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While Elisabeth did not speak at this years (2008) convention she did co-host the Luncheon and Tribute to Cindy McCain FULL STREAMING VIDEO.
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Elisabeth Hasselback's (sic Hasselbeck's) RNC speech
Thank you. It is an honor to be with you tonight.
In a distant land, heroic men and women are risking their lives fighting for our freedom, our families, and our future -- and I deeply thank them, and their families, for their service.
On American soil, heroic women are fighting a different battle - a silent campaign for their freedom, their families, and their future. It is the fight against breast cancer.
Nine years ago my mother was diagnosed with bilateral ductal carcinoma - a serious form of breast cancer that moved to her lymph system. I watched her suffer through massive surgery, and then four rapid-fire, high-intensity chemotherapy treatments designed to bring her body to the brink of death. My mother, an independent woman, a tower of strength, an attorney, was brought to her knees. I will never forget, how strongly she held her head, though it didn't have a strand of hair on it, and how she stared down this enemy of cancer through her lash-less eyes, never letting it get the best of her. My mother, her sister, and both of my grandmothers all have faced, fought, and found victory in the battle against breast cancer.
I wish no one would get this disease -- but the reality is that 1 in every 8 women will develop breast cancer in their lifetime -- 200,000 this year alone, making it the second leading cause of death among women. But wishes alone won't make this disease go away. Wishes need action. Fortunately, we have someone at the highest level fighting for a cure. A leader of action, who sees breast cancer not only as a woman's issue, but as a family issue, a human issue -- our nation's issue. President George W. Bush.
America is focusing more resources on prevention, early detection, and aggressive research into new treatments and therapies. The President is proposing nearly three-quarters of a billion dollars to assist researchers. And we are conducting the largest test of early-detection technologies in American history. Breast cancer does not discriminate. It spares no kind spirit, no beautiful face, no compassionate heart. It doesn't care about your age or race or if you can afford to pay the medical bills -- we certainly couldn't.
That's why President Bush is increasing funding by over 20% to provide screening services for disadvantaged women -- many who will have access to life-saving technologies for the first time.
Mothers and daughters, wives and sisters, Kathy Goldberg, Kathleen Filarski, Mary DelPadre, Doreen Labonge, Rene Fenton, and my mother, Elizabeth Del Padre just a few of the foot-soldiers in this combat. Quite possibly, breast cancer has knocked on the door, or will break down the door, of the woman sitting beside you tonight.
Our weapons are awareness, research, and funding. Their medals of honor are pink ribbons. And our leader is President George W. Bush. Everyone can do something.
Perform self-breast-examinations, get clinical tests and annual mammograms. Donate to research, run in a race for the cure, join a three-day walk, or sponsor someone who does.
Most importantly, help me re-elect a leader in the fight against breast cancer who does not simply wish this disease away -- he wills it away through action.
President George W. Bush
UPDATE: Thursday, February 2, 2006 rnc entertainer elisabeth hasselbeck pregnant, plus pictures of Tim and Matt
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