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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Remarks: 35th Annual Ellis Island Medals of Honor Ceremony
On Saturday, May 14th, the Ellis Island Honors Society (EIHS) hosted the 35th Annual Ellis Island Medals of Honor ceremony, where medalists were recognized for their leadership and service within their communities and professions while exemplifying the values of the American way of life. The black-tie gala was held in Ellis Island’s Great Hall, […]
Nancy Brinker Statement on Relaunch of Biden Cancer Moonshot Cancer Initiative
Feb 2, 2022 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Washington, D.C.: Nancy Brinker, founder of The Promise Fund of Florida and Susan G. Komen, released the following statement after attending President Joe Biden’s Cancer Moonshot Initiative announcement at The White house. “Since the signing of the National Cancer Act 50 years ago, it has been understood that in […]
Nancy Brinker Statement on the Passing of American Hero Bob Dole
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE December 5, 2021 Former U.S. Ambassador and founder of Susan G. Komen and The Promise Fund of Florida, Nancy G. Brinker, released the following statement upon news of the passing of former U.S. Senator Bob Dole: “The motto of the U.S. Army reads ‘This We’ll Defend’. It’s an ode not only to […]
My family lost a parent and grandparent, a source of love and inspiration — my father Donald Blinken. A member of the U.S. Army Air Corps, a U.S. Ambassador, president of the Mark Rothko Foundation, chair of the State University of New York dad served his city, state and country.
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 >>