Cancer Survivors, Medical Pros, Cancer Awareness Groups
Join Legislator Bosworth to Rally for Women's Health
Funding cut – vital services in jeopardy
Nassau County Legislator Judi Bosworth (D-Great Neck) and Nassau County Presiding Officer Diane Yatauro, and Legislator Dave Mejias joined women who survived cancer, leading medical professionals and representatives of county-wide ovarian and breast cancer awareness groups to rally for women’s health. While the US Congress has recognized September as ovarian cancer awareness month and October as breast cancer awareness month, cuts to these organizations have been drastic at the state and federal levels. The downturn in the economy has forced reducing the funding of these groups to levels not seen since the recession of the 1980’s.
“It was sobering to learn that ovarian cancer claims the lives of over 22,000 women each year,” Legislator Bosworth said. “Equally tragic are the statistics that every 3 minutes a woman in the United States learns she has breast cancer with many thousands of women dying from breast cancer each year. We need the funding restored for women’s cancer research.”
Nassau County Legislator Judi Bosworth (D-Great Neck), fourth from left, joined fellow legislators, medical professionals,
cancer survivors, and representatives of county-wide women's cancer awareness groups at a rally for women's health, acknowledging
September as ovarian cancer awareness month, and October as breast cancer awareness month. She was joined by
Nassau County Presiding Officer Diane Yatauro (D-Glen Cove), fourth from right, front; Legislator Mejias, third from left;
Geri Barish, president 1 in 9 Long Island Breast Cancer Action Coalition, third from right, front; Dr. Jeannine Villella, gynecologic oncology, Winthrop University Hospital, second from left, rear; and Laura Weinberg, Great Neck Breast Cancer Action Coalition, second from right, rear;
who shared information regarding the need for restoring the funding for women's cancer research.