A dancer leaps into the air, a swimmer dives into a pond, and a model pivots at the end of a runway—all in support of the mission of Silent Spring Institute. Since its inception, the Institute has been the recipient of the good graces—and creative fundraising efforts—of many supporters. There have been swims against the tide, midsummer fashion shows, and evenings of song. Salons across Cape Cod and Eastern Massachusetts have held cut-a-thons on Valentine’s and Mother's Days. And volunteers have raised funds through PowerWalks, modern dance performances, and triathlons. In addition, the Institute hosts its own educational and inspirational events.

For more information about participating in an event or hosting one of your own, call Silent Spring at 617.332.4288 or email us at

Reproductive Health and the Environment Symposium - Northeastern University

December 11, 2015, 09:30am
This symposium will bring together scholars, advocacy leaders, government agency representatives and community-based organizations working to understand the environment’s role in reproductive health, and advocating for the women, men and children affected by environmental contamination.

Dr. Laurel Schaider - Presentation to the Water Supply Citizens Advisory Committee

December 8, 2015, 11:00am
Dr. Laurel Schaider will be giving a presentation to the Water Supply Citizens Advisory Committee to the MWRA in Southborough, Massachusetts on December 8. She will be discussing the presence of pharmaceuticals, consumer product chemicals and other emerging contaminants in groundwater, surface water and drinking water nationwide which is raising concerns about human and ecological health.

Dr. Laurel Schaider - Festival of Giving Trees Presentation

December 4, 2015, 11:30am
Join Dr. Laurel Schaider for a presentation on Silent Spring Institute's work at Harrington Hospital (Conference Rooms 1 & 2). The event includes a light lunch and free admission to the Festival; all attendees must be pre-registered no later than Wednesday, December 2. To pre-register, please call or text  Janet Garon at 774-230-7382.

2015 Festival of Giving Trees

December 3, 2015, 10:00am
December 3 - 6, 2015 The mission of the Festival is to raise money to help Silent Spring Institute, the Massachusetts Breast Cancer Coalition and The Cancer Center at Harrington Hospital fight the battle against breast cancer and to help fund cancer research. Over the past seventeen years, the Festival of Giving Trees has raised and donated over $500,000 to these beneficiaries. Visit the website for event details and ways to get involved!

Predicting Toxicity: Silent Spring Institute's High-throughput Screens for Chemicals Related to Breast Cancer

November 12, 2015, 01:00pm
Please join us for a call on Predicting Toxicity: Silent Spring Institute's High-throughput Screens for Chemicals Related to Breast Cancer.

Gala Celebration

October 20, 2015, 06:00pm
Thank you for making Silent Spring Institute's annual gala a huge success! Thanks to your generosity, we raised nearly $320,000 to support Silent Spring's groundbreaking research on the links between breast cancer risk and the environment. We met our $100,000 Challenge and raised much needed funds for BCScreen. Thank you!

Toxic Hot Seat Film Screening: A Powerful New Film on the Toxic Dangers in Our Homes

April 21, 2015, 03:00pm
  Are the flame retardant chemicals in your couch toxic?

2014 Spectacle of Trees

December 4, 2014, 04:30pm
Support Silent Spring Institute's important work to ensure a healthy earth for future generations by participating in this year's Spectacle of Trees, organized by Cape Cod Charitable FunRaisers.