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Susan G. Komen for the Cure Founder Sworn in as Chief of Protocol
Date:10/10/2007

Nancy G. Brinker, Leader of the Global Breast Cancer Movement, Takes on New

Role at Dept. of State

WASHINGTON, Oct. 10 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The ceremonial swearing-in of Ambassador Nancy G. Brinker, founder of Susan G. Komen for the Cure, the world's largest breast cancer organization, as Chief of Protocol was held today at the U.S. Department of State. Mrs. Laura Bush was in attendance for the event.

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Ambassador Brinker began her new position following her official swearing-in and President Bush's signing of the appointment on Sept. 14, 2007. She was confirmed as the U.S. Chief of Protocol by the U.S. Senate on Sept. 12. The Senate confirmation followed her hearing, Sept. 5, with the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations where committee members praised the breast cancer survivor who is known globally for igniting the breast cancer movement. Regarding the appointment, Senator Norm Coleman (R-MN) said Ambassador Brinker is "extraordinarily well-prepared for this position."

In her new role, Ambassador Brinker is responsible for overseeing the visits of chiefs of state, heads of government and other international dignitaries who travel to the United States to meet with the President, Vice President, First Lady or Secretary of State. She also will accompany delegations representing the President at official ceremonies abroad. In addition, the Chief of Protocol oversees events held at the President's guest house, Blair House, built in 1824.

"I was raised to give back to the world, which is why I have dedicated my life to my sister's memory through Susan G. Komen for the Cure and to raising awareness about women's health issues globally," said Ambassador Brinker. "I am incredibly honored to be appointed as the Chief of Protocol and view this public role as the
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