I grew up in Peoria, Illinois in a loving family of passionate caregivers and innovative strivers. My father, Marvin Goodman, a businessman with a big heart, embodied the solid values he instilled in me and my big sister, Susan. Our mother, Ellie Goodman, a Girl Scout leader and community activist, lit up rooms with her vibrant smile and lived her faith with daily acts of loving kindness. Mom was a fundraising marvel, part of the army of everyday people who supported scientists in their search for a polio vaccine in the 1950s. Trooping along with her, Suzy and I witnessed the powerful chemistry of caring and action, and it shaped our lives.
For sisters and survivors, for anyone who’s ever been lost and found, for every book club that thrives on lively discussion and every reader in search of a riveting emotional journey. For anyone who’s ever wondered, “Who was the real Susan G. Komen?” This is my story and the story of my sister, Suzy.
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Dr. LaSalle D. Leffall, Jr.: A Surgeon, Educator & Leader with a Powerful Soul
Black History Month Power Profile by Nancy G. Brinker February 2020 Some leaders are shaped by events, others shape events with their leadership. Dr. LaSalle D. Leffall, Jr. was such a strong leader inside the medical community that he did both. There is a lot we know about LaSalle. His remarkable career as a surgeon. […]
Oped: The unsung hero who boosted cancer awareness when it was unmentionable
Fox News Opinion Oped October 24, 2019 October may be Breast Cancer Awareness Month, but just a few decades earlier, the word “cancer” was unmentionable in polite society. Those affected by the disease were largely shunned and avoided. Cancer was highly stigmatized until the last quarter of the 20th century, when courageous women such as […]
Oped: The Pink Hue of Breast Cancer Awareness Month Educates and Inspires
Newsmax October 2, 2019 October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and this year more people across the country are supporting women in the fight against breast cancer than ever before. Breast cancer is the most common cancer in American women, except for skin cancers. Currently, the average risk of a woman developing breast cancer sometime […]
Oped: Can Biden’s canceled cancer initiative be salvaged?
July 18, 2019 The Hill There’s a certain irony to the fact that one day short of the 50th anniversary of the historic launching of Apollo 11’s mission to the moon, it was reported that the Biden Cancer Initiative (BCI) — based on the Obama White House’s Cancer Moonshot Initiative — announced that it had suspended its […]
Wishing everyone a very happy Passover. Typically, this is a time to share in love and happiness with friends. While this year's celebration may be a bit different due to social distancing, I am grateful to live in a country where we can embrace the freedom practice our religion. https://t.co/J4nOLUqij3
This #WorldHealthDay, I’m thinking about those segments of our population that have to fight harder, and sacrifice more when they have less, to get the healthcare they deserve. We must address disparities in our healthcare system that impact minority populations. https://t.co/mmBLlD4xDx
Ambassador Nancy G. Brinker has given speeches around the world – from the United Nations European Headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland to business leaders in Moscow, Russia and at annual meetings of our nation’s largest companies. Her inspiring story of leading the global breast cancer movement from a promise made to her sister resonates with so many looking to transform businesses and organizations. In front of countless audiences big and small, she has shared her fascinating experiences and stories as our nation’s top diplomat in Hungary in the weeks and months immediately following 9/11 and as the United States Chief of Protocol under President Bush where she had the intimate opportunity to walk the halls of the West Wing and White House Residence as she managed protocol and social matters for visiting heads of state and government.click here to inquire about public speaking engagements >>