Our Green Philosophy

The Canadian Breast Cancer Support Fund is a leader in changing the conversation about breast cancer by raising awareness about the importance of prevention.

Part of the discussion about breast cancer prevention, needs to be a recognition that our environment is full of toxins that have been proven to be carcinogenic. As well, we are exposed every day to chemcials that are known to be endocrine disruptors. These chemicals mimic or partly mimic estrogen, a naturally occurring hormones in the body and produce overstimulation. Breast cancer is called estrogen-receptor-positive (or ER+) if it has receptors for estrogen. This suggests that the cancer cells, like normal breast cells, may receive signals from estrogen that could promote their growth. Roughly two out of every three breast cancers test positive for hormone receptors.

Living GREEN and reducing exposure to toxins gives us a better chance of living full, healthy lives. We’re proud to be a breast cancer charity that thinks green... not pink.

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