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Saturday, July 18, 2009

Wendy Rahn - Work on behalf of cancer survivors

Wendy Rahn, a professor of political science at the University of Minnesota, responded to a breast cancer diagnosis with research, experimentation, and finally institution-building; Wendy created an organization to promote exercise among women with cancer and to advocate that exercise be taken seriously as part of the long-term treatment of cancer. (The website for institutions she founded is at

Wendy applied her insights, skills and experience to work for her community. This excerpt from a longer interview describes the origins of her project.

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