The National Breast Cancer Coalition launched its Do the Write Thing Campaign in 1991, which set out to deliver 175,000 letters to Congress and the president. Ultimately, the campaign resulted in more than 600,000 letters delivered to Congress and the president.
“That was the easiest thing to do,” Kay Dickersin, MA, PhD, professor emeritus, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, said to The Cancer History Project. “We went out to light rail stops, etc., and we got all our required signatures on petitions.”
This archive includes photos from NBCC’s Do the Write Thing Campaign in 1991, as well as photos from a rally for Dickersin’s Baltimore-based breast cancer advocacy group, Arm-in-Arm, in May 1992. Photos are provided courtesy of Kay Dickersin.