Let’s Talk Prevention: Reducing Toxic Exposures with Cheryl Osimo

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Date(s) - June 4, 2018
1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Cotuit Public Library


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


This talk, given by Cheryl Osimo, Executive Director of MBCC and Co Founder of Silent Spring Institute, will cover:

  • Environmental exposures, chemicals of concern and their potential health impact
  • The importance of reducing toxic exposures which has implications for reducing the burden and cost of all environmentally-linked diseases, including breast cancer
  • Time for sharing by participants on how breast cancer and other cancers has affected them or someone they know and how it has impacted their lives


Ms. Osimo has been a devoted breast cancer activist and advocate since 1991 when she was diagnosed with breast cancer at the age of 41. She joined the Massachusetts Breast Cancer Coalition (MBCC) because of the organization’s commitment to telling the truth about breast cancer, and served as a MBCC Board member from 1992-2003. Ms. Osimo is one of the founders of Silent Spring Institute, an independent environmental research institution founded by the MBCC, and is also the Cape Cod Coordinator for the Institute. She has been a catalyst in raising public awareness of the possible environmental links to breast cancer on Cape Cod and a strong advocate for the Cape Cod Breast Cancer and the Environment Study. Her commitment to this study is a result of her belief that the findings will benefit women not only on the Cape, but worldwide.


This program is free but please register at cotuitlibrary.org/events or contact the Library.

Let's Talk Prevention: Reducing Toxic Exposures with Cheryl Osimo

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