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Breast Cancer Prevention Partners

Exposing the Cause is the Cure

aka BCPP   |   San Francisco, CA   |  www.bcpp.org

Mission

Breast Cancer Prevention Partners (formerly Breast Cancer Fund) works to prevent breast cancer by eliminating our exposure to toxic chemicals and radiation linked to the disease.

Ruling year info

1997

President & CEO

Ms. Amanda Heier

Main address

1388 Sutter St, Ste. 400

San Francisco, CA 94109 USA

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Formerly known as

Breast Cancer Fund

EIN

94-3155886

NTEE code info

Breast Cancer (G32)

Environmental Quality, Protection, and Beautification N.E.C. (C99)

Alliance/Advocacy Organizations (E01)

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

1 in 8 women in the U.S. will be diagnosed with breast cancer in her lifetime. Emotionally and financially, the cost of this disease is a huge burden for our society. While breast cancer is understood to be a complex disease, the majority of breast cancers cannot be attributed to traditional risk factors such as genetics, reproductive history and diet. A definitive body of scientific evidence links breast cancer to chemicals in our everyday environment—chemicals in our food, products, air, and water. However, due to weak federal regulation of over 85,000 chemicals used in commerce, few chemicals have been tested for their effects on our health, and companies can hide the identity and negative health impacts of chemicals they put in their products. BCPP works to reduce the incidence of breast cancer by preventing the disease from occurring in the first place. Our focus on the environmental links to breast cancer seeks to remove this root cause by assuring everyone has access to safer consumer products, clean air and water, healthy foods, and safe workplaces and communities. Through our science, programmatic, and market-based activities, we work toward systemic change by educating and motivating the public to take action to demand that business and government leaders produce safe products and implement truly health-protective policies. While our work is through the lens of breast cancer, our impact reaches far beyond this disease; the chemicals we seek to remove are frequently linked to a multitude of health issues, impacting millions of people.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Science, Public Education & Engagement

BCPP assumes a leadership role in the breast cancer and environmental health scientific community. Our science program translates, disseminates and communicates evidence of environmental links to breast cancer. This informs our programmatic work and shapes the national breast cancer prevention research agenda. Additionally, key to all of our work is building awareness about toxic chemicals and radiation linked to the disease and mobilizing a growing community to take action for breast cancer prevention. We do this public education and engagement primarily through digital communications. We also provide education by participation in conferences, meetings, webinars, and other events.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Women and girls

BCPP has over a decade of experience developing and implementing successful state and federal policy initiatives focused on preventing exposures to unsafe chemicals linked to increased rates of breast cancer and other diseases. With the goal of introducing more protective local, state and federal laws, BCPP advocates for legislative and regulatory public health policies to protect the public against unsafe chemical exposures. Our sophisticated understanding of the political and regulatory landscape and our track record in developing successful policy initiatives makes BCPP uniquely qualified to not only lead cutting-edge policy initiatives, but also serve as a trusted resource to many state and federal chemical policy reform efforts.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Women and girls

Our market-based campaigns aim to reduce toxic exposures by engaging the public to demand, and thus create, major industry shifts toward healthier, safer products. We educate the public to build a knowledgeable and engaged community. An engaged constituency then takes action and pressures companies to make health-protective changes to their processes and products. As companies listen to advocates’ and consumers’ requests to reformulate products and remove toxic chemicals. We currently lead two market-based campaigns – the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics and Cans Not Cancer. BCPP works with both industry champions and laggards to move industries toward safer products and manufacturing processes.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Women and girls

Where we work

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of meetings held with decision makers

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adults

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

Annually, we strive to hold meetings with decision makers and policymakers across the country that result in innovative laws and successful market-based campaigns.

Number of research or policy analysis products developed, e.g., reports, briefs

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adults

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

Our reports and policy analyses educate consumers, business leaders, and lawmakers to make safer products, and enact public health policies that reduce chemical exposures to protect everyone.

Number of bills, passed at the local, state or federal level where BCPP has taken a central leadership role.

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adults

Related Program

Federal & State Policy Programs

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of list subscribers

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adults

Related Program

Science, Public Education & Engagement

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of overall donors

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adults

Type of Metric

Other - describing something else

Direction of Success

Increasing

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

Founded in 1992, Breast Cancer Prevention Partners (formerly Breast Cancer Fund) works to prevent breast cancer by eliminating our exposure to toxic chemicals and radiation linked to the disease. We analyze and translate the growing body of science linking breast cancer and environmental exposures, educate consumers about how to reduce their risk, convince businesses to make safer products, and work to enact public health policies that reduce chemical exposures to protect everyone. The primary organizational goals include:

o Promoting the scientific research that has helped identify a wide range of complex, interconnected and potentially preventable risk factors for breast cancer.
o Approaching prevention from a population perspective by:
 Monitoring trends in our communities and society that appear to be increasing breast cancer risk for certain populations;
 Analyzing the factors contributing to this risk, and;
 Developing solutions that will decrease the incidence of the disease.
o Assuring that everyone has access to safer consumer products, clean air and water, healthy foods, and safe workplaces.

Since 2001, BCPP's ability to understand and act upon the science linking chemicals to breast cancer has been the foundation of our work to bring about big-picture solutions to reduce these exposures. Our approach to breast cancer prevention is firmly rooted in efforts to change public policies, regulations and market behavior in ways that go beyond personal or individual behavior change.

BCPP employs four key strategies to ensure that we reach our long-term goals. We analyze and translate the growing body of scientific evidence linking breast cancer and environmental exposures into public education, policy advocacy and market-based campaigns directed toward systemic changes that will protect public health and reduce incidence of breast cancer over time.

