Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz
On Her Triumph Over Cancer and Advocacy for Women

Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz

For more than eighteen years, Debbie Wasserman Schultz has dedicated her public life to working on behalf of the people of South Florida. On January 4, 2005, she was sworn in as a member of the United States House of Representatives. Back in 2008 Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz was as active as ever in not only representing her district but also thriving as a voice of reason on critical issues of national debate. Often it was easy to wishfully pretend that even if we weren’t from Florida’s 20th district, she was still OUR Congresswoman. What was not known at the time was that the Congresswoman was confidentially confronting breast cancer. It wasn’t until the following year that her cancer diagnosis and successful treatment was made public. She has since been instrumental in the passage of legislation designed to educate and empower women to improve cancer survivorship, especially among young women. For more information on The Early Act go to: Other resources for cancer prevention and recovery, especially for young women include: The Young Survival Coalition and The National Cancer Institute.

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