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Carol Hochberg was a New York investment banker who, after a diagnosis of breast cancer, became a dedicated advocate for fellow sufferers. She was a dedicated lobbyist, frequently traveling to Albany and Washington to persuade legislators and President Clinton to support breast-cancer issues, especially the need for increased funding of cancer research. She volunteered with, then became a board member of, Share, the lobbying and self-help group for women with breast or ovarian cancer: she worked the phone lines (and often kept in touch with lonely women), and introduced a more sophisticated budgeting and financial-planning system.
Source-“The Pennsylvania Gazette” http://www.upenn.edu/gazette/1199/1199obits.html