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YSC Introduces New Rise Program

by Joy Simha

One of our member organizations, The Young Survival Coalition, (YSC) has just selected 10 young women who will be trained to be the next generation of breast cancer advocates. YSC has been the voice for young women affected by breast cancer since its inception in 1998, and now they are educating and empowering women to represent their constituents in […]

The New York State Breast Cancer Support and Education Network Welcomes Joy Simha as Executive Director

by Joy Simha

Inquiries: New York, September 20, 2015:   The New York State Breast Cancer Support and Education Network (NYSBCSEN) is excited to welcome Joy Simha as Executive Director, effective October 1, 2015. Joy joins the Network with more than 20 years of breast cancer advocacy experience and a background in corporate communications, marketing and multimedia […]

The NIEHS highlights the Important Work of our Member Organizations

by Joy Simha

Karen Miller and Laura Weinberg – Bringing Breast Cancer Education to Underserved Groups August 20, 2015 Breast cancer advocates, Karen Miller and Laura Weinberg. For more than 20 years, breast cancer advocates Karen Miller and Laura Weinberg have worked with communities on Long Island, New York and surrounding areas. Together, they facilitate breast cancer education […]

Senate Bill Would Ease Federal Prohibition Of Medical Marijuana

by Bridgett Perry

From the Huffington Post –  Bipartisan Senate legislation to be announced Tuesday would shield medical marijuana patients, doctors and businesses from federal prosecution in states that have legalized marijuana for medical purposes, and would remove marijuana from the category of most-dangerous drugs, The Huffington Post has learned.  Read more at

Governor Cuomo Bans Fracking in New York!

by Bridgett Perry

The New York State Breast Cancer Network sends a huge thank you to Governor Cuomo for banning fracking in New York!  We are so grateful that Governor Cuomo  based his decision on science and knew that, in the end, the health and safety of New Yorkers must always come first.  We join the entire state […]