Ann Romney, Breast Cancer Survivor, Spreads Word on Awareness

The Bloomfield Hills native not only has rallied for her husband Mitt Romney's presidential bid, but Ann Romney also has thrown her support behind breast cancer awareness.

While Ann Romney has taken to the presidential campaign trail to support her husband Mitt Romney, she also has rallied her efforts for another cause: breast cancer awareness.

Ann Romney, a native of Bloomfield Hills and a student at Cranbrook, is a breast cancer survivor.

In 2008, Ann Romney had surgery to remove a precancerous lump from her breast, according to the Boston Globe. Mitt Romney told CNN that Barack Obama, at the time the president-elect, called to offer his prayers to the Romney family.

So while Ann Romney has campaigned for her husband this month, including a stop in Bloomfield Township on Oct. 12, she also has focused her attention on breast cancer awareness.

Both Ann Romney and Michelle Obama wore pink dresses at the second presidential debate on Oct. 16, perhaps in a nod to Breast Cancer Awareness month.

On Saturday, Ann Romney took part in a breast cancer 5K walk/run in Orlando, FL, according to WPEC-TV. Earlier this month, she visited a cancer center in Florida.

"It was inspirational," Ann Romney told MySuncoast.com about her trip to the Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa.

TELL US IN THE COMMENTS: Who are the breast cancer survivors who inspire you?

dan hartway October 22, 2012 at 12:47 PM
Medicare is (mostly) a successful program run by the people (the government) for the people. Its something we ALL pay into and not an entitlement. The insurance plans that our congress has, their retirement plans, that is an entitlement. Btw, the plans they use are single payer government based and somehow they don't feel we are good enough to have access to the gilded benefits they use.
Joyce Black October 22, 2012 at 01:22 PM
Fox news talking points? Did you read any of heartlands many talking points? Oh boy. Over 2000 pages and you want me to do her homework. All I intended to do was to let the readers know that she was using scare tactics. Michigan and Detroit are in trouble because you keep electing the same people over and over and over again because you scare people with nonsense. Have a nice life. Enough!
Smithy October 22, 2012 at 07:42 PM
"Michigan and Detroit are in trouble because you keep electing the same people over and over and over again"? So Governor Engler = Granholm = Snyder? Mayor Archer = Kilpatrick = Bing?
hartland eagle October 22, 2012 at 08:57 PM
Bye Bye, Joyce. Typical response. These facts are scary, Joyce. I provide facts and sources. You make sweeping statements, which are patently false - with no backup, and when challenged, your response is to call the other person a liar and run off. You're entitled to your own opinion, Joyce. Not your own facts.
hartland eagle October 22, 2012 at 09:02 PM
It's partially an entitlement. Not everyone pays into Medicare. Any citizen qualifies at age 65, even if they've never paid a dime in Medicare tax. You pay a premium if you've never worked. No one has paid into Medicare what their benefits actually cost. Medicare tax rates haven't kept pace with the increasing cost of health care, and there was zero increase when the massive new prescription drug benefit came into being.


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