Gala Event Celebrates 20 Years of Groundbreaking Research to Prevent Breast Cancer Caused by Toxic Chemicals in the Environment
Two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning New York Times journalist and author Nicholas Kristof will deliver the keynote address at Silent Spring Institute’s 20th anniversary dinner October 20 at the Royal Sonesta in Cambridge.
Kristof, who has written on the adverse health effects of certain chemicals, has covered major news developments around the world for the Times since 1984. With his wife, Sheryl WuDunn, he has co-authored five books, including the just-published “A Path Appears,” which explores possible solutions to today’s “overwhelming and unrelenting” social problems.
The dinner program also includes:
- A talk by Florence Williams, author of Breasts: A Natural and Unnatural History, who will discuss the personal discoveries she made after collaborating with Silent Spring scientists.
- A science update from Dr. Julia Brody, executive director of Silent Spring Institute.
- Presentation of the Institute’s Rachel Carson Advocacy Award to Ellen Parker, co-founder and former board chair of Silent Sprint Institute and former president and founding board member of the Massachusetts Breast Cancer Coalition.
Founded in 1994, Silent Spring Institute is the leading scientific research organization specifically dedicated to understanding the link between chemicals in our everyday environments and women's health, especially breast cancer. Pursuing science for the public interest, Silent Spring’s groundbreaking studies produce new knowledge about health risks associated with toxic chemicals where we live and work—an area of study that has largely been largely ignored in breast cancer research.