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Ovarian Cancer Research Funding Slashed in Half - Call your Members of Congress Today!

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Ovarian cancer is a killer.It is the fifth leading cause of death from cancer in women and the leading cause of death from gynecological cancer. Death rate extrapolations for USA for Ovarian Cancer: 13,626 per year, 1,135 per month, 262 per week, 37 per day, 1 per hour.

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If a man could be stricken with it, I wouldn't be sending this email. Call please and pass it on. Thanks, Amanda

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From: The Ovarian Cancer National Alliance []
Sent: Thursday, October 22, 2009 4:19 PM
To: Amanda Lang
Subject: Ovarian Cancer Research Funding slashed in half -- call your Congressman and Senators today!

Take Action. Now.

Ovarian Cancer Research Funding slashed in half -- call your Congressman and Senators today!

Ovarian Cancer Research Funding slashed in half -- call your Congressman and Senators today!


As a result of the Senate mark-up, the Department of Defense's Ovarian Cancer Research Program's funding has been slashed in half -- from $20 million to $10 million. Research performed by this program is critical as it is solely dedicated to performing research about ovarian cancer.

However, if we act now, we can work to help get $25 million as the final amount appropriated. As Congress prepares to go into conference where the House and Senate meet to finalize appropriation levels, a Dear Colleague letter is being circulated in both the House and the Senate urging the leadership to take the funding level that was set in the House -- $25 million.

Please help us make sure that the Dear Colleague letter gets enough signatures to make an impact. Easy instructions are provided to call your Representative and two Senators and ask them to sign on to the letter. PLEASE CALL EITHER TODAY (Thursday, October 22nd) OR TOMORROW (Friday, October 23rd)!!

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OpedNews volunteer from 2005 to 2013.

Amanda Lang was a wonderful member of the Opednews team, and the first volunteer editor, for a good number of years being a senior editor. She passed away summer 2014.

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