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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

> Marcia will be available for select one-on-one interviews

immediately following the conference. Please call to schedule.

Where: U.S. Capitol Building, Room H-137

BACKGROUND ON THE LEGISLATION

The bipartisan Breast Cancer Patient Protection Act of 2007 (S.459/H.R 758) allows a woman and her doctor to decide whether she should recuperate for at least 48 hours in the hospital or whether she has enough support to get quality care at home. It does not mandate a hospital stay, if both the woman and her doctor feel it unnecessary. The bill is sponsored by Representative DeLauro (D-CT) in the House and Senator Snowe (R-ME) in the Senate. To date, the legislation has 204 co-sponsors in the House and 18 in the Senate. Lifetime's online petition at myLifetime.com to end "drive-through" mastectomies has been signed more than 20 million times at myLifetime.com.

ABOUT LIFETIME

LIFETIME is the leader in women's television and one of the top-rated basic cable television networks. A diverse, multi-media company, LIFETIME is committed to offering the highest quality entertainment and information programming, and advocating on a wide range of issues affecting women and their families. LIFETIME Television, Lifetime Movie Network, Lifetime Real Women and Lifetime Digital (including myLifetime.com) are part of LIFETIME Entertainment Services, a 50/50 joint venture of The Hearst Corporation and The Walt Disney Company.

ABOUT MARCIA CROSS

Marcia Cross is a passionate advocate for breast cancer awareness, as she has several friends who are survivors. Cross was upset to learn that women have had to endure "drive-through" mastectomies, and was eager to travel to Washington, D.C., to meet with Members of Congress to bring attention to this issue. Cross can currently be seen starring on television's hottest dramedy "Desperate Housewives" on ABC. As 'Bree Van De Kamp,' the ultimate perfectionist, Cross brings to life Wisteria
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