Nancy G. Brinker

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Nancy Brinker Founder, Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation.

"Ms. Brinker is founder of the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation, today recognized as a global leader in the fight against breast cancer through its support of innovative research and community-based outreach programs. Ms. Brinker also founded the Komen Foundation's signature program – the Komen Race for the Cure®, the largest series of 5K run/fitness walks in the world.

"In 2001, President Bush appointed Ms. Brinker to serve as US Ambassador to the Republic of Hungary. Prior to assuming her position as Ambassador, Ms. Brinker served on the boards of Manpower, Inc. and US Oncology. In addition, Ms. Brinker served on the national advisory boards of the Harvard Center for Cancer Prevention, Women's Health Resource Center, Women's Health Initiative, the National Coalition of Cancer Survivorship and the National Cancer Institute.

"Ms. Brinker is the recipient of numerous national awards including the 2005 Mary Woodard Lasker Award for Public Service, and she was inducted into the Cancer Research and Treatment Fund, Inc. Cancer Survivors Hall of Fame." [1]

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  1. Directors, Malaria no More, accessed November 28, 2007.
  2. FasterCures Board, organizational web page, accessed July 11, 2013.