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Thursday, March 19, 2009

Sharsheret in Washington, DC

By: Nira Berry
Sharsheret National Advisory Board Member

Wow! Meeting with Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz (FL) today was very interesting and exciting! I'm so happy to learn about this Legislative bill that she is proposing to be passed by Congress. Its nickname is "The Early Act". This bill is proposing nationwide early detection, early education, early information -early everything! The bill is also proposing grants to organizations that support young breast cancer survivors. It's gotten approval already by the CDC and they are planning for this to have a major impact as far as educating the public as the anti-tobacco campaign did years ago. I can't tell you how happy I was that this is finally being done! This is a photo of me (in the middle) and a few other organization representatives such as Hillel, BBYO in front of the Rayburn House Office building where the meeting was held.

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