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Forbes Honors Susan G. Komen for the Cure Founder as Trailblazer
Date:9/19/2007

Nancy G. Brinker, Leader of the Global Breast Cancer Movement, Receives

Prestigious Award

DALLAS, Sept. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Ambassador Nancy G. Brinker, founder of Susan G. Komen for the Cure, the world's largest breast cancer organization, and recently appointed Chief of Protocol by President George W. Bush, is this year's recipient of The Forbes Trailblazer Award.

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Each year, Forbes presents the Trailblazer Award to extraordinary women whose efforts have created opportunities for others. "Being selected among such distinguished past recipients of this award is a reminder of how much work remains to be done in the global fight against breast cancer as we continue to strive to do more for women and society," said Ambassador Brinker.

Forbes will present Ambassador Brinker with the award Sept. 19 during the 9th Annual Forbes Executive Women's Forum at the Mandarin Oriental in Washington, D.C. During this invitation-only event, more than 150 corporate leaders will meet with fellow female executives from a broad array of industries to discuss, debate and strategize ways to effect change within their organizations.

Leadership through experience

In addition to her role as the founder of Komen for the Cure, Ambassador Brinker, a breast cancer survivor and sister to Susan G. Komen, served as U.S. Ambassador to the Republic of Hungary and has served on the National Cancer Panel under Presidents Reagan and Bush. She has been an advocate in congressional hearings, the U.S. Democratic Policy Committee's Congressional Breast Cancer Forum and the National Dialogue on Cancer, now known as C-Change.

Increasing awareness around the globe

Working through Komen, Ambassador Brinker has fostered understanding of women's health issues, particularly breast cance
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