Rocky Flats Health Study Crowdfunding Campaign

For: The Rocky Flats Health Study
Fort Collins, CO
Organizer: Stephanie Malin
Rocky Flats Health Study Crowdfunding Campaign (The Rocky Flats Health Study)
$75
of $20,000 goal.
Raised by 2 donors
0% Complete

The Story

Welcome! Thank you for visiting the fundraising page for the Rocky Flats Health Study.

We would LOVE to continue this community-based and community-driven research, BUT that can happen ONLY with your SUPPORT.
Even $10 or $20 will help us!

Every dollar from you will go to the Rocky Flats Health Study. Through your donation, you will help us print and mail surveys, support staff for data collection and analysis, aid our community partners, and host Community Meetings to present our findings.

BACKGROUND:
The Rocky Flats Health Study is a multi-university, community-based study examining potential health impacts of living near the former Rocky Flats Nuclear Weapons Plant, which produced 70,000 plutonium triggers for nuclear weapons during its operation.

Researchers
leading this study are:
*Stephanie Malin, PhD:  a sociology professor at Colorado State University
*Bobbie Kite, PhD,MHS:  an Instructor of Healthcare Leadership at University of Denver
*Becky Alexis-Martin, PhD: Senior Research Fellow, Nuclear Geographies, University of Southampton, UK

The Rocky Flats Plant closed several years after it was raided by the FBI and then cleaned up as a Superfund site. But many current and former residents connect their on-going health problems (including cancers, birth defects, and varied rare disorders) with exposure to toxics from the facility, including plutonium, uranium, and tritium.

Particularly because of rare cancers and other disorders being observed, concerned community members and organizations contacted Dr. Malin to discuss the logistics of conducting a Health Study a couple years ago.

Since that time, we've conducted an exploratory survey and continue to conduct oral histories with people experiencing rare cancers or diseases.

But we've been running the study with only a few thousand dollars from the American Sociological Association's Spivack Community Action Grant - and with money out of our own pockets.


This is where YOU come in!With your support, we hope to conduct a rigorous health surveythat examines health outcomes for people living near the facility while it operated. We also hope to continue collecting residents' oral histories.

Thank you for taking the time to read about our study.  We hope you'll support the Rocky Flats Health Study!

(Want more info that's easy to access? See our article in Toxic News here: http://bit.ly/2kUmEMw)

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