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Emmy(R)- and Golden Globe(R)-Nominated Actress Marcia Cross to Join Lifetime Networks and Members of Congress From Both Parties at Capitol Hill Press Conference
Date:1/18/2008

Will Deliver Record 20 Million Signatures Collected on myLifetime.com in

Support of Eradicating 'Drive-Through' Mastectomies - Bipartisan Breast Cancer Patient Protection Act Allows Women Choice to Recuperate for at Least 48 Hours in the Hospital Following Major Breast

Cancer Surgery -

NEW YORK, Jan. 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- "Desperate Housewives" star Marcia Cross will join Lifetime, Senator Landrieu (D-LA) and Representatives DeLauro (D-CT) and Moran (R-KS), at a Capitol Hill press conference to give voice to the 20 million signatures collected on myLifetime.com urging Congress to end the practice of "drive-through" mastectomies, when women are forced to leave the hospital following their physically and emotionally difficult breast cancer surgeries before they and their doctors may feel they are ready to go home. Senator Landrieu and Representatives DeLauro and Moran are championing the bipartisan Breast Cancer Patient Protection Act of 2007 (S.459/H.R 758), which includes no mandates but allows a woman and her doctor to decide if she is best off going home or staying in the hospital for at least 48 hours after having a mastectomy.

Who:

-- Actress Marcia Cross, "Desperate Housewives"

-- Senator Mary Landrieu (D-LA)

-- Representative Rosa DeLauro (D-CT)

-- Representative Jerry Moran (R-KS)

-- Meredith Wagner, Executive Vice President, Public Affairs, Lifetime

Networks

-- Dr. Kristen Zarfos, Director, Comprehensive Breast Health Center

and Attending in General, Endocrine and Breast Surgery at St.

Francis Hospital, Hartford, Connecticut; Assistant Professor of

Surgery at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine

-- Breast cancer patient

When: Wednesday, January 23rd

10:30 AM Press Arrival

11:00 AM Press Conference

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