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Massachusetts Breast Cancer Coalition, Inc.

 Post Office Box 202
 Franklin, MA 02038
[P] (617) 376-6222
[F] --
http://www.mbcc.org
[email protected]
Cheryl Osimo
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INCORPORATED: 1992
 Printable Profile (Summary / Full)
EIN 04-3144053

LAST UPDATED: 03/14/2018
Organization DBA --
Former Names --
Organization received a competitive grant from the Boston Foundation in the past five years No

Summary

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Mission StatementMORE »

Massachusetts Breast Cancer Coalition is dedicated to preventing environmental causes of breast cancer through community education, research advocacy, and changes to public policy.

Mission Statement

Massachusetts Breast Cancer Coalition is dedicated to preventing environmental causes of breast cancer through community education, research advocacy, and changes to public policy.

FinancialsMORE »

Fiscal Year Jan 01, 2018 to Dec 31, 2018
Projected Income $218,160.00
Projected Expense $196,162.00

ProgramsMORE »

  • Let's Talk Prevention

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Overview

Mission Statement

Massachusetts Breast Cancer Coalition is dedicated to preventing environmental causes of breast cancer through community education, research advocacy, and changes to public policy.

Background Statement

Established in 1991, by women concerned by the lack of attention to breast cancer prevention, Massachusetts Breast Cancer Coalition (MBCC) spurred Massachusetts to be the first state in the nation to officially recognize and declare breast cancer as an epidemic. In 1994, MBCC founded Silent Spring Institute to drive scientifically sound investigation into elevated breast cancer rates on Cape Cod and beyond. Today, MBCC continues to be the state's leading breast cancer non-profit focused on preventing environmental causes of breast cancer.

Impact Statement

Significant accomplishments for MBCC in 2016 include: 1) the launch of the MBCC Webinar Series featuring renown scientists and educators addressing a range of topics on chemical exposure and the potential health impacts; 2) hosting an educational forum at the Massachusetts State House for legislators; 3) expanding MBCC's Let's Talk Prevention: Reducing Toxic Exposures community education program and tour into 50 locations across the state; and, 4) translating the Let's Talk Prevention program materials into Mandarin, Japanese, and Portuguese to strengthen awareness of potentially harmful environmental substances across diverse populations. In 2017, MBCC partnered with scientists and educators to develop and launch an environmental health program for high school students as an extension of the Let's Talk Prevention program. This new high school program, comprised of supplemental stand-alone classroom modules to enhance science, health, and environmental studies curriculums by providing real-world application of scientific content knowledge, was successfully piloted in two schools in the spring and was launched state-wide this fall. In 2017, MBCC continued its ongoing efforts to reach out to more Massachusetts citizens by translating the Let's Talk Prevention materials into Korean, moving the Let's Talk Prevention tour to 27 new locations, and adding four more webinars to the MBCC Webinar Series. MBCC also continued its advocacy outreach at the State House by hosting a second educational forum for legislators in January, and an Advocacy Day with concerned citizens from across the state to speak with legislators about the need for quality drinking water and groundwater research in October.

Needs Statement

Funding would help MBCC to expand the Let's Talk Prevention program to meet our goal of an educated community who can make informed decisions about toxic exposures, as it relates to their behavior, purchase habits, and overall lifestyle. To grow the program, we plan to create multi-media tools, develop materials for specific audiences (pregnant/nursing women, middle school students, or caregivers), increase tour locations, offer new translations, and to expand the newly developed high school program with additional classroom modules and materials.

Additional funding would provide the means to diversify the modality of program materials by adapting them to PowerPoint presentations, videos, webinars, podcasts, social media and expanded print materials. Our goal is to strengthen the versatility of the program’s delivery to suit the community need. Such re-formatting and tailoring of the Let's Talk Prevention content ensure that our education outreach is both widespread and adaptable to a variety of venues and community demographics.

To ensure reach into a broader section of the community, MBCC would like to expand this program to other languages and would use the funding to support the translation of materials to ensure that all families, regardless of their native language, will be equipped to reduce their exposure to chemicals of concern. We would also use the funding to purchase font types and work with translators to ensure accurate translations of MBCC's program materials.


