New Advocate Travels to Washington DC

I recently returned from my first National Breast Cancer Coalition Advocacy Summit in Washington, DC.

Washington DC 2013-3

BPT Advocates L-R: Jeanne Rothamel, Lori Seawel, Kristin Tieg Torres and Dee Hughes

During the inspiring 4 day experience I learned from leading world scientists that we will find a cure for Breast Cancer using innovative, evidence based research.
NBCC has established an umbrella organization called The Artemis Project where researchers and scientists come together, share their knowledge and research projects to work on the common goal of ending breast cancer.
They are currently 2-3 years away from starting clinical trials for a Breast Cancer Vaccine.

Kristin Tieg Torres (L) and Christine Carpenter (R) with Dr. Slamon, the doctor who invented Herceptin

Kristin Tieg Torres (L) and Christine Carpenter (R) with Dr. Slamon, the doctor who invented Herceptin

All of the past funding, pink ribbons and promotions haven’t kept people from dying of Breast Cancer.  The mortality rate from Breast Cancer has only been reduced slightly, one person dies every 14 minutes from the disease.

We all need to support NBCC and their goal to end Breast Cancer by the year 2020.  For our sake, our children’s sake and the entire world – we cannot wait.

-Kristin Teig Torres, Breast Cancer Survivor/NBCC Advocate & Activist
www.breastcancerdeadline2020.org for more information.

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