Lifetime Campaign Garners 3 Million Signatures

  • October 22, 2002
Lifetime Television will mark National Breast Cancer Awareness Month by sending to Congress the 3 million signatures the cable network has collected urging the passage of the Breast Cancer Patient Protection Act. The legislation would end the practice of so-called drive-through mastectomies that force women out of the hospital only hours after surgery for breast cancer. Lifetime had initially gathered 17,000 signatures four years ago. But the petition process blossomed within the last year. The network said its support of the legislation is part of its “Stop Breast Cancer For Life” campaign. The campaign, in its eighth year, includes a concert, a documentary and specially-themed episodes of two Lifetime dramas, “Strong Medicine” and “For The People.”

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