Betty Hinton, MP Masthead
Member of Parliament for Kamloops, Thompson
and Highland Valleys
Canada Coat of Arms

Breast Cancer Awareness Week

Mr. Speaker,

It is an honour to rise today for the first time in the 38th Parliament on an issue that has affected myself and my family very personally.

Breast cancer is an insipid disease that claims the lives of many thousands of women a year. It is estimated that 21,200 women will develop breast cancer this year and of those, 5,200 will succumb to it.

My sister, Doreen Buss, dedicated her life to teaching children. Her legacy lives on in two generations of residents of Trail, BC, who benefited from her talent.

In my riding of Kamloops—Thompson—Cariboo women are given hope and research funds through the efforts of the Salituro family who organize the annual Pink Ribbon Ball and to others like Kathy Roberts who dedicate their time to raising funds through fashion shows.

Finally, I would like to pay special tribute to every Canadian woman who is now or has in the past fought this disease. We will beat cancer.

8, 2004
Betty Hinton
Member of Parliament


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