Ambassador Brinker, founder of Susan G. Komen for the Cure®, the global leader in the breast cancer movement, thanked the BCC Rally volunteers for their passion and fundraising ability, which she said is especially critical in the face of a difficult economy and shrinking government resources. She also called for a reawakening of the importance of science to defeat the disease, which strikes one in eight women over the course of their lifetime.
“Today we’re seeing a host of historic breakthroughs in science that are enabling people to live normal, healthy lives and that will someday prevent breast cancer,” Brinker said. “While we’ve made tremendous progress, we face an unforgiving future unless we renew our commitment to this fight. There’s optimism, hope and courage on the one hand, and the gruesome reality on the other hand.”
Photo left to right: Mike and Donna Ealy (Skatell's Manufacturing Jewelers), Dr. Edward Kim (Levine Cancer Institute), Ambassador Nancy Brinker (Founder, Susan G. Komen for the Cure), Blythe Kinsey (BCC Rally Co-chair), Marsha Gale (BCC Rally Co-chair), Sue Dockstader (BCC Rally Board President)
Watch Ambassador Brinker's keynote.