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Wellesley Cancer Prevention Project (WCPP) is a nonprofit, nonpartisan group that studies the relationship between cancer and the environment in the suburban setting with the goal of reducing health risk factors for the citizens of Wellesley. The Wellesley Cancer Prevention Project was founded in 1997 and advocates for public and private policies to reduce cancer risk.


Viola Morse, co-founder of the Wellesley Cancer Prevention Project (WCPP), is a cancer survivor. Both she and her husband, Richard, were diagnosed with different kinds of cancer within six weeks of each other. Since cancer is not always the result of lifestyle or hereditary attributes, Viola became interested in exploring whether there was something inherently risky in the environment. Viola, Cheryl Colbert and Kathy Taylor, all Wellesley residents who have been closely touched by cancer, founded the WCPP in 1997 to study the links between cancer and the environment, with a specific focus on what could be contributing factors in Wellesley or with the lifestyles practiced in an affluent community.


For additional information or if you would like to be on our email mailing list, please send an email to: info@wcpponline.org

A gift to The Wellesley Cancer Prevention Project supports our efforts to promote education around environmental issues and the incidence of cancer. Specifically, it helps pay for our public Forums, mailings, and other educational materials. To make a donation, please make checks payable to The Wellesley Cancer Prevention Project, and sent to:

The Wellesley Cancer Prevention Project
P.O. Box 812387
Wellesley, MA 02482

Your donations are tax deductible, as the WCPP is a a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.

Phone: (888) 370-9626 

© WCPP March 2007