CEO Statement

The breast cancer movement is long overdue for a message transformation. Massachusetts Breast Cancer Coalition (MBCC) is unique and concentrates on disease prevention. MBCC promotes a better understanding of the link between toxic exposures and breast cancer. At MBCC we have been privileged to work hand-in-hand with the citizens in Massachusetts and beyond. Whether it is our volunteers, sponsors, or supporters who reach out to us on a daily basis, all of them have one thing in common, they have been touched by cancer, and realize MBCC's mission is critical. These citizens are concerned with minimizing their exposure to toxic chemicals and look to us for both information and guidance about how these exposures can be reduced for them and their families. It is our obligation at MBCC to influence our state and federal governments to support the public health challenges we face as it relates to toxic exposures. We believe that our work at MBCC will not only support the prevention of breast cancer but will go along way towards the prevention of other types of cancer and ill health. Our goal is to serve as an invaluable bridge between research and medical communities to educate our citizens while advocating for the policy changes necessary to protect the health of our children, grandchildren, and future generations.

Board Chair Statement

As a woman living with stage 4 metastatic breast cancer for the past 17 years, and based on current incident rates, I am representative of the 1 in 8 women who will be diagnosed with breast cancer sometime in her lifetime. I am proud to serve as Massachusetts Breast Cancer Coalition's Board President to represent and advocate for the countless women, men, and families having to endure the hardship of a breast cancer diagnosis.
 
Leading scientific journals state 5 - 10% of breast cancer diagnoses are associated with a family history of the disease, and 15-20% of breast cancers are linked to lifestyle factors. This leaves a staggering 70-80% of breast cancer diagnosis that may be linked to exposure to carcinogenic and endocrine disrupting chemicals. It is understandable that families and patients want to donate to their doctors and hospitals. However, giving to the "prevention" of breast cancer is important as well in order to promote change. The challenge for MBCC is broadening the conventional conversation around breast cancer beyond "awareness", screening, treatment, and "cure" to include the vital message of prevention. With a shift in the funding focus to prevention, we hope to reduce the emotional, physical, financial, and time burden of a cancer diagnosis.
 
My passion lies in prevention and the Precautionary Principle. If there is indication of harm, we ask that chemicals be pragmatically replaced. We ask that the manufacturing, transportation, and use of chemicals have higher environmental standards. We look for a future where infants do not carry a burden of hazardous industrial chemicals passed along through their umbilical cord. We seek a future free from the ball and chain of diseases such as breast cancer.
 
We all continue to be contaminated without our consent by persistent, bioaccumulative, endocrine disrupting, and carcinogenic chemicals such as bisphenol A (BPA), flame retardants, and formaldehyde in our air, water, soil, food, and products on store shelves. Demand is building for a world in which toxic chemicals are not found in our homes, workplaces, schools, playgrounds, and in everyday products on the shelf in every store. We want a world where public health, ecosystem health, and the health of future generations are a priority. A focus on higher funding for breast cancer prevention would save countless women, men, and their families from having to endure the hardship of a breast cancer diagnosis, painful treatment regimens, and numerous side effects. Plus, the savings from preventing breast cancer would also have an enormous impact on skyrocketing U.S. healthcare costs.
 
The rates of morbidity and mortality from cancer are at epidemic levels. Massachusetts breast cancer incidence rates are far above the national average. This is not acceptable. Environmental injustices invade our neighborhoods, our bodies, and the well-being of our ecosystem. The lifetime risk of breast cancer was 1 in 20 in 1964, 1 in 14 in 1984, and today the burden is 1 in 8. Our government has spent billions of our dollars on the "war on cancer", and yet breast cancer rates have more than doubled in the last 60 years.
 
Funding for prevention lags far behind. A far greater benefit in lives saved would be realized from efforts directed towards prevention. We want environmental standards to be reformed, strengthened, and enforced so we can move forward with safer choices. Massachusetts Breast Cancer Coalition advocates to help further reduce our exposure to chemicals of concern, and ensure that from the manufacturing floor to the store shelves, we are confident in the products we purchase, the water we drink, and the food that we eat to be contaminant free.
 
We simply cannot continue ignoring the fact that a systemuc change in needed and the crrent steps for protecting everyone are inadequate. I wholeheartedly support Massachusetts Breast Cancer Coalition's mission to prevent environmental causes of breast cancer through community education, research advocacy, and changs to public policy. 

