Nancy Brinker

Breast Cancer Awareness
By Annie C. and Aleena P.

Who is Nancy Brinker?

Nancy Brinker is the founder of Susan G Komen for the Cure. It is a foundation created to raise money for breast cancer awareness. She created the program after her only sister, Susan Komen, died of breast cancer at the young age of 36.

Why is she a hero?

Nancy stayed strong after her sister's death and made sure that Susan's story is known around the country. She was the United States Ambassador of Hungary from 2001-2003. Time Magazine made Nancy known as one of the top 100 most influential people of 2008. She received the Presidential Medal of Freedom from Barack Obama. Would you consider Nancy Brinker a hero?

Nancy Brinker has made the Susan G Komen race for the cure the number one foundation for breast cancer awareness. Last year in 2012 over 232,000 people were survivors of breast cancer. Nancy Brinker has helped over 1 million people and counting with breast cancer.

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