09.10.2012 [Plain Dealer] - Ricks, the New York businesswoman, said she wishes those resources were available for CynthiaDodson, the woman in Ricks' film who died of breast cancer in December 2010. “We've been really pushing hard to work with the payers and providers in the
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The new documentary The Education of Dee Dee Ricks premieres on HBO Thursday. It charts the story of a self-admitted vain white businesswoman who questions her lavish life after being diagnosed with breast cancer. She realizes how lucky she is to be able to afford treatment. This galvanizes Ricks to advocate and raise money for poor, uninsured cancer patients — many who happen to be women of color. Michel Martin speaks with Dee Dee Ricks about her personal transformation and outreach.
Its this woman, CynthiaDodson, who gives the documentary larger resonance. A 41-year-old African-American receptionist with a whopping 7-centimeter breast tumor, Dodson doesnt have insurance for the same reason so many ...