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Nancy Brinker – Fighting Against Breast Cancer

Nancy Brinker is a philanthropist and businesswoman who established the Susan G. Komen organization in 1982 to pay tribute to her sister, who lost her life to breast cancer. Brinker’s tireless efforts to promote breast cancer awareness have been remarkable as the organization has become one of the largest breast cancer organizations in the United States.

The Susan G. Komen organization provides various screening and diagnostic tools, breakthrough breast cancer research, and important initiatives to underserved communities and populations. Thanks to Brinker’s efforts, breast cancer awareness has increased across the globe, and the number of women receiving potentially life-saving screening and advice has increased exponentially. Her dedication to finding a cure and preventing breast cancer inspires anyone looking to create positive change in the world.

A Closer Look at Nancy Brinker and Her Early Career and Accomplishments  

Nancy Brinker had an impressive career before founding the Susan G Komen organization. She was appointed by President Ronald Reagan as Ambassador to Hungary in 1981 and again in 1989 by President George H. W. Bush as Chief of Protocol of the United States, making her the highest ranking woman appointed within his administration at that time. Additionally, Brinker served on numerous corporate boards such as Sprint Corporation, The Walt Disney Company, American Airlines, Delta Air Lines Inc., Kimberly-Clark Corporation, Boeing Company, and many more.

In addition to her impressive professional career accomplishments, Nancy is also known for creating the Susan G Komen Breast Cancer Foundation, now called the Susan G Komen Organization (KOMEN). The mission of this nonprofit organization is to save lives by investing in breakthrough research to prevent and cure breast cancer; empowering people with community support programs; providing education about breast health; and advocating for policies that enable access to care for all women around the world

In 2013, Nancy was recognized by President Barack Obama with a Presidential Medal of Freedom for her work with this foundation—the highest civilian honor given out by an American president.

Nancy’s Impact  

The impact that Nancy has had on those living with breast cancer is immeasurable. She not only started an organization that provides hope for those fighting this deadly disease but also provided much-needed support services through KOMEN’s network of local affiliates across the country.

Through these programs, individuals can access treatment options like screening mammograms or counseling services while being financially supported during their fight against breast cancer. It is no surprise that since its founding in 1982 up until today, over $945 million dollars have been invested into research projects related to breast cancer detection methods and treatments worldwide thanks to donations from generous supporters from all over the globe!

One Of The Most Accomplished Women In History

Nancy Brinker is one of the most accomplished women in history — personally and professionally. It is clear why she was presented with a Presidential Medal of Freedom back in 2013 for all she has done for women everywhere who are affected by breast cancer, either directly or indirectly.

Her commitment to improving access to quality healthcare services through various initiatives such as affordable screenings, mammograms or providing financial aid during treatment has enabled countless individuals worldwide to access care. This has allowed many women to continue fighting their battles against breast cancer without having to worry about additional financial stressors placed upon them during difficult times like these! We owe her gratitude for dedicating almost four decades of her life towards helping others live better lives!

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