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The Sad Truth About Susan G. Komen for the Cure

Title: The Sad Truth About Susan G. Komen for the Cure

Author: Unknown

Publication: GYMR blog

Publication Date: April 8, 2011

This is Nancy Brinker, the founder and CEO of Susan G. Komen for the Cure, and former Chief of Protocol of the United States under George W. Bush. Nancy founded Susan G. Komen after the too-early death of her sister Susan. Headquartered in Dallas, Texas, the foundation is, per its mission statement, “dedicated to education and research about causes, treatment, and the search for a cure.”
Narcissism aside, nothing inherently evil here. And — we digress — Susan G. Komen IS an organization that puts millions upon millions of dollars toward fighting breast cancer.
But breast cancer is not as simple as yes or no. Some women get it once, get treated and never get it again. Others die quickly. And others suffer, struggle, survive, live for years in/with fear.
Nancy knows that:
“Because I think that, you know, so many people died from diseases they didn’t know about, but also it has increased and I think people are seriously, like us, like our organization, looking at causes and looking at ways to prevent it.”
Huh??? Nancy continues:
“There’s one thing we know. We can’t afford — and no one in the world can afford — to treat all the late-stage cancer. The world is aging and then there are other factors. There are hereditary factors. Who knows?”

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