Governor Maggie Hassan Endorses Breast Cancer Deadline 2020®

Lee, NH — On August 26, 2013, New Hampshire Governor Maggie Hassan became the first elected public official in New Hampshire to endorse the National Breast Cancer Coalition’s Breast Cancer Deadline 2020®.

Breast Cancer Deadline 2020® is a bold, unprecedented initiative aimed at understanding by January 1, 2020, how to end breast cancer.  The National Breast Cancer Coalition launched Breast Cancer Deadline 2020® in 2010 to renew a sense of urgency to ending breast cancer, to refocus global efforts on ending breast cancer and to harness investments in scientific research to save lives.  Breast Cancer Deadline 2020® focuses on primary prevention (stopping women from getting breast cancer) and preventing metastasis (the spread of cancer), which is responsible for 90% of breast cancer deaths.

The New Hampshire Breast Cancer Coalition Board of Directors applauds Governor Hassan for endorsing Breast Cancer Deadline 2020®.  Governor Hassan’s endorsement demonstrates her commitment to ending breast cancer and will inspire other elected and appointed public officials to support this effort.  We invite all New Hampshire elected and appointed public officials to follow the governor’s lead in supporting Breast Cancer Deadline 2020®.  For information, contact NHBCC at 603-659-3482 or visit http://www.breastcancerdeadline2020.org/about-the-deadline/.

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