University of Montana