This Essay was originally published February 10, 2011. It is as timely in October as it was then.
Imagine a day when our daughters will not have to worry about breast cancer. Imagine a future when fundraising for a cure is obsolete. Imagine.
The thought of eliminating the scourge of breast cancer is enough to ignite the passion and open the wallets of millions of concerned citizens. Every year people walk, run, volunteer, and consume products with that end in mind, raising billions of . . . → Read More: 7. The Dream of Eradication
This weekend breast cancer advocates, activists, researchers, educators, policy-makers, and other concerned citizens will be making their way to Washington DC to learn, connect, and transform at the National Breast Cancer Coalition’s Annual Advocacy Training Conference. This will be the 19th year that NBCC has hosted the conference, always with the goal of bringing together a diversity of people, ideas, and agendas to further the ultimate goal of eradicating breast cancer.
The issues and actions have changed over the years to address the specific needs, . . . → Read More: Heading to Washington! NBCC’s Advocacy Training Conference
The National Breast Cancer Coalition (NBCC) has worked for years to promote evidence-based medicine and to ensure that scientific information about breast cancer reaches women, informs policy, and impacts the direction of research. On September 20th NBCC raised the stakes. The coalition set a deadline to end breast cancer by 2020. Eradication is the goal.
The eradication of breast cancer is not a new idea. Numerous breast cancer organizations, research programs, treatment centers, and policy agendas have mission statements that specify cure(s), or the . . . → Read More: 2020: NBCC’s Breast Cancer Deadline
Library Journal, in its 133rd year of publication, is the oldest and most comprehensive publication in the library field and serves 100,000 library directors, administrators, and staff in public, academic, and special libraries. I’m very pleased that the journal has featured Pink Ribbon Blues in its 2010 breast cancer awareness month round-up. With the title Tough Questions, Hard Choices, Bette-Lee Fox writes this about Pink Ribbon Blues:
“Sulik…considers the pink ribbon more of a noose around women’s necks than its ubiquitous . . . → Read More: Library Journal Reviews “Pink Ribbon Blues”