AOT #236: Nancy G. Brinker Podcasts Promise Me: How a Sister’s Love Launched the Global Movement to End Breast Cancer

October 11, 2010 by  
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Nancy G. BrinkerPromise Me: How a Sister's Love Launched the Global Movement to End Breast Cancer

Suzy Goodman Komen and Nancy Goodman Brinker were more than sisters. They were best friends, confidantes, and partners in the grand adventure of life. For three decades, nothing could separate them. Not college, not marriage, not miles. Then Suzy got sick. She was diagnosed with breast cancer in 1977; three agonizing years later, at thirty-six, she died. Nancy Brinker went on to found and head Susan G. Komen for the Cure. She has served as Ambassador to Hungary and United States Chief of Protocol and is currently the Goodwill Ambassador for Cancer Control for the United Nations World Health Organization. She is the recipient of many prestigious awards, including the 2009 Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation’s highest civilian honor. Ambassador Brinker, in Denver for the 18th anniversary of the Race for the Cure, discussed her memoir Promise Me: How a Sister’s Love Launched the Global Movement to End Breast Cancer.

($25.99) Broadway ISBN #978-0-307-71812-9. You can visit Nancy G. Brinker’s official web site as well.

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