National Breast Cancer Coalition

What If We Fail?

We already have. Hundreds of thousands of lost lives justifiably mock our acceptance of the fragmented, siloed, no-end-in-sight strategy currently at work. We couldn’t possibly do worse. The question we ought to be asking ourselves is, “How do we succeed, and what must we do differently in order to?” Over the past 21 years, despite all of the funding and all of the walks and runs and gala dinners, annual breast cancer deaths in the U.S. have barely budged. They were close to 40,000 then, and they’re close to 40,000 now. If this is our definition of success, we need a new one.