It is time to move from awareness to prevention. If much of the resources that are currently directed at breast cancer awareness were redistributed to prevention, imagine how much faster we could start saving lives.
Today as I go to the polls to cast my vote, I stand in line as a citizen, a taxpayer, a voter, a woman, a mother and a breast cancer survivor. All those characteristics play a role in my decision to declare my support for one of these candidates.
Twenty-five years ago, I sat in my doctor's office and heard these words: You have breast cancer. That was in 1987, when the world's population reached five billion, a gallon of gas was 89 cents, Ronald Reagan was president and the FDA approved AZT for AIDS.