The Diseases We Donate To Aren't Always The Diseases That Kill Us

August 27, 2014 8:00 PM

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The Diseases We Donate To Aren't Always The Diseases That Kill Us

To make meaningful change in the lives of those living with breast cancer, Breast Cancer Action is urging advocates to "move beyond 'awareness' and pink ribbons" and the National Breast Cancer Coalition has set a deadline of 2020 for putting an end to breast cancer. The 2012 Breast Cancer Action Mandate urges government officials to push legislation that keeps corporations from polluting the environment and pushes pharmaceutical companies and biotech firms to prioritize patients over profits. The National Breast Cancer Coalition is calling on the president to agree to fight to end breast cancer by Jan. 1, 2020. Learn more about the petitions here and here.

Because of the efforts of the American Cancer Society and the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN), the nonprofit, nonpartisan advocacy affiliate of the ACS, insurance companies now cover measures such as mammograms. Find out how to support volunteers on Capitol Hill, reach counci...

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