"No Family History: The Environmental Links to Cancer" Film Screening
No Family History turns the debate about breast cancer upside down by proposing solutions about prevention, rather searching only for a cure.
May 13, 2010
from 07:00 pm to 09:00 pm
|Where||Kaiser Permante’s Town Hall, Portland, OR|
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Thursday, May 13, 2010 7-9 PM
Kaiser Permante’s Town Hall
3704 N Interstate Ave
Featuring filmmaker and author Sabrina McCormick
RSVP by May 07 to email@example.com or call 503-774-4200.
Can everyday products like cosmetics and household cleaners cause cancer? Learn more from the free Portland premiere of a new documentary film, “No Family History: The Environmental Links to Cancer”. Discussion with director Sabrina McCormick, PhD, immediately after the film.
Why this project is important
One hundred and eighty-two thousand women will contract breast cancer this year. Forty-one thousand will die of it; every eleven minutes we will lose another woman to the disease. This documentary film makes these statistics real by following one woman who is diagnosed, treated and recovers from breast cancer. Robin demands to know why she got breast cancer, posing questions about their exposure to environmental toxins. Her intimate story brings the visually hidden experience of breast cancer into light, and motivates us to ask why so much illness and why don't we know how to stop it?
Program sponsored by Rachel’s Friends Breast Cancer Coalition. Our goal is prevention of breast, and other cancers, by reducing our exposure to environmental carcinogens.