Fund the PINK VACCINE, the world's first preventive breast cancer vaccine.
  • Petitioned President Obama, and every woman concerned about preventing breast cancer.

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Breast Health and Healing Foundation
President Obama, and every woman concerned about preventing breast cancer.

Fund the PINK VACCINE, the world's first preventive breast cancer vaccine.

    1. Kathleen Ruddy
    2. Petition by

      Kathleen Ruddy

      Belleville, NJ

If the PINK VACCINE is as safe and effective in women as it is in mice, it has the potential to eliminate 95% of all breast cancer worldwide. We must develop the PINK VACCINE right here in the United States where is was created by Professor Vincent Tuohy, not in China where it appears to be headed at the moment.

Let the record show, Professor Tuohy, winner of Cleveland Clinic's Sonnes' Innovation Award 2010, had his experimental data exhaustively vetted by a panel of experts before his paper was published in the peer-reviewed journal, "Nature Medicine" in May 2010.

See the Cleveland Clinic promotional video for details: bit.ly/TuohyVaccine.

This appeal is made on behalf of the 5 women who started this campaign for the PINK VACCINE, the Champions for the Pink Vaccine - four breast cancer survivors and one breast cancer surgeon.

We're going right to the top! This appeal is being made directly to the President. Mr. President, you must help protect every woman in this country and around the world from breast cancer. Only you can do it. Thus far, every other organization has refused to give it a chance. This is worse than the sacking of Rome!

As Mary Lasker said in the full-page ad she took out in the New York Times in 1970: "Do something, Mr. Nixon."

To which I would echo: Do something Mr. Obama!

Recent signatures

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    1. Reached 500 signatures
    2. The Race for a Vaccine Has Just Begun

      Kathleen Ruddy
      Petition Organizer

      I'm all for early diagnosis and treatment. After all, I am a surgeon - it's what I do, and I love it. But what I would love more, for my patients and every other woman in the world, is to find a way to prevent this disease altogether. Tuohy has developed a vaccine that MIGHT DO JUST THAT. All I'm asking is that we fund it to see if it's safe. If it's not safe, then it won't be made - I assure you. If it is safe, then it can be tested to see if it's effective. If it's not effective, then it won't be used - I assure you. And I know, not everything that works in mice, works in humans. But everything that works in humans first worked in mice. So let's just give it a try. That's all I'm asking: just let's give it a try. Too much is at stake not to at least try. Help, somebody! There must be a quote that goes here .... perhaps I'll use Curie's: "Make of life a dream, and of that dream a reality." Amen.

    3. Macedonia!

      Kathleen Ruddy
      Petition Organizer

      We have a new country added to our list: Macedonia. How wonderful. I am revising my book about the vaccine, "How to Cook a Revolution" and will have it available shortly. This has been a wonderful experience ... so gratifying to see the support for this vaccine. Thank you everyone.

    4. Terrific progress this week. Thanks everyone!

      Kathleen Ruddy
      Petition Organizer

      The Susan G. Komen for the Cure Foundation will not fund this research - too busy racing around to cure a disease that gets worse by the year. Please share this petition with as many people as you can so we can fund this work ourselves.

    5. Reached 250 signatures
    6. My "Monthly Message" is about the PINK VACCINE

      Kathleen Ruddy
      Petition Organizer

      I've received signatures from Ireland and Australia. It's gratifying to know that this message has moved both East and West from North America.

    7. Alaska!

      Kathleen Ruddy
      Petition Organizer

      Expanding this petition north of the 48, and into the Artic. Yes! Now, if we can get the resistance to thaw, we'll have a shot at our vaccine.

    8. Ireland! We have a signature from Sligo, Ireland! Australia, too. Hurrah

      Kathleen Ruddy
      Petition Organizer

      I had no idea that change.org had an international presence; but of course, why not? The Internet is everywhere, right? Let's turn this petition into an ad hoc Olympic event. What do you say, ladies? Who's in?

    9. We've done so well! Women from across the country want this vaccine!

      Kathleen Ruddy
      Petition Organizer

      I am so gratified that this message about the world's first preventive breast cancer vaccine is capturing the hearts and minds of women across the country. And it looks like it's beginning to capture the Internet, too. Nice.

    10. Reached 100 signatures
    11. Thank you everyone for helping to get the PINK VACCINE airborne.

      Kathleen Ruddy
      Petition Organizer

      Please send a link to this petition to every one in your email contact list. Thanks so much.

    12. Reached 25 signatures

    Supporters

    Reasons for signing

    • jennifer hynes CARTHAGE, MS
      • 9 months ago

      because I have breast cancer

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    • Anita Kanitz STUTTGART, GERMANY
      • 10 months ago

      What is breast cancer?

      Breast cancer is a disease in which malignant (cancer) cells form in the tissues of the breast. The damaged cells can invade surrounding tissue, but with early detection and treatment, most people continue a normal life.

      acts about Breast Cancer in the United States

      One in eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime.

      Breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in women.

      Breast cancer is the second leading cause of death among women.

      Each year it is estimated that over 220,000 women in the United States will be diagnosed with breast cancer and more than 40,000 will die.

      Although breast cancer in men is rare, an estimated 2,150 men will be diagnosed with breast cancer and approximately 410 will die each year.

      A Global Burden

      According to the World Health Organization, breast cancer is the most common cancer among women worldwide, claiming the lives of hundreds of thousands of women each year and affecting countries at all levels of modernization.

      Good News About Breast Cancer Trends

      In recent years, perhaps coinciding with the decline in prescriptive hormone replacement therapy after menopause, we have seen a gradual reduction in female breast cancer incidence rates among women aged 50 and older. Death rates from breast cancer have been declining since about 1990, in part to better due to screening and early detection, increased awareness, and continually improving treatment options.

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    • Lu Michaelree DALLAS, TX
      • about 1 year ago

      As a survivor, I want to spare others from this disease, with a preventive vaccine.

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    • Bonnie Oke SOUTHFIELD, MI
      • over 1 year ago

      I work at the SJPHS Cancer Centers - we need our regulations which is a higher standard/protection (remember dog/cat food from China?) Keep America working and not outsourcing. Keep the funding "Pink Vaccine" home

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    • Stacey Sykes SOUTHFIELD, MI
      • over 1 year ago

      Because it's the right thing to do!!!

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