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April 01, 2008


Excellent points raised and as the wife of a colorectal cancer survivor and someone who has previously been employed in the cancer world, you echo the sentiments of many, many families who have been affected by cancers other than breast cancer. For all of the feel-good vibes buying a pink pancake spatula evokes, very little is actually done for breast cancer. I won't get into the challenges of mammograms being offered at the dance but another option would be to have a fund on campus for children of breast cancer survivors (or better yet, all cancer survivors) who need financial assistance. The financial implications of a cancer diagnosis do not end when treatment does and I can attest to the fact that our family will be playing catch up for years to come. Perhaps these discussions are best suited for another post but you are on to something here and brave to voice, in public, what millions of people feel each time we see a pink mixer, vacuum, corn butterer....

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