90% of those diagnosed with breast cancer have no family history of the disease!
Art beCAUSE Breast Cancer Foundation was founded 15 years ago by victims of breast cancer who, having no family history, knew instinctively that there must be another reason that so many get the disease.
Our Mission is to fund research on the environmental causes of breast cancer and to educate the public on how prevention can be achieved.
Despite significant attention over the past 40 years to researching the treatment of and cure for the disease, it is still with us.
- Over 230,000 women are diagnosed and 40,000 continue to die each year.
- An estimated 2.7 million women are living with breast cancer in the US today. Forty years ago it was 1 in 24. Today it is 1 in 8.
- Breast cancer is the largest cancer killer of women between the ages of 15 and 54.
Our Goal is to PREVENT breast cancer!
Art beCAUSE believes that the growth in use of over 84,000 synthetic chemicals in our industrial world over the past forty years is the culprit behind why breast cancer, and possibly other cancers, remains a staggering health concern.
Our Solution is to fund the research, find the causes and educate the public on prevention.
Through our Investing in Prevention Campaign, Art beCAUSE is seeking to raise $5 million to fund a consortium of four scientific laboratories at Boston University and Tufts University. This is the first initiative of its kind, focusing on the environmental causes of breast cancer and capitalizing on the synergies of this team of world renowned scientists who are working in collaboration to discover which chemicals cause breast cancer, how they cause it and how to prevent them from causing it.
Help us to PREVENT Breast Cancer. Support Art beCAUSE Breast Cancer Foundation!