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Could health care reform hurt the fight against breast cancer?
Los Angeles Times

The woman who almost single-handedly transformed the color pink from a feminine pastel to a fundraising powerhouse has plenty to celebrate today, despite the worry that consumes her like never before in three decades of advocacy work.

The charity Nancy Brinker began in 1982 on little more than $200, a shoebox full of donor contacts and a promise to her dying sister is now the world’s largest private funder of breast cancer research, its indelible footprints scattered among the more than $1.9 billion invested in research and community screening, treatment and advocacy programs.