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December 19, 2014

CAMPAIGN TO EDUCATE YOUNG WOMEN ABOUT BREAST CANCER RISKS REAUTHORIZED BY SENATE – HEADS TO PRESIDENT OBAMA’S DESK

WASHINGTON – The Breast Health Education and Awareness Requires Learning Young Act, or the EARLY Act, was reauthorized for five years today by the Senate by Unanimous Consent. H.R. 5185 was introduced by Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-Fla.) and Rep. Renee Ellmers (R-N.C.) in the House and Senators Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) and David Vitter (R-LA). […]

October 11, 2014

WASSERMAN SCHULTZ NAMED HONORARY CHAIR OF FREE THE DATA

WASHINGTON – Free the Data, a national coalition of organizations dedicated to freeing genetic information, today announced that U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (FL-23) has been named its Honorary Chair. “The time for hoarding data as a commodity is over,” said Sharon Terry, President and CEO of Genetic Alliance, the nonprofit health advocacy organization that […]

October 4, 2014

WASSERMAN SCHULTZ MARKS 2014 BREAST CANCER AWARENESS MONTH

WASHINGTON – U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (FL-23), a breast cancer survivor, released the following statement today in recognition of October as Breast Cancer Awareness Month: “Each October, millions of breast cancer survivors and their families take extra time to celebrate their own successful fight against the disease and recommit to the advocacy, fundraising and […]

September 22, 2014

WASSERMAN SCHULTZ RECEIVES BETTY FORD LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD FROM SUSAN G. KOMEN

WASHINGTON – U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (FL-23) was honored by Susan G. Komen with its Betty Ford Lifetime Achievement Award at its ‘Honoring the Promise’ gala last night at the Kennedy Center. “It is truly special to receive an award named for a woman who reduced stigmas by publicly talking about her own battle […]

July 27, 2014

CAMPAIGN TO EDUCATE YOUNG WOMEN ABOUT BREAST CANCER RISKS SUBMITTED FOR CONGRESSIONAL REAUTHORIZATION

WASHINGTON – The Breast Health Education and Awareness Requires Learning Young Act, or the EARLY Act, was introduced for reauthorization as H.R. 5185 in the House and Senate today by Reps. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-FL) and Renee Ellmers (R-N.C.), and Senators Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) and David Vitter (R-LA). Authored by Rep. Wasserman Schultz and signed […]

June 17, 2013

Gene Patenting Ruling a Victory for Common Sense

Wasserman Schultz tested BRCA2 positive, a gene at the heart of the case WASHINGTON – Today the United States Supreme Court ruled in the case of Association of Molecular Pathology vs. Myriad Genetics that patents cannot be held on naturally occurring genes. This ruling has broad ramifications for cancer patients, and individuals seeking to learn […]

May 17, 2013

Wasserman Schultz on Angelina Jolie Sharing Her Health Care Story

WASHINGTON – U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (FL-23) released the following statement regarding Angelina Jolie’s announcement that she recently underwent a double mastectomy after learning she carries the BRCA-1 gene mutation: “Today, we learned that actress and human rights advocate Angelina Jolie underwent a preventative double mastectomy after learning she carries a genetic mutation, BRCA-1, […]

February 5, 2012

Statement About Today’s Komen Announcement

WASHINGTON – The Susan G. Komen For the Cure Foundation announced today that it is reversing its decision regarding grants for Planned Parenthood. In response, Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (FL-20) released the following statement: “As a breast cancer survivor and a long-time supporter of both organizations, I am pleased that Susan G. Komen for the […]

October 31, 2011

Knowledge is Best Defense in Fight Against Breast Cancer

WASHINGTON – In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz released the following statement: “As we celebrate 25 years of breast cancer awareness, education and empowerment by proudly displaying pink ribbons everywhere from the work place to NFL football games, it’s important that we remember the reason behind the tiny pink ribbon. […]

Knowledge is Best Defense in Fight Against Breast Cancer

WASHINGTON – In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz released the following statement: “As we celebrate 25 years of breast cancer awareness, education and empowerment by proudly displaying pink ribbons everywhere from the work place to NFL football games, it’s important that we remember the reason behind the tiny pink ribbon. […]

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