Melissa Etheridge picks ASA

February 10, 2011 | Don Duncan
Singer, songwriter, and medical cannabis patient Melissa Etheridge picked Americans for Safe Access (ASA) to be her charity partner in promoting a groundbreaking new documentary about women and breast cancer. You can pick ASA to receive 10% of the proceeds when you buy a copy of Namrata Singh Gujral’s powerful new documentary, 1 a Minute. Visit the film’s website today to learn more about this important film and help raise money for ASA. You can buy a copy of the DVD and support ASA online right now. Over 200,000 women were diagnosed with breast cancer in the United States in 2010, and more than 40,000 died. A growing number of those living with breast cancer are turning to medical cannabis to treat the symptoms of the disease and the harsh side effects of therapy. ASA is working hard to be sure that everyone who needs medical cannabis has access and to promote advanced clinical research into this remarkable medicine. We appreciate Ms. Etheridge’s support for ASA and our work. Please take a moment to join her by picking ASA as your designated charity when you buy a copy of 1 a Minute.  An impressive list of stars narrate Ms. Gujral’s account of her journey from prevention, to diagnosis, treatment, and survival – Mellissa Etheridge, Olivia Newton-John, Kelly McGillis, Jaclyn Smith, and more. The Director writes about 1 a Minute:
With 1 a Minute ®, I hope to shed light on the seriousness and urgency of this nasty disease. I hope to raise funds for a cure and I hope to bring awareness to the cause. But mostly I hope to support my sisters (and brothers) who very quickly understand why the fight is called "battling" cancer and why one qualifies as a "survivor" in the aftermath. Simply put, it is a journey that is tough to walk but equally tough to comprehend. So, my hope is to also provide families and friends with a glimpse of their loved ones "real" journey...not a scripted screenplay that some Hollywood writer churned out on a rainy afternoon.
We know this important DVD will help patients, their loved ones, and others understand the complicated and difficult journey which women with breast cancer must take. Visit the film’s web site today to learn more, buy a copy, and pick ASA as your designated charity.
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