Aside from her work overseas, Temple Black made important statements at home as well. When she removed her left breast following breast cancer in 1972, Temple Black held a press conference in her hospital room telling women who discovered lumps in their breasts not to "sit home and be afraid." Until her speech, speaking about breast cancer and its treatment was widely viewed as inexplicably taboo.
Temple Black and Alden Black stayed true to their vows: The couple remained lovingly together in sickness and in health until Alden Black's death in 2005. Here's hoping they're reunited. Our thoughts remain with Temple Black's family, friends and loved ones at this time.