Our grassroots movement began with a group of cancer survivors and caregivers who learned of Florida's carelessness with its environmental resources. Our common bond was illness and the discovery of harmful chemicals in our water. We found that the risk of developing rare diseases at young ages was much higher with our exposure to toxic substances from chemicals dumped into our waterways.
We became advocates and stood at podiums, some for the very first time. We worked tirelessly to build relationships with communities and experts, attended local and regional meetings, and organized our own.
The lack of standards and accountability has affected human life, marine survival, wildlife, and water quality. Each of our experiences against life-altering diseases and learning that our water was contaminated transformed into a strong desire to protect lives through disease prevention and early detection.
Our work goes beyond the environment as we observe how pollution contributes to cancer and other debilitating diseases in communities exposed to harmful chemicals. We realized we could overcome our challenges more efficiently by working together.
We ultimately decided to launch a nonpartisan, nonprofit 501(c)3 organization with a home office in Brevard County, Florida, to bring resources such as environmental testing, studies, medical monitoring, physician guidance, and more.
A single goal drives us; to promote clean water, air, and soil because maintaining a pristine ecosystem improves our quality of life. Our team is dedicated to the environment and defending everyone's right to a healthy community.
We have worked diligently on numerous environmental health issues in Florida. Our efforts include facilitating community engagement, education, advocacy, citizen science, building resources, and delivering effective solutions to improve our damaged ecosystems.
Comprehensive studies and high-quality data inform our decision-making process. We strive to build productive relationships and make a positive impact with all of our pursuits.
We are passionate about making a difference and protecting lives. With your help and that of our many allies, we can make a difference in combatting pollution and disease rates.