Friday, October 29, 2004
Great News from Washington
Thanks in part to the grassroots efforts of Komen Champions for the Cureā„¢, Congress approved and the President signed into law a bill to extend the Mammography Quality Standards Act (MQSA). In the last decade, MQSA has played a major role in advancing early detection and saving lives.

Prior to 1992, no national quality standards for personnel or equipment existed and the quality of mammograms varied widely. MQSA established federal safety and quality assurance standards for mammography facilities, personnel (including doctors who interpret mammograms), equipment and operating procedures. Extending this Act ensures that ongoing quality standards will continue to remain in place and not be jeopardized. Read the entire story here.

More than 25,000 Komen supporters signed petitions and sent letters to Congress. This is one more exciting way that the Komen Foundation has made such a significant difference in battle against breast cancer. The Komen Foundation is committed to fighting to eradicate breast cancer as a life-threatening disease by funding research grants and supporting education, screening and treatment projects in communities around the world. Just think, this organization started as a promise between two sisters. And I know, first hand, the power that sisters have to make a difference in this world.
Written by Jeannette Vagnozzi
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