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Susan G. Komen for the Cure Adds Eric Brinker to Its Board (Abstract Only)


Title: Susan G. Komen for the Cure Adds Eric Brinker to Its Board

Author: Unknown

Publication: Health & Beauty Close-Up

Publication Date: January 21, 2010

Eric Brinker, a longtime breast cancer volunteer, co-survivor and activist, has been elected to the board of directors of Susan G. Komen for the Cure, a breast cancer organization.

Eric Brinker is the son of Komen for the Cure founder and CEO Ambassador Nancy G. Brinker, and the nephew of Susan G. Komen, for whom the organization is named. He is filling the board seat left vacant by the 2009 death of his father, Norman Brinker, who had served on Komen’s board since it formed in 1982. Although Norman Brinker held a lifetime board appointment, Eric was elected to serve the typical two-year term.

Brinker is often described as Komen’s first volunteer, growing up helping to fulfill the promise that Nancy Brinker made to her sister, Susan G. Komen, to end breast cancer forever. Susan G. Komen died of breast cancer in 1980.

Several years later, at the age of eight, Brinker lived through his mother’s own battle with breast cancer, learning first-hand what it means to be a co-survivor.

“We are so fortunate on the board to have Eric’s business acumen, his long association with our organization, and his first-hand experience with this disease — an experience that fuels his untiring energy and passion for our cause,” said Alexine Clement Jackson, chairperson of Susan G. Komen for the Cure’s board of directors.


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