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President George W. Bush Appoints Susan G. Komen for the Cure Founder as Chief of Protocol
Date:9/14/2007

the United States on the world stage."

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.

"The role of Chief of Protocol is exceptionally fitting for Nancy G. Brinker, the founder of Susan G. Komen for the Cure, which started the global breast cancer movement, and is a leader in global health diplomacy," said Hala Moddelmog, president and CEO of Susan G. Komen for the Cure. "She represents the great American story of strength and courage - one woman who has changed the lives of millions around the world. Because of her life work, Ambassador Brinker has an extraordinary ability to relate to people at all levels, which is ideal for this service role."

Increasing awareness on a global level

Working through Komen, Ambassador Brinker has fostered understanding of women's health issues, particularly breast cancer, to transcend barriers and improve the lives of women everywhere. From delivering life-saving messages to people in more than 200 countries, to providing funds to programs in 50 countries, to creating a dialogue in places where it is still not possible to say the words "breast cancer" out loud, Komen for the Cure has demonstrated how local activism drives global social change.

Today, Susan G. Komen for the Cure is the world's largest grassroots network of breast cancer survivors and activists and the largest private source of funds for breast cancer research and community outreach programs. As it has for the past 25 years, Susan G. Komen for the Cure and its millions of supporters will remain steadfast i
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