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John Trudell and the Give Love Give Life Benefit Tour

World renowned Indigenous musician, actor, poet and activist, John Trudell will be speaking Friday May 2nd, 7:30 pm at The First Unitarian Church, 1011 SW 12TH, Portland, OR.
(For a fairly recent 14 minute video excerpt of John speaking in Portland, go to  http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-6571339670615446379 )

Willie Nelson, Jackson Browne, and John Trudell have
initiated the 'Give Love Give Life Benefit Tours' to
create a venue for 'National Health Insurance Coverage
for the Women and Children of America- NOW'.

Today, in the United States, one woman will be
diagnosed with a gynecologic cancer every seven
minutes. That's over 200 women who will be diagnosed
just today and close to 80,000 women this year. These
diseases will kill 30,000 women this year alone.

"How high does the body count have to go before we
all this an epidemic?" asked John Trudell. "In a
coherent thinking society, we would recognize there is
a cancer epidemic in this country. In a clear thinking
society, we would take responsibility rather than
remain in denial about the seriousness of this issue"

The Give Love, Give Life benefit tours are also part
of a growing movement to build awareness and educate
the public about women's health issues in general, and
ovarian and gynecologic cancers specifically. Just
this past year, a coalition of women's health groups
succeeded in securing signage of legislation called
'Johanna's Law', a bill to fund education and outreach
about the symptoms of gynecologic cancer. Dr. Karlan
and WCRI were integral to passing the legislation and
see the Give Love, Give Life benefits as part of the
same effort.

Suggested Donation $10.












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