“Lobby Me,” is the next logical and technological step in the evolution of American democracy,” said Dr. Kathleen T. Ruddy, Founder and President of the Breast Health & Healing Foundation. “Armed with “Lobby Me,” the average American can freely communicat
Belleville, NJ (PRWEB) October 11, 2010
The Breast Health & Healing Foundation, (BHHF) http://www.breasthealthandhealing.com, has launched “Lobby Me,” the first of its kind application for IPhone, Android and Blackberry that allows the user to send personal emails directly to Senators, Congressmen and the staff who run their offices on Capitol Hill. (IPhone, Android apps currently available for download, Blackberry approval anticipated soon).
"Lobby Me,” is the next logical and technological step in the evolution of American democracy,” said Dr. Kathleen T. Ruddy, Founder and President of the Breast Health & Healing Foundation. “Armed with “Lobby Me,” the average American can freely communicate with their lawmakers without having to pay lobbyists huge fees first.
“Lobby Me” utilizes the user’s zip code to identify their specific lawmakers in Congress and the staff who run their offices. The user can then send a personal and direct email about their special interests: their job, their family, their financial security. And the user can expect, in return, a response to their emails from those who represent them in the halls of Congress. Since these are not form letters that are being generated from the application, but personal communications from individual citizens, “Lobby Me” has the potential to energize average Americans, encouraging them to participate more fully in the political process that affects their lives.
“Lobby Me” is one of several smartphone applications released by the Breast Health & Healing Foundation.
Last spring BHHF launched the Breast Health GPS for the Iphone and the Ipad. That free app uses GPS guidance to locate the nearest mammogram screening center anywhere in the country. It was, and remains, the number one breast cancer app in the iTunes store. Dr. Ruddy’s goal was to raise awareness about research on the breast cancer virus, a particular focus of her work as the leader of the first and only foundation dedicated to understanding the causes of breast cancer and using that knowledge to prevent the disease.
“But raising awareness is only part of the goal. Funds are needed to support research,” said Dr. Ruddy. “That’s where “Lobby Me,” fits in. Every time someone downloads the app the $3.99 fee goes to support specific research efforts.”
Heading the list of critical research projects is the work being done by Dr. Vincent Tuohy at the Cleveland Clinic. In May of 2010 Dr. Tuohy announced the development of the first preventive breast cancer vaccine. The next step, begin testing his vaccine for safety in women. Funds from the sale of “Lobby Me” will go directly to support those efforts.
With the release of “Lobby Me” Dr. Ruddy aims to refresh democracy by making it convenient for average Americans to directly participate with their lawmakers in crafting laws that affect the lives of millions of citizens who have no time or money for lobbyists. At the same time, Dr. Ruddy hopes to generate substantial funds from the sale of “Lobby Me” – with 100% of the profits to be used to support research on the breast cancer virus and the first preventive breast cancer vaccine.
The Breast Health & Healing Foundation is the leading voice advocating for the Pure Cure, prevention. Founded by Dr. Kathleen T. Ruddy just two years ago, BHHF has made enormous strides: the #1 breast cancer app in the iTunes store (Breast Health GPS), the first breast cancer news app for iPad, a documentary film nominated by Rethink Breast Cancer for its 2010 Film Festival, inclusion by PUMA in the 2010 contest to be the sole recipient of its nationwide fund-raising campaign for breast cancer, the first Breast Cancer Summit: The Pink Virus Project in the Russell Building in Washington, DC in October 2009, and the second Breast Cancer Summit: The Virus and the Vaccine, to be held in the Rayburn Building on Capitol Hill on September 14, 2010 - where “Lobby Me” will be officially introduced to Washington, D.C. and the world.
About the Breast Health & Healing Foundation
The Breast Health & Healing Foundation is a 501(3)(c)tax exempt non-profit foundation The mission of the foundation is to discover the specific causes of breast cancer and to use that knowledge to prevent the disease.