Zahara Heckscher is a mother, writer, breast cancer patient, and “Cancer Thriver” living in Washington, DC. Her current treatment includes chemotherapy and palbociclib. She was arrested in Atlanta at the TPP negotiations in 2015, and again in Washington, DC on February 4, 2016, World Cancer Day, protesting for access to cancer medicines.
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Tuesday, February 09, 2016
Why I Faced Arrest, Even as I Battle Cancer, to Fight TPP
I am a mom with advanced breast cancer. I lost my mother to breast cancer when I was 11. That’s why I was arrested last week at a protest on World Cancer Day at the headquarters of PhRMA, which has been lobbying to increase monopolies for medicines in the TPP, or Trans-Pacific Partnership. I want...