Page 77. " I have always had an interest in cancer awareness education, so I coordinate Breast Cancer Awareness Month programs "

Founded in 1990, Breast Cancer Action was started by women in a San Francisco breast cancer support group who were frustrated by the lack of knowledge about their disease. Led by the late Elenore Pred, they created an organization that would help transform breast cancer from a private medical crisis to a public health emergency.

BCA continues this work, and is now a national education and activist organization that challenges assumptions and inspires change to end the breast cancer epidemic.

While BCA has thousands of supporters throughout the United States and abroad, we do not have chapters in other cities. We encourage those who are interested in being a part of our work to subscribe to our newsletter and monthly ealert.


Page 82. " They stopped at Frankie Feds Pizza and Pasta House on Highway 33 "

Frankie Feds Pizza and Pasta House on Highway 33, where Carol & Thomas plan their next move.



Page 88. " Florence Sabin also supported controversial medical theories regarding the lymphatic system that eventually proved to be correct. "
Florence Sabin was the first woman appointed as a full professor at Johns Hopkins. Her statue now stands in the gallery of U.S. Capital Building.
Page 89. " She began to doze to the playful strains of “Venus de Milo,” and decided to head for bed. "

Venus de Milo, from Birth of the Cool by Miles Davis 


Page 94. " The buildings were made of red brick, trimmed with Cheat River stone - a blue sandstone from West Virginia, and molded terracotta. Glass for the windows was imported from France. While the buildings were originally gas-lit, the designers had the foresight to pre-wire them for incandescent electric lamps. They also installed telephone lines, a highly innovative decision for the late 19th Century. "