Friday, May 24, 2013

Barbara Brenner: a real hero

A formidable woman passed away earlier this month. Barbara Brenner was the former Executive Director of Breast Cancer Action and an articulate and out spoken advocate for change. Her voice cut through a haze of pink, raising awareness of corporate exploitation, pink ribbon crap and the environmental causes of breast cancer. She was a real hero, who died way too young.

My friend Tamara sent me this excellent article from the New York Times. She drew my attention to the last line, a wonderful quote from Suzanne Lampert, Ms. Brenner's spouse of 38 years:

“I always told her that I would make sure her obituary said she died after a long battle with the breast cancer industry.”

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