Geographic Area Served

STATEWIDE
Massachusetts Breast Cancer Coalition is a statewide organization serving all of the citizens of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

Organization Categories

  1. Health Care - Alliances & Advocacy
  2. Environment - Environmental Education
  3. Public & Societal Benefit - Alliances & Advocacy

Independent research has been conducted on this organization's theory of change or on the effectiveness of this organization's program(s)

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Programs

Let's Talk Prevention

The Let’s Talk Prevention program launched with a focus on health professionals and patients, and has since grown into a larger program to educate citizens through a tour to display educational materials in public spaces such as libraries, hospitals, conferences and community events. So far, the program has touched over 90 locations across the state. Program materials use emerging science to introduce chemical exposure as a health problem, describe common chemicals of concern and provide tips for reducing exposures in the home, workplace and consumer products. Brochures are available in English, Spanish, Portuguese, Mandarin, Japanese, and Vietnamese so that we may reach the many populations who often have a greater burden of environmental contamination.
Budget  $120,000.00
Category  Public, Society Benefit, General/Other Public, Society Benefit, General/Other
Population Served Adults Families
Program Short-Term Success  Short-term program success is measured by the number of venues where the Let's Talk Prevention Tour is hosted. The tour was hosted in 50 locations in 2016, and an additional 27 locations in 2017.
Program Long-Term Success  Long-term success is reflected in our goal of an educated community who can make informed decisions about toxic exposures, as it relates to their behavior, purchase habits, and overall lifestyle.
Program Success Monitored By  Program exposure is measured in the number of venues where the tour is hosted, the gate-count of each venue, the number of brochures distributed, and website page views.
Examples of Program Success  The program has grown significantly in its reach since its launch in 2014. In 2014 the tour was hosted in 12 locations, and in the years following the number of host venues averages over 50 each year. Additionally, in 2016, 5 organizations started carrying the Let's Talk Prevention brochures in their facility year-round. In 2017, that number grew to 28.

CEO/Executive Director/Board Comments

The breast cancer movement is long overdue for a message transformation. Massachusetts Breast Cancer Coalition (MBCC) is unique and concentrates on disease prevention. MBCC promotes a better understanding of the link between toxic exposures and breast cancer. At MBCC we have been privileged to work hand-in-hand with the citizens in Massachusetts and beyond. Whether it is our volunteers, sponsors, or supporters who reach out to us on a daily basis, all of them have one thing in common, they have been touched by cancer, and realize MBCC’s mission is critical. These citizens are concerned with minimizing their exposures to toxic chemicals and look to us for both information and guidance about how these exposures can be reduced for them and their families. It is our obligation at MBCC to influence our state and federal government to support the public health challenges we face as it relates to toxic exposures. We believe that our work at MBCC will not only support the prevention of breast cancer but will go a long way towards the prevention of other types of cancer and ill health. Our goal is to serve as an invaluable bridge between research and medical communities to educate our citizens while advocating for the policy changes necessary to protect the health of our children, grandchildren and future generations.

Management


CEO/Executive Director Ms. Cheryl Osimo
CEO Term Start Jan 2012
CEO Email [email protected]
CEO Experience                                                                                  
Co-CEO --
Co-CEO Term Start --
Co-CEO Email --
Co-CEO Experience --

Former CEOs and Terms

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Senior Staff

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Awards

Award Awarding Organization Year
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Affiliations

Affiliation Year
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Member of state association of nonprofits? No
Name of state association --

External Assessments and Accreditations

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Collaborations

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CEO/Executive Director/Board Comments

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Foundation Comments

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Staff Information

Number of Full Time Staff 1
Number of Part Time Staff 0
Number of Volunteers 500
Number of Contract Staff 3
Staff Retention Rate % --

Staff Demographics

Ethnicity African American/Black: 1
Asian American/Pacific Islander: 0
Caucasian: 3
Hispanic/Latino: 0
Native American/American Indian: 0
Other: 0
Other (if specified): --
Gender Female: 4
Male: 0
Not Specified 0

Plans & Policies

Organization has Fundraising Plan? Under Development
Organization has Strategic Plan? Under Development
Years Strategic Plan Considers --
Management Succession Plan No
Business Continuity of Operations Plan No
Organization Policies And Procedures Under Development
Nondiscrimination Policy Under Development
Whistle Blower Policy No
Document Destruction Policy --
Directors and Officers Insurance Policy No
State Charitable Solicitations Permit --
State Registration --

Risk Management Provisions

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Reporting and Evaluations

Management Reports to Board? Yes
CEO Formal Evaluation and Frequency Yes Annually
Senior Management Formal Evaluation and Frequency N/A N/A
Non Management Formal Evaluation and Frequency N/A N/A

Governance


Board Chair Ms. Margo Simon Golden
Board Chair Company Affiliation None
Board Chair Term Jan 2011 -
Board Co-Chair --
Board Co-Chair Company Affiliation --
Board Co-Chair Term -

