Janice Blanock

Janice Blanock is our part-time community organizer. On August 7, 2016, Janice lost her 19-year-old son Luke to a rare and aggressive pediatric bone cancer called Ewing Sarcoma, which had also recently taken the lives of several other young people in Washington County. In March of 2018, she retired after working for 12 years at Crown Castle in Southpointe, Canonsburg, which is when she got involved with the Environmental Health Project and became active doing presentations on the dangers of fracking. Janice and other environmental activists took lawmakers, community representatives, and media on tours of homes and communities that have been harmed or destroyed. This led her to the Center for Coalfield Justice as a volunteer, where she helped create the group MAD-FACTS (Moms and Dads-Family Awareness of Cancer Threat Spike). The group is led by families directly impacted by oil and gas industry activity in their communities, and Janice’s goal is to honor her son Luke’s name in the fight for a clean, safe, and healthy environment.

On her days away from CCJ, she enjoys quiet times with her husband Kurt, and reading, cooking and baking. Additionally, she enjoys attending mass and other church activities, babysitting, planning large family gatherings, experiencing outdoor adventures, and traveling with friends.

Contact Janice at janice@centerforcoalfieldjustice.org.

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