Monday, August 31, 2009

Large National Groups Support ACLU's Challenge to the Patents on the Breast and Ovarian Cancer Genes

Three more major organizations including the American Medical Association, the March of Dimes and the American Society for Human Genetics filed briefs in support of ACLU's suit to declare the patents on the breast and ovarian cancer genes unconstitutional. Read more!

Monday, August 17, 2009

Pam’s Pink Posse

Pam’s Pink Posse is hitting the pavement again! Last year, my friends and family formed a team and walked in support of my battle against breast cancer in the Terri Brodeur Breast Cancer Foundation Walk across Southeastern Connecticut. The mission for this walk was to raise funds to cure breast cancer and they raised over $5,000. On October 3, 2009 I will be joining my team and hundreds of walkers for the annual 26.2 mile walk.

The Terri Brodeur Breast Cancer Foundation (TBBCF) is a local, non-profit organization dedicated to fighting this devastating disease. In 2005 Norma Logan and Sandy Maniscalco led a group of walkers in raising $200,000 for an internationally renowned breast cancer foundation. But afterwards, they found out that 40% of all money raised went to overhead. Of the $200,000 raised, $80,000 never made it to critical research programs. TBBCF is different from other foundations in that 100% of all fundraising dollars go directly to breast cancer research. How is this possible? TBBCF is run by experienced volunteers and depends on sponsorship donations to cover event and administrative costs. (Log on to to find out more about the organization.)

Like many of you, several of the TBBCF board members have shown me a great deal of support over the past year and this organization has become near and dear to me. I thank all of you for your support and hope that you will continue to support me in helping to find a cure for breast cancer.

If you are interested in donating, I have enclosed a donation form for you. You can either donate directly to me, mail a check to TBBCF with the attached form, or go on line at:, Locate “Sponsor a Walker”, type in “Pamela Watt” and click “Search”. Once you find my name, click “Donate” (to the right of my name).

Thank you for your consideration. Remember, 100% of your donation in support of my walk will fund breast cancer research. Any amount is greatly appreciated. Thank you!


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