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Breast cancer charity applauds the appointment

Breast Cancer Aotearoa Coalition (BCAC)
Media Release
16 April 2013


Breast cancer charity applauds the appointment of Dr Jackie Blue as EEO Commissioner

The Breast Cancer Aotearoa Coalition (BCAC) welcomes the appointment of the Hon. Jackie Blue as the Equal Employment Opportunities Commissioner.

The Mt Roskill MP was instrumental in securing public funding for a twelve-month treatment programme of Herceptin for New Zealand women with HER2-Positive breast cancer.

BCAC chairperson, Libby Burgess, says Dr Blue’s actions in advocating for the Government funding of Herceptin demonstrate her commitment to women’s health.

“Dr Blue is a passionate advocate for New Zealand women and her drive to see that women with HER2-Positive breast cancer received life-saving treatment in the form of Herceptin was inspirational.

“She has a clear sense of fair play, a firm commitment to equality for all and a desire to see New Zealand develop as a better society. We firmly believe Dr Blue will fulfil her new role with the energy and dedication it deserves,” Ms Burgess says.

ENDS

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