DALLAS MORNING NEWS, “SUSAN G. KOMEN FOUNDER SHIFTS FOCUS TO INCREASING INTERNATIONAL EFFORTS” (JULY 3, 2013)
Dallas Morning News
Susan G. Komen Founder Shifts Focus to Increasing International Efforts
By Tom Benning
DAR ES SALAAM, Tanzania — The three middle-aged women waiting for breast cancer treatment — just a few of the hundreds the Ocean Road Cancer Institute takes in each year — left Nancy Brinker visibly shaken.
Brinker, founder of Susan G. Komen for the Cure, said she couldn’t help but see in the women the face of her sister, Suzy. Her cancer death three decades ago inspired what’s become the nation’s leading breast cancer fundraiser.
That memory remains a driving force for Brinker as she transitions from Komen CEO to chairwoman of global strategy. And 18 months after turmoil over a funding flap with Planned Parenthood, Brinker said that longer perspective has helped her and the charity move forward.