The First Lady applauds with breast cancer survivors Vernal Branch (left) and Joni Lownsdale...
The First Lady applauds with breast cancer survivors Vernal Branch (left) and Joni Lownsdale (right) during the breast cancer awareness event at the White House today. Below is a snippet of Mrs. Obama’s speech:
“Let’s remember that there was a time when those affected by breast cancer never could have imagined all these pink ribbons that would one day grace the White House, offices, storefronts, lapels.
And it is my hope that if we pass health insurance reform, then 20 or 30 years from now, our daughters and our granddaughters won’t be able to imagine a time when any woman in this country couldn’t get a mammogram because she couldn’t afford it."