Campaign challenge on breast cancer |

Campaign challenge on breast cancer

Dear Editor:

Susan G. Komen for the Cure® is challenging the presidential candidates to address three achievable goals that will save lives and help end breast cancer forever:

1. Research ” Increase investment in research so that new discoveries reach cancer patients quickly.

2. Screening ” Provide every low-income, uninsured and underinsured woman in America access to early-detection options.

3. Treatment ” Ensure that all women diagnosed with breast cancer have access to high-quality treatment.

Komen Aspen encourages women here locally to go to to stay informed, learn the facts about breast cancer, attend town meetings and other campaign events and ask the candidates to explain how they will end breast cancer forever.

What will they do to ensure that breast cancer is a national priority? Can they guarantee that everyone has the same chance at surviving breast cancer, regardless of income or skin color? Will they fully fund the National Breast Cancer and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program, so that all women diagnosed with breast cancer have access to quality treatment?

Komen Aspen is a trusted local resource for women facing the battle of breast cancer. Give us a call, 920-0250, if you need help or want to be involved.

Claudia Curry Hill

Executive Director

Komen Aspen