Navigation Links
Susan G. Komen for the Cure(R) Advocacy Alliance Unveils New 'I Vote for the Cure'(R) Web Video
Date:10/27/2008

Real Life Voters Urge Breast Cancer Funding to be a National Priority

DALLAS, Oct. 27 /PRNewswire/ -- With a week to go before Election Day, the Susan G. Komen for the Cure(R) Advocacy Alliance today unveiled a new video on its Web site -- http://www.IVotefortheCure.org -- that features a bipartisan collection of voters declaring "I Vote for the Cure."

"Breast cancer touches each of us in some way, and Americans all across the country have told us that discovering and delivering its cures should be a national priority," said Tina Hone, president of the Susan G. Komen for the Cure Advocacy Alliance.

The two-minute video released today includes footage of actual voters, including attendees to both the Democratic and Republican conventions this fall, declaring that they "vote for the cure" and explaining why the issue is important to them.

This is the latest in the Komen Advocacy Alliance's year-long initiative to increase awareness of breast cancer funding as a national campaign issue, which has included the collection of more than 100,000 signatures on a petition to encourage candidates to put breast cancer at the top of their agenda; the registering of voters in more than 70 cities; and the commission of a nationwide survey that found more than 90 percent of voters want the federal government to pay more attention to breast cancer research, screening and early detection and access to quality care for all.

In addition to the video, visitors to the Komen Advocacy Alliance's Web site can find:

-- A side-by-side comparison of each candidate's health care and cancer plans -- http://komenpolicy.org/komenadvocacy/candidates.html.

-- Responses to a Komen Advocacy Alliance questionnaire, where each was asked to address how they would (1) close gaps in the health care system and ensure access to care, including screening and treatment for breast cancer; (2) reduce disparities in health, education, and income; (3) ensure that the U.S. does not lose momentum in biomedical research and that medical advances make their way to patients; and (4) make high-quality health care more affordable and accessible for all Americans -- http://komenpolicy.org/komenadvocacy/candidates_questionnaires.html.

-- A transcript of remarks made by health care advisors to both campaigns made at a forum Friday, Oct. 3, in Philadelphia, as part of the 24-city Komen Community Challenge campaign to "Close the Gaps" in access to vital screening and treatment -- http://tinyurl.com/54yn4w.

Susan G. Komen for the Cure(R) is the world's largest grassroots network of breast cancer survivors and activists fighting to save lives, empower people, ensure quality care for all and energize science to find the cures. Thanks to events like the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure(R), Komen has invested more than $1.2 billion to fulfill its promise, becoming the largest source of nonprofit funds dedicated to the fight against breast cancer in the world. To continue this progress, Komen for the Cure has pledged to invest another $2 billion in the next ten years.

The Susan G. Komen for the Cure(R) Advocacy Alliance is a sister organization to Susan G. Komen for the Cure(R), and is a voice for change on Capitol Hill, in state legislatures and on the campaign trail. With the help of nearly 200,000 Komen Champions and Komen's network of 122 domestic affiliates, we are aggressively seeking increased funding for research and greater access to screening and treatment. The Komen Advocacy Alliance engages policymakers and leaders at all levels of government to advocate for an increased investment in breast cancer research and greater access to breast health services.


'/>"/>
SOURCE Susan G. Komen for the Cure Advocacy Alliance
Copyright©2008 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. PRA International Adds Dr. Susan Stansfield as Executive Vice President
2. President George W. Bush Appoints Susan G. Komen for the Cure Founder as Chief of Protocol
3. Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation Names Susan Bertonaschi Program Officer, Better Beginnings
4. Forbes Honors Susan G. Komen for the Cure Founder as Trailblazer
5. Celebrities Pledge to Wear Pink, End Breast Cancer Forever With Susan G. Komen for the Cure
6. PNY Technologies and Susan G. Komen for the Cure Partner to Raise Awareness of Breast Cancer
7. Susan G. Komen for the Cure Partners With the Original Butter Bell(R) Crock Developer
8. Susan G. Komen for the Cures Phoenix Affiliate, State Officials, Survivors and Advocates Call for Action on Breast Cancer
9. Susan G. Komen for the Cure Launches Unprecedented Global Expansion Program in 10 Countries
10. In Celebration of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Susan G. Komen for the Cure San Diego Announces Opportunities for San Diegans to Get Involved in the Fight Against Breast Cancer
11. Susan G. Komen for the Cure Appoints Dr. Amelie G. Ramirez to Scientific Advisory Board
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:3/28/2017)... , ... March 28, 2017 , ... Usually, the impending ... daily wardrobe. However, for those self-conscious about a double chin, this means more anxiety ... ideal solution. , “For most people, a double chin is undesirable,” Dr. Goldman ...
(Date:3/28/2017)... ... March 28, 2017 , ... Award-winning medical ... begin serving as new board chair for Orange County health care system CalOptima ... remainder of soon-to-be former chair Mark Refowitz’s term, which runs through June 30 ...
(Date:3/28/2017)... ... March 28, 2017 , ... With less than 10,000 dermatologists in ... quality care can be limited while the desire to conquer breakouts and eliminate skincare ... care for every customer online, today released its inaugural survey on the State of ...
(Date:3/28/2017)... (PRWEB) , ... March 28, 2017 , ... The Executives, ... to raise money to for the Toys for Tots Literacy Campaign at their Semi-Annual ... in excess of $70 billion, the U.S. ranks at number 14 internationally in literacy. ...
(Date:3/28/2017)... CA (PRWEB) , ... March 28, 2017 , ... ... which will be offered by the American Association of Integrative Medicine and available ... for healthcare providers at the AutismOne 2017 Conference in Colorado Springs. , Ed ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:3/27/2017)... LONDON , March 27, 2017 ... require to better understand Bayer and its partnering interests and ... since 2010 report provides an in-depth insight into the partnering ... On demand company reports are prepared upon purchase ... and company data. The report will be delivered ...
(Date:3/27/2017)... , March 27, 2017  Cryoport, Inc. (NASDAQ: ... it intends to offer shares of common stock in ... statement on file with the Securities and Exchange Commission ... other conditions, and there can be no assurance as ... or as to the actual size or terms of ...
(Date:3/27/2017)...  A new survey from the American ... Bidding Program (CBP) significantly reduced beneficiary choice and access ... choice forces beneficiaries to switch to unfamiliar or unsuitable ... AADE,s survey is the latest in a ... out the inherent problems with the CBP. Last year, ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: