Actress and mother, Jennifer Beals, has joined Safer Chemicals, Healthy Families in Washington D.C. this week to urge Congress to pass the Safe Chemicals Act. I had time to sit down with Jennifer to talk about why she cares about this important issue.
By Bill Couzens, Founder of Less Cancer As I walked the Gettysburg Battlefield, in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania; I am taken in by the sword wielding angel that holds a stance on top of the Pennsylvania monument. Athena, the Goddess of Victory and Peace, is a focal point of the monument commemorating the 34,530 Pennsylvania soldiers who […]
by Jennae Petersen In January 2010, my 4 year-old daughter was diagnosed with cancer (leukemia, to be specific). I still don’t like to use that word. In fact, I almost never say it. I don’t believe my daughter has ever said it, and she’s probably heard it only once or twice when doctors and nurses […]
Listen to the teleconference: Toxic Chemicals and The Rise of Childhood Cancer: What’s the Relationship? http://saferchemicals.org/sc/wp-content/uploads/sites/3/audio/cancer-tele-26jan11.mp3 Since 1975 cancer in American children has increased, especially childhood leukemia and brain cancer. Meanwhile, 80,000 chemicals have been produced in the U.S. to create commonly-used products, which include known carcinogens such as asbestos, formaldehyde, lead, cadmium, trichloroethylene, and […]
Christine Brouwer founded Mira’s Movement in 2008 after her daughter, Mira, died at the age of 4 from complications of treatment for brain cancer. The organization supports families whose children have been diagnosed with cancer and advocates on behalf of children with cancer and their families. My daughter Mira, a beautiful, funny, and smart little […]