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Lesbian and Friends Dance
October 20, 2018
Holiday Inn in Brookline, MA
1200 Beacon Street, Brookline, 02446
08:00 PM - 12:00 AM

Celebrating the 21st annual Lesbians and Friends Dance to

Support Breast Cancer Prevention


In Massachusetts, breast cancer incidence rates are 12% higher than the national average, which estimates that 1 in 8 U.S. women will develop breast cancer in her lifetime. However, the most commonly cited risk factors - genetic inheritance and lifestyle factors - are present in only 20-30% of breast cancer cases. This leaves 70-80% of cases unexplained. Massachusetts Breast Cancer Coalition (MBCC) is the only breast cancer non-profit working closely with a research, and sister organization Silent Spring Institute to investigate preventable, environmental causes of the disease. This work is funded through annual fundraising events like the upcoming Lesbians & Friends Dance: A Party for Prevention.


On Saturday, October 20, 2018, hundreds of individuals will come together for the 21st annual Lesbians and Friends Dance: A Party for Prevention at the Brookline-Boston Holiday Inn at 1200 Beacon Street in Brookline, MA. The event features the always crowd-pleasing DJ Shelly Cullen, complimentary hors d’oeuvres, a cash bar, and a silent auction with items donated from LGBTQA-friendly businesses across New England.


To kick the event off, longtime supporter Liz Nania of Out to Dance, will lead a free one-hour dance workshop for all interested participants from 7:00 to 8:00 pm. Nania says, “I am thrilled once again to be part of this spectacularly fun dance event to raise funds for one of my favorite organizations, the Massachusetts Breast Cancer Coalition. MBCC is the only group I know of that does the real and hard work of promoting breast cancer prevention and supporting research that investigates the link between breast cancer and the environment.”


Since 1992, MBCC has been honored to work with the LGBTQA community towards the goal of breast cancer prevention. If you would like more information about sponsoring the event, please contact cosimo@mbcc.org.

Members of the LGBTQA community and allies are invited to purchase tickets in advance for $45 online at www.mbcc.org or by calling 617-376-MBCC (6222). Tickets are also available at the door on the evening of the dance for $50.

For more information about the event or to learn about environmental links to breast cancer, visit www.mbcc.org, find MBCC on Facebook, or follow us on Twitter @mbccprevention.