Massachusetts: Breast Cancer exhibit set to open at State House

With more than 39,000 women who have died from breast cancer so far in 2011, Beacon Hill lawmakers say progress is being made in research and lowering that number. Senate President Therese Murray of Plymouth spoke Tuesday about a reception at the State House, presenting a collection of portraits featuring women and men who have faced breast cancer.

Murray credits some of that progress to working together with companies and agencies worldwide.

The exhibit at the State House is titled “Illuminating the Survivor Spirit.” It includes the work of Brookline photographer David Fox, who lost his first wife to breast cancer, and will be on display in Doric Hall beginning on Monday.

The ART BECAUSE Breast Cancer Foundation was established in 2000 and used profits from its Framingham art gallery to fund research exploring links between environmental chemical exposure and breast cancer.

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