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Palm Beach Daily News: Students hear Brinker’s breast cancer story

April 17, 2014

Ambassador Nancy G. Brinker, internationally known for her fight against breast cancer, quietly rallied the troops in her diplomatic way during a speech Tuesday to Dreyfoos School of the Arts students.

Brinker, who founded the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation in memory of her sister who died of the disease, told the 200 students in Meyer Hall that to really become involved in the cause they need “to ramp up attendance” at the Race for the Cure.

The annual event, which is geared to raising awareness, has raised more than $300 million for breast cancer research, she said.

“One mile from here you have women who are dying who have no access (to care),” she said, referring to the area surrounding the school. “My personal goal is a commitment to young scientists to fight this disease.”  Read more here.