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

Against the Tide 2016

June 18, 2016, 08:30am
The Massachusetts Breast Cancer Coalition (MBCC) invites you to join the 2016 Against the Tide events on June 18th in Hopkinton and on August 20th in Brewster. Against the Tide is comprised of many events, including both competitive and recreational 1-mile swims, USA Track & Field certified 5K and 10K races, a recreational 2-mile kayak and a 3-mile walk. You may participate in one or more of these activities. Additionally, there is an Aquathon option, which combines the competitive swim with either the 5K or 10K run. There is truly something for everyone!

MBCC Webinar: Inside Detox Me, a new mobile app from Silent Spring Institute

March 29, 2016, 12:30pm
Massachusetts Breast Cancer Coalition invites you to learn about an important new mobile app, Detox Me. Detox Me draws on 20 years of research by Silent Spring Institute on the health risks associated with everyday exposure to toxic chemicals in consumer products to offer clear science-based solutions for healthier living. Jessica Helm, creator of Detox Me and a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Silent Spring Institute, will take us on a behind the scenes tour of the new app. How does it work? What's the science behind it? What makes it different from other apps?

CDC Private Well Community of Practice Webinar with Dr. Laurel Schaider

March 16, 2016, 11:00am
Join Dr. Laurel Schaider from Silent Spring Institute for a webinar titled "Septic systems as sources of pharmaceuticals, fluorinated chemicals, and other emerging contaminants in private wells on Cape Cod, Massachusetts." The webinar will take place on Wednesday, March 16, from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Fluorinated Chemicals in Consumer Products and Drinking Water Webinar

February 25, 2016, 12:30pm
Register today for a free February 25th webinar (Fluorinated Chemicals in Consumer Products and Drinking Water: Health Concerns and Tips for Reducing Your Exposure) hosted by Massachusetts Breast Cancer Coalition featuring Dr. Laurel Schaider, Water Quality Scientist at Silent Spring Institute.  

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!