1. Science Leadership – We develop extensive scientific expertise regarding the links between toxic chemical exposure and breast cancer. By collaborating with scientists, the medical community, and governmental agencies, we can influence the resources and direction of breast cancer research. This expertise also gives us the foundation for our work to influence policymakers and business leaders, through advocacy and market-based campaigns.
2. Public Education and Engagement: We educate the public on the links between toxic chemical exposure and breast cancer, which allows them to take personal steps to reduce their risk and to become advocates for change.
3. Business Accountability – We develop campaigns, which mobilize the public to pressure companies to make safer products, both through their purchasing power and advocacy efforts.
4. Federal & State Policy – BCPP's approach to crafting meaningful and strategic public policy begins with an understanding of the foundational science and an assessment of the underlying problem. We then employ our knowledge of the legislative and regulatory processes to educate policy makers and develop policy initiatives that have a high level of impact, feasibility, media saliency, likelihood of public support and political opportunity. The result is public policies that are effective and achievable in the prevailing political environment. Our approach to crafting policy is rooted in clear goals, creative strategies, and resourceful tactics. We work hard to collaborate with government agencies, other non-profit organizations, business leaders, policy makers, and the general public to create policies that are truly health-protective.

Staff members at BCPP have years, even decades, of experience in science, communications, education, public policy, market-based campaigns, and grassroots advocacy. With recognized leaders on staff, BCPP assumes an influential role in the environmental health, breast cancer, and scientific communities and is sought out by policy experts and members of the media.

BCPP's strategies rely on collaboration with partner organizations to amplify our message, reach, and impact. Nationally, we play a leadership role with respected environmental health coalitions such as Safer Chemicals, Healthy Families; Coming Clean Network; Californians for a Healthy and Green Environment; and the Safer States Coalition. Additionally, BCPP has taken a leading role on science panels, such as the California Breast Cancer Research Program; the Interagency Breast Cancer & Environmental Research Coordinating Committee; and the Breast Cancer and the Environment Research Program, which is supported by the National Institute for Environmental Health Sciences and the National Cancer Institute.

BCPP's innovative approach also includes a number of strategic business partnerships with companies that share our values and vision of a healthy and sustainable environment. Companies such as Clif Bar, Seventh Generation, and Klean Kanteen are actively involved in promoting our message of breast cancer prevention.

Founded in 1992, Breast Cancer Prevention Partners is the leading science-based advocacy organization working to prevent breast cancer by eliminating our exposure to toxic chemicals and radiation linked to the disease. We shift the public conversation on breast cancer from awareness to prevention and, in the process, transform how our nation thinks about and uses toxic chemicals. Examples of the impact of BCPP’s work:

• We were first in the nation to develop a statewide comprehensive breast cancer primary prevention plan, Paths to Prevention.
• Our scientific work has resulted in the publication of 33 major studies, including our landmark "State of the Evidence" reports.
• Our public policy work has secured passage of 16 local, state, and federal laws that reduce/force the disclosure of chemicals linked to increasing rates of breast cancer and other diseases.
• Our market-based campaigns educate and engage consumers to shift the market toward safer products and manufacturing practices. With years of pressure from our Campaign for Safe Cosmetics, we’ve achieved 15+ major market victories, from L’Oréal, Johnson & Johnson, and Revlon globally reformulating their products to Unilever, Johnson & Johnson, and Proctor & Gamble adopting voluntary fragrance ingredient disclosure policies.
• Our work on BPA, a hormonally active chemical linked to many diseases, including breast cancer, has resulted in state and federal bans on BPA in baby bottles, sippy cups, and infant formula packaging. It has also driven the canned food industry’s voluntary removal of BPA from the linings of 9 out of 10 canned foods.

Financials

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Breast Cancer Prevention Partners

Board of directors
as of 03/03/2023
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Kimberly Comer Mulqueen

Principal, Deloitte Consulting

Sarah Janssen

The Permanente Medical Group

Joyce Lee

Autodesk

Mather Martin

Parker Media

Wanda Cole-Frieman

Dignity Health

Suzanne Price

Sprout San Francisco

Mary Pomerantz

Parker Media & Parker Foundation

Kimberly Comer Mulqueen

Deloitte Consulting

Rhonda M. Smith

California Black Health Network

Vivan Fan

LinkedIn

Lisa Bailey

Alta Bates Summit Medical Center

Kelly Walsh

Payssurance

Christina Pehl

Former San Francisco Unified High School Teacher

Laura Fenster

CA Department of Public Health, Division of Environmental and Occupational Disease Control

Edward Butterfield

Creation at EY-Parthenon

Maricela Frausto

KPMG US

Sonali Jindal

Kirkland & Ellis LLP

Jasmine McDonald

Mailman School of Public Health Columbia University

Hope Mehlman

Discover Financial Services

Beth Parker

Parker Law and Mediation

Rekha Venuthurupalli

vCom Solutions, Inc.

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Yes

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 11/15/2021

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? Candid partnered with CHANGE Philanthropy on this demographic section.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Decline to state

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

Transgender Identity

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data

Equity strategies

Last updated: 11/16/2020

GuideStar partnered with Equity in the Center - an organization that works to shift mindsets, practices, and systems to increase racial equity - to create this section. Learn more

Data
  • We ask team members to identify racial disparities in their programs and / or portfolios.
  • We analyze disaggregated data and root causes of race disparities that impact the organization's programs, portfolios, and the populations served.
  • We disaggregate data to adjust programming goals to keep pace with changing needs of the communities we support.
  • We employ non-traditional ways of gathering feedback on programs and trainings, which may include interviews, roundtables, and external reviews with/by community stakeholders.
Policies and processes
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.