On World Cancer Day in February 2016, she and fellow cancer survivor Hannah were arrested blocking the entrance to PhRMA, the pharmaceutical industry’s lobby that had pushed the TPP death sentence clause, to warn the public and Congress about TPP’s dangers for access to cancer medicines. Together, Zahara and Hannah then co founded Cancer Families for Affordable Medicines, creating public education and advocacy materials for cancer patients and their loved ones to support access to medicines by convincing their members of Congress to vote no on the TPP. The pressure on Congress to pass the TPP mounted in the summer of 2016, Zahara took her message directly to Capitol Hill, getting arrested a third time at the office of Congressman Polis, and traveling to speak in district to undecided members of Congress to demonstrate what was at stake in the TPP for cancer patients and their loved ones.
Ad of the day: Coin collectors, take note. McDonald’s is making a coin you can redeem to get a Big Mac in 50 countries. Jessica Wohl of Ad Age calls it “‘a limited edition global currency'” that customers will get for free with the purchase of the signature burger.'” It’s part of the Big Mac’s 50th anniversary celebrations.
TORONTO Sears Canada is closing up shop, announcing Tuesday that it is seeking court approval to close all of its stores across the country and lay off about 12,000 employees.The move came after weeks of discussions with executive chairman Brandon Stranzl to save the money losing retailer, but the company failed to reach an agreement after his most recent bid last week.exhaustive efforts, no viable transaction for the company to continue as a going concern was received, said a statement from the retailer, adding the liquidation was recommended by its financial advisors and its court approved bankruptcy monitor, FTI Consulting.company deeply regrets this pending outcome and the resulting loss of jobs and store closures, the statement said.Sears Canada could face liquidation by Oct. 19 if rescue deal remains elusiveRioCan’s $2 billion sale raises question about future of retail properties, says confidential reportTime is running out for a bid to keep Sears Canada alive, report saysSears Canada entered bankruptcy protection in June, saying it could not continue to operate as a going concern without a new source of financing. Sears Canada has 74 full line department stores, 8 Sears Home stores and 49 Hometown dealer stores in smaller markets across the country.