Aug 22, 2010

Updates on legislation for veterans’ issues

Updates on legislation for veterans’ issues- Houston Community Newspapers Online - News Around Town

Marines shoot calendar for male breast cancer research - Natick Bulletin and Tab

Marines shoot calendar for male breast cancer research - Natick Bulletin and Tab

Proceeds from the 2011 calendar, which will be sold through the website and will be available by Oct. 1, "will fund a research project looking at the environment and cancer, with an emphasis on male breast cancer," Anbinder said. A gallery show of the photographs, which will be featured at the foundation's Oct. 14 annual gala at the Park Plaza, will move to the Art Institute of Philadelphia in February and March, Anbinder said, and "the plan is to have it tour.

"We hope the exposure from both the calendar and the gallery shows will raise the visibility of the indiscriminate nature of this disease and that it's not just one that strikes women," she said.

"We need to get more studies," Devereaux said, including studies to see if treating breast cancer in men with the same protocols used to treat women is the most effective.

"My goal is to raise awareness," he said. "I try to be an advocate. Why else would I get this crazy disease?"

The calendar will show "it's all different shapes and sizes" the disease affects, Devereaux said.

Including a surprisingly large number of the nation's few and proud.

Aug 9, 2010

Burr meeting with Cherry Point, hospital leaders- ENCToday

Burr meeting with Cherry Point, hospital leaders - Local - ENCToday

"“I am, once again, deeply disappointed that my colleagues have failed to approve an amendment providing care for the veterans and families who suffer illness due to exposure to contaminated drinking water at Camp Lejeune,” Burr said in a release. “These veterans and their families were harmed in the service of our country. They deserve better.”"

So are we Senator, so are we disappointed. Yes, we do deserve better.
Semper Fi- yea right! [sigh]

Aug 6, 2010

The Herald-Sun - Lejeune vet Contamination killed son

The Herald-Sun - Lejeune vet Contamination killed son

Senator Richard Burr to the Veterans’ Affairs Committee

Senator Richard Burr comments to the Veterans' Affairs commitee regarding Camp Lejeune Water contamination. Seems they can see their way through to help the Agent Orange vets, but didn't see that the families of those same vets suffered here at home suffer and die daily from the contamination they grew up with at Camp Lejeune. It a shame...

Senator Burr really gives them what for in this video, however, his words are in vain since they did not, in his words, "act in the best interest of North Carolina veterans when it voted against my amendment to provide health care through the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to veterans and their family members exposed to contaminated drinking water at Camp Lejeune. This is a disservice to the people who have sacrificed on behalf of this country, and I will continue to push on this issue. During the hearing, I strongly urged my colleagues to rethink this issue."

We the affected also strongly urge them to rethink this issue. If it was their family, or even their state as Senator Burr suggests, I bet they would.

Thank you Senator Burr for your continued support.