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Breast Health and Healing Foundation Convenes Groundbreaking Breast Cancer Summit in Washington D.C. On October 9, 2009
Date:9/16/2009

gths, opportunities, aspirations and results (SOAR) assessment of the Pink Virus Project will be done within these small groups; this will be followed by a large group discussion of the strategic plan and conclude with a synthesis of the day's work. The second Breast Cancer Summit for the Pink Virus Project will be announced at this time. Refreshments and the opportunity to share notes and network will be provided following the afternoon session.

"Everyday breast cancer claims the lives of scores of women around the globe. It's estimated that in 2009 more than 1.3 million women worldwide will contract the disease and tens of thousands will die from it. Despite tens of millions spent on research the epidemic continues to grow and grim statistics remain a reality," said Dr. Kathleen T. Ruddy. "Now is the time to marshal our resources, refine our approach, and direct our efforts towards finding the underlying cause of the disease."

About the Breast Health & Healing Foundation
The Breast Health & Healing Foundation is a 501(3)(c)tax exempt non-profit foundation. The mission of the Foundation is to discover the specific causes of breast cancer and to use that knowledge to prevent the disease.

About the Cary Medical Center

Cary Medical Center a 65-bed acute care hospital located in beautiful Caribou, Maine, and America's northeastern most city in the heart of the 'County' Aroostook. The hospital is also the site of a Veterans Administration Outpatient Clinic and the Maine Veterans Home and Residential Care Center. Cary also manages a 9-bed ICFMR in Van Buren, Maine. Cary Medical Center is a national leader in healthcare quality and patient safety and National winner of the 2009 HealthLeaders Media 'Top Leadership Teams' small hospital division. Dr. Kathleen Ruddy is Director of the Breast Health and Healing Service at Cary Medical Center.

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