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Ambassador Nancy Goodman Brinker to Speak at Franklin Pierce

November 5, 2015

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Nancy Goodman Brinker, former Ambassador to Hungary and founder of the Susan G. Komen Foundation, will speak at Franklin Pierce University’s Rindge campus on November 12, 2015, 7 p.m. in Spagnuolo Hall on “Global Care Brings Global Cures: An International Response to the Breast Cancer Epidemic.” This talk is free and open to the public; general parking is available on site and light refreshments will be served.

Brinker, largely regarded as the leader of the global breast cancer movement, founded the Susan G. Komen Foundation in 1982, shortly after her younger sister died of breast cancer. Since that time, Brinker’s efforts have broken the silence around breast cancer and have spawned the largest grassroots network of breast cancer survivors and activists committed to finding a cure and saving lives. The Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure, founded in 1983, is the world’s largest and most successful education and fundraising event for breast cancer. The organization has funded hundreds of millions of dollars in breast cancer research.

In 2009, Brinker was honored with the Presidential Medal of Freedom and was also named Goodwill Ambassador for Cancer Control for the United Nations’ World Health Organization. In 2010, Brinker’s book, Promise Me: How a Sister's Love Launched the Global Movement to End Breast Cancer, became a New York Times bestseller. Brinker served as U.S. Ambassador to the Republic of Hungary from 2001-2003 and served as U.S. Chief of Protocol from 2007-2008. Brinker has received numerous prestigious awards for her service and leadership.



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