Yes, I know, I only participated in this morning’s 5K WALK portion of the fund raising event for Susan G. Komen. What a wimp.
But here is one take away that I wanted to share from the pre-event announcements and speeches.
One third of breast cancer victims could be saved even without new medical advances. About 40,000 people die from breast cancer in the United States every year…needlessly…because we have the technology to save their lives.
So why do they die?
Because not every American has access to affordable health care. Over 13,000 Americans die of a treatable form of a deadly disease because we won’t provide healthcare to everyone who needs it. What is wrong with us?