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Re: E-M:/ Lecture on Breast Cancer/ Environmental Connection



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Enviro-Mich message from WMEACJENNY@aol.com
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Andrea Martin will also be appearing in Grand Rapids and Detroit:

Monday, Feb 1, 8pm
Scott Hall 
WSU Medical School
540 E. Canfield
Detroit

Tuesday Feb 2, 7pm
UICA
41 Sheldon Blvd
Grand Rapids

Subject: Andrea Martin Lecture 



Andrea Martin, Founder  and Executive Director of the Breast Cancer Fund
and a leading spokesperson on environmental links to breast cancer, will be
in Ann Arbor to discuss the connection between environmental pollutants and
breast cancer.

In 1960, a woman's lifetime risk of breast cancer was 1 in 20.  Today, it
is one in eight.  In 1998, in the state of Michigan alone, there were
approximately 6,300 new cases and 1,500 deaths.  While most research
focuses on finding a cure for the disease, scientists and breast cancer
activists are increasingly examining the role of toxic pollutants in
causing it.

In 1992, Andrea Martin , a successful attorney, restaurateur, political
fundraiser, mother and breast cancer survivor, founded the Breast Cancer
Fund.  Martin and a dedicated group of board members established The Fund
to change the status quo by raising awareness and placing funds in to
innovative and promising areas of breast cancer research, education,
patient support and advocacy.  The Breast Cancer Fund is especially
committed to research and advocacy efforts that can uncover and eliminate
the avoidable cause of breast cancer.

She will be giving two talks:

  TURNING THE MICROSCOPE AROUND:
      ENVIRONMENTAL LINKS TO BREAST CANCER

     SUNDAY, JANUARY 31st, 1999
      Keynote Speaker at the Ecology Center Annual Meeting
   2 pm. - 4 pm.
  MICHIGAN LEAGUE, VANDENBURG ROOM


     MONDAY, FEBRUARY 1st, 1999
      4:00 pm
    Michigan Union, Kuenzel Room

This talk is being sponsored by the Ecology Center, Health Care Without
Harm, Institute for Research on Women and Gender, U of M Women's Studies
Program, the Michigan Initiative for Women's Health and the Undergraduate
Women's Studies Association.

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