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“I had no idea that men liked breasts,” said Cosmopolitan Editor-in-Chief Joanna Coles at the Blush Lunch at the Mellon Auditorium hosted by The Women’s Health Board of the GW Medical Faculty Associates benefitting the MAMMOVAN.
“The best objective you can use to describe breasts is not firm or perky – but healthy,” she added. Coles shared the stage with Emmy Award Winning Journalist Cokie Roberts who kicked in with “These breast jokes are hard to get away from, but they can be useful.” While breast cancer is no laughing matter, the remarks grabbed the attention of the males in the audience, which of course was the designated effect.
Roberts, herself a breast cancer survivor, has that intense indignation about the disease and has been instrumental in ‘paying it forward’ via legislation, raising awareness and research dollars.
“The Mammovan is a self-contained mobile mammography unit that travels to corporate and community sites to offer one-stop screening performed in a comfortable, convenient environment. It’s on the road nearly 200 days each year offering screening mammograms to low-income and uninsured women. More than 35,000 women have been screened on the Mammovan and every diagnosed cancer has been caught at its earliest most treatable stage. That is a life-saving service in the nation’s capital, which has among the breast cancer rates in the country and the highest rate of breast cancer death.” Mission Statement
Coles suggested the MAMMOVAN might be used in a Hollywood chase sequence which may come to fuition as the Hollywood Reporter just announced that Coles would be Executive Producer of an NBC comedy about “a failed political blogger who restarts her life in New York as the ‘sex’ editor for a prestigious and provocative women’s magazine.” The van, accordling to Coles, can hit up to 70 miles per hours.
Joanna Coles, Cokie Roberts and Cara Scharf :