Frustrated by the lack of coverage

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I am saddened by the lack of coverage of the CIBC Run for the Cure on Sunday, Oct. 6.

Your edition on Oct. 7 had “The blessing of the animals” as its headline, along with a full page of photos from this event. While I do think that is a wonderful event, I am upset that the Run for the Cure coverage consisted of one photo with a two-line caption.

Does “The People’s Paper” think that breast cancer is not a topic that its readers can identify with, or learn more about? Do you not believe in promoting and celebrating what the Run for the Cure achieved here in St. John’s on Sunday?

Why not acknowledge the efforts of thousands of people, the wonderful organizers and volunteers,

the kind sponsors, the proud participants and the amazing breast

cancer survivors who stood amongst us on a cold, wet, miserable day and made us feel like wimps because of the strength they exude in their fight against this horrible disease?

Deserved more attention

I am frustrated that The Telegram missed an opportunity to raise awareness of the benefit of annual breast screening, to educate

women about self-examinations and that early detection can save your life.

Maybe your readers don’t know that in 2013, there will be an estimated 23,800 Canadian women diagnosed with breast cancer; that breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in Canadian women over the age of 20 and is the second leading cause of cancer deaths.

The Canadian Breast Cancer foundation, CIBC Run for the Cure and the families devastated by breast cancer deserve your support.

“A future without breast cancer” should be your headline next October.

Christine Ryan, proud participant in the 2013 CIBC Run for the Cure,

St. John’s

Organizations: CIBC Run, Canadian Breast Cancer foundation

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  • david
    October 14, 2013 - 11:14

    Ms. Ryan: In a society where, for example, one cannot even watch a typical major sporting event without the players regularly wearing something quite noticeably pink any given day, do you really think that breast cancer awareness is being given short shrift by the media? Is that your opinion? Really?

  • Judy
    October 14, 2013 - 08:44

    Lack od coverage? That's all we hear on a daily basis are stories about breast cancer.