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Massachusetts Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure(R) to Challenge State's Leaders to Strengthen Breast Cancer Services
Date:4/10/2008

Komen Massachusetts to Spotlight Gaps in Breast Cancer Research Funding, Care and Survival at Event Convening Legislators, Survivors and Activists

BOSTON, April 10 /PRNewswire/ -- On April 11, breast cancer survivors, activists, health care professionals and elected officials will participate in a legislative luncheon at the Statehouse to engage communities around the state in advocating for increased funding for the Massachusetts Women's Health Network, the public health program which provides screening, patient navigation and treatment for income-eligible, uninsured or underinsured women. In addition, advocates will call for the establishment of a new state Office of Health Equity to coordinate efforts of state agencies to eliminate health disparities.

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Nationwide, one in eight women will get breast cancer in their lifetime. In 2008, more than 4,000 Massachusetts women will be diagnosed with breast cancer and an estimated 900 will die from the disease. Low income women, minorities and underinsured women are more likely to die from the disease, whereas those with access to early diagnosis have a 98 percent chance for survival.

This event launches Massachusetts' participation in the Komen Community Challenge, a nationwide program to restore the sense of urgency to the breast cancer movement and close the gaps in research, public policy and access to quality care that cause some women to die of the disease more than others.

Event and Media Availability Details

WHEN: Friday, April 11, 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

WHAT: "Close the Gap" Legislative Luncheon featuring panel discussion

and breast cancer survivor photographic exhibition

WHO: - Shannon O'Brien, former MA State Treasurer and television

reporter (moderator)

- State Sen. Dianne Wilkerson (D-2nd Suffolk)

- State Rep. Peter Koutoujian (D-10th Middlesex)

- Miriam May, Executive Director, Massachusetts Affiliate, Susan

G. Komen for the Cure

- Athene Wilson-Glover, Director of the Greater Boston Chapter of

the National Black Leadership Initiative on Cancer, vocalist

- Mary Lou Woodford, RN, BSN, Director of Women's Health Network

- Jane Mendez, MD, breast cancer surgeon, Boston Medical Center

- Maria Santiago, patient navigator for Women's Health Network

- Sandra Copman, breast cancer survivor and activist

- Christina Moya, breast cancer survivor

WHERE: Massachusetts State House, Great Hall, Boston, MA


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