Wasserman Schultz Statement on National Cancer Survivors Day

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Washington, DC, June 4, 2017 | comments
As a breast cancer survivor, this is a day that every year has come to fill me with hope and renews my determination to help others who face the same uphill fight that I did. National Cancer Survivors Day is a reminder that the inspiration, love, concern and support that I was so fortunate to receive, must be shared with all the other lives that have been touched by cancer
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 U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (FL-23) issued the following statement today in honor of National Cancer Survivors Day:

“As a breast cancer survivor, this is a day that every year has come to fill me with hope and renews my determination to help others who face the same uphill fight that I did. National Cancer Survivors Day is a reminder that the inspiration, love, concern and support that I was so fortunate to receive, must be shared with all the other lives that have been touched by cancer. 

“Like so many others, my own diagnosis and the challenging experiences that followed it, forever changed me. Once I was cancer-free, it was also clear that I had to re-double my efforts to helping other young women who faced the same daunting challenge. It’s why I authored the Breast Health Education and Awareness Requires Learning Young Act (the EARLY Act), which helps younger women access the tools and support they need in that fight to survive and thrive. It is also why I will help continue to lead the fight in Congress for all cancer survivors, and do all I can to beat back attempts to reduce funding for the research needed to prevent and someday cure this disease. 

On this National Cancer Survivors Day, I ask you to join me in this same fight, and stand with love, support and solidarity with all my fellow survivors."

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