Here is what Hoffman posted on Lowry’s Facebook wall:
Being a cancer survivor does not bolster your resume. Does not make you a fighter. There are many dear friends and family I know who lost the battle to cancer who were tremendous fighters, as well. Cancer is no respecter of persons. The fact that Debbie or Karen would use this is their resume as to who they are diminishes all those who lost the battle.
Using her logic, no person, noteworthy, successful, or otherwise, could ever mention the fact that they are a cancer survivor in their biography. Lance Armstrong, by constantly referring to himself as a cancer survivor, is somehow diminishing everyone else who lost the battle to cancer, even as he heightens public awareness of cancer’s persistence and the need for additional research of this deadly disease. Cancer survivors should call attention to that fact they are survivors, to give other people hope, to raise awareness, and to encourage people to donate to find a cure. Should Karin Hoffman apologize for her comments? What say you? Take our poll below.