Mark Bradbeer (VIC) responds to Deborah Masel’s “The darkest hour” in the Sunday Age 8Jul11 July 12, 2011

The Age:  “The darkest hour” by Deborah Masel , 3 July 2011

Dear Sunday Age

Deborah Masel’s moving account of living with life-threatening breast cancer, in the extract of her book, ‘Soul To Soul’ (Sunday Age, 3/7/2011), adds further profundity to AngliCORD’s campaign “Women Die Waiting”, mentioned last Monday in the parliamentary speech by MP Maria Vamvakinou (1).

This campaign is to raise financial support for detection and treatment for breast cancer in Palestinian women, who are currently denied access to medical aid because of a brutal Israeli military occupation. As a result, a woman in Gaza is almost twice as likely to die of breast cancer, compared to an Israeli woman a few kilometres away. Helping such a campaign may start some real soul-to-soul engagement, irrespective of race or religion (2).

Mark Bradbeer
1. Speech by Member for Calwell, Maria Vamvakinou, in House of Representatives, Monday 4/7/2011, Hansard p204
2. Report - AngliCORD, Middle East-Breast Cancer in Gaza, Campaign-Women Die Waiting

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