Our Seat at the Table

seat-at-the-tableThis is going to be one of those posts that’s going to get me in hot water. That’s ok – I’ve been there before!

This week is the annual San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium, perhaps the largest and most noteworthy of them all from which emanates some of the biggest Breast Cancer headlines. The magnificent Alamo Breast Cancer Foundation provides a truly INCREDIBLE service to advocates (even above and beyond their scholarship program) by bringing together top people to summarize the day’s headlines. Tonight’s “mentor session” was live-streamed thanks to Dr. Jay K. Harness at BreastCancerAnswers.com.

As always the presentations and questions were outstanding. One sparked a little discussion in the twitter feed.

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The Antidote to Myriad & More

This is very much not my style! I like to do my research, make sure I’ve evaluated all angles, shore up the details, and THEN dive in with both feet. But today I don’t have time for that!

Last night my husband’s colleague Bonnie pulled me aside at dinner to tell me about an article she’d read in the local law journal. The room was crowded and I knew I wasn’t going to “get it” and so she offered to send me it to me. It just arrived. TWO amazing gifts from ONE amazing company: VIRATECH.

(Now, let’s hope that in my rush to share I don’t get this all wrong…)

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Breast Cancer Action

For many who are serious about ending the breast cancer epidemic, Breast Cancer Action is near and dear to our hearts. BCA takes on some of the hardest issues related to breast cancer: from socio-economic status as a risk factor, to root causes in the environment and beyond.If you are not famliar with their work, please keep reading! Thanks to BCA Membership Coordinator Caitlin Carmody for today’s post.

Breast Cancer Action was founded in 1990 by a group of fierce and angry women who were living with and dying from metastatic breast cancer. They’d grown frustrated and angry. They wanted unbiased, comprehensive information to help them understand their diagnoses and treatment options instead of the inadequate and superficial information given to them. Together, in response to their shared anger, they formed Breast Cancer Action around a kitchen table. Today only one of those eight women is alive. BCAction proudly and fiercely continues the work they began. We are a national, grassroots organization with over 40,000 members who take action to end the epidemic. Our mission goes far beyond the notion of “the cure” to tackle the root causes of this disease and the pressing issues that must be addressed to make the systemic changes necessary to end the breast cancer epidemic. More

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