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Deb Ragosta

Deb is gathering 10 signatures to

Stage 4 Breast Cancer Research Needs More Funding For Research To Find A Cure

If you've already signed this petition, thank you! If you haven't, please take a minute to read it and consider signing it and passing it along to your FB friends. As a woman who has lived with breast cancer for 25 years, 5 1/2 of which has been stage 4, I can't stress enough how important it is to get funding to the organizations that support research. This petition asks the Ford Company's "Warriors in Pink" campaign to add either the Avon Foundation for Women, Metavivor or MBCN to the list of organizations that receive funding from it. These are the organizations that exist primarily to fund research to find a cure for metastatic breast cancer. If you think all those "pink ribbon" products have helped find a cure for breast cancer please remember - there is no cure for breast cancer! Thanks for helping me and my metsisters and brothers spread the word about this important cause.

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Barb Sullivan Rican

Barb is gathering 30 signatures to

Stage 4 Breast Cancer Research Needs More Funding For Research To Find A Cure

Hi Everyone - I promise I will take a break from my cancer stuff after this. This petition is so important. As important as early detection is, women like me (and also men) with Metastatic Breast Cancer, otherwise known as Stage 4 or Late Stage Cancer, are sadly forgotten in the world of Pink Ribbons. We are the scary ones because we are the ones who die. We are the ones no one wants to talk about because our lives are lived in a strange and eery world of treatment and scans. We live in a world of debilitating side effects, trying one treatment to have it fail and go on to the next, to have it fail and then on to the next treatment. Imagine every three months going in for a scan to find out if your cancer is stable or it has moved on to another organ. Thirty percent of women with breast cancer will end up with Metastatic Breast Cancer. Don't think it isn't because we didn't have mammogram when we should have. My cancer was only Stage 2 in the beginning, there are women who are 18 years old with Stage 4 Cancer and some women's cancer never, ever show on a mammogram. Thirty percent of us have the cancer that will kill us... you would think we would get a good amount of the funding, right? You would think at least 30%, that's sounds fair... no, that's not right, Twenty percent? No... Ten percent? No, but you're getting closer... Let's try THREE PERCENT! I am not asking you to give money, I am just asking you to ask those who fund research to give more to Metastatic Research.

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Suzanne Balson

Suzanne is gathering 100 signatures to

Stage 4 Breast Cancer Research Needs More Funding For Research To Find A Cure

My mom died on Christmas Eve from breast cancer that speed everywhere and finally a tumor in her brain..she had just turned 58..she lost her ability to walk,talk or remember. with hospice care she regasined it.. Only to lose it again a few days later.. I've never been the same since I watched her suffer for five years...

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