"People can develop breast cancer for genetic reasons, but this disease can also be caused by exposure to contaminants," said one UNAM researcher.
Philadelphia is not only the City of Brotherly Love, it is also the City of Sisterly Effectiveness. The City now joins thirty-one other major American cities with women’s commissions, dedicated to shining a light on issues that women experience through intersectional data-collection and discourse, and tearing down the barriers of male dominance in a variety of fields, sectors, and categories.
With the fight against breast cancer as a bond of union, nearly one thousand Latinas met at the “Latinas unidas por la cura” (Latino women united for a cure) event, organized by the Susan G. Komen Philadelphia organization, last Saturday, March 7, in Philly.
The Pennsylvania Breast Cancer Coalition (PBCC) will award the funds obtained from donations made by taxpayers during their tax payments. In all, over three million were raised in their Refunds for Research campaign –an initiative enabling citizens of Pennsylvania to directly donate the money from tax refunds to this cause.