Board Members

Name Company Affiliations Status
Mr. Steve D'Amico Community Volunteer Voting
Ms. Estelle Disch Community Volunteer Voting
Ms. Justine Dymond Community Volunteer Voting
Ms. Lisa Foley Community Volunteer Voting
Ms. Margo Simon Golden Community Volunteer Voting
Dr. Barbara Malkas Ed.D Community Volunteer Voting
Dr. Erika Keller Rogoff PhD Community Volunteer Voting
Mr. Gerry Swift Community Volunteer Voting
Ms. Susan Wornick Community Volunteer Voting

Constituent Board Members

Name Company Affiliations Status
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Youth Board Members

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Advisory Board Members

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Board Demographics

Ethnicity African American/Black: 0
Asian American/Pacific Islander: 0
Caucasian: 9
Hispanic/Latino: 0
Native American/American Indian: 0
Other: 0
Other (if specified): --
Gender Female: 7
Male: 2
Not Specified 0

Board Information

Board Term Lengths --
Board Term Limits --
Board Meeting Attendance % --
Written Board Selection Criteria Yes
Written Conflict Of Interest Policy Yes
Percentage of Monetary Contributions 63%
Percentage of In-Kind Contributions --
Constituency Includes Client Representation No

Standing Committees

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CEO/Executive Director/Board Comments

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Foundation Comments

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Financials


Revenue vs. Expense ($000s)

Expense Breakdown 2016 (%)

Expense Breakdown 2015 (%)

Expense Breakdown 2014 (%)

Fiscal Year Jan 01, 2018 to Dec 31, 2018
Projected Income $218,160.00
Projected Expense $196,162.00
Form 990s

2016 Form 990

2015 Form 990

2014 Form 990

2013 Form 990

Audit Documents --
IRS Letter of Exemption

IRS Letter of Determination

Prior Three Years Total Revenue and Expense Totals

Fiscal Year 2016 2015 2014
Total Revenue $198,158 $195,795 $186,176
Total Expenses $214,211 $189,516 $154,827

Prior Three Years Revenue Sources

Fiscal Year 2016 2015 2014
Foundation and
Corporation Contributions
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Government Contributions $0 $0 $0
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    State -- -- --
    Local -- -- --
    Unspecified -- $0 $0
Individual Contributions $34,974 $31,425 $44,087
Indirect Public Support -- $0 $0
Earned Revenue -- $0 $0
Investment Income, Net of Losses $61 $133 $59
Membership Dues -- $0 $0
Special Events $162,845 $164,237 $141,514
Revenue In-Kind -- -- --
Other $278 $0 $516

Prior Three Years Expense Allocations

Fiscal Year 2016 2015 2014
Program Expense $152,097 $150,468 $60,090
Administration Expense $34,447 $25,486 $59,288
Fundraising Expense $27,667 $13,562 $35,449
Payments to Affiliates -- -- --
Total Revenue/Total Expenses 0.93 1.03 1.20
Program Expense/Total Expenses 71% 79% 39%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue 14% 7% 19%

Prior Three Years Assets and Liabilities

Fiscal Year 2016 2015 2014
Total Assets $218,411 $234,931 $221,883
Current Assets $216,268 $232,825 $219,839
Long-Term Liabilities $0 $0 $0
Current Liabilities $11,037 $11,619 $4,913
Total Net Assets $207,374 $223,312 $216,970

Prior Three Years Top Three Funding Sources

Fiscal Year 2016 2015 2014
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2nd (Source and Amount) -- --
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3rd (Source and Amount) -- --
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Financial Planning

Endowment Value --
Spending Policy --
Percentage(If selected) --
Credit Line No
Reserve Fund Yes
How many months does reserve cover? --

Capital Campaign

Are you currently in a Capital Campaign? No
Capital Campaign Purpose --
Campaign Goal --
Capital Campaign Dates -
Capital Campaign Raised-to-Date Amount --
Capital Campaign Anticipated in Next 5 Years? --

Short Term Solvency

Fiscal Year 2016 2015 2014
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities 19.59 20.04 44.75

Long Term Solvency

Fiscal Year 2016 2015 2014
Long-term Liabilities/Total Assets 0% 0% 0%

CEO/Executive Director/Board Comments

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Foundation Comments

Financial summary data in charts and graphs are per the organization's IRS Form 990s. Contributions from foundations and corporations are listed under individuals when the breakout was not available.

Documents


Other Documents

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