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 […]

Oped: Entering the Arena of Public Discourse With Passion and Civility

June 13, 2019 Nancy G. Brinker op-ed – In 1910, Theodore Roosevelt gave what would become what was perhaps the most quoted speech of his career. The former president and devoted naturalist was eager to travel the world following the end of his presidency, so he spent a year hunting in Africa before embarking […]

WTOP News: ‘MobileMammo’ program aims to make breast cancer testing more accessible

WTOP NEWS – Washington, D.C. (June 12, 2019) Link: D.C. has the highest breast cancer mortality rate in the nation, but a new mobile mammography program seeks to change that. Breast Care for Washington, a group that aims to provide screening and care to underserved D.C. populations, rolled out the MobileMammo program at an […]

Community will is critical when government fails to meet health needs

The Hill Opinion Editorial May 11, 2019 Link: by Nancy G. Brinker, Eric T. Rosenthal There seems to be a disparity in how we view and define health disparities in the United States. Despite advances in the understanding and treatment of cancer and other diseases, the availability of appropriate health care still eludes large […]

ICYMI: Shake It Up: Shifting Your Strategy in the Disruption Economy

NonProfitPro – November 20, 2019 By Christy McWilliams Link: Recently, I read a provocative op-ed on The Hill called “Has Philanthropy Kept Up With the Times?,” written by Nancy Brinker, founder of Susan G. Komen, and Eric T. Rosenthal, founder of the National Cancer Institute-Designated Cancer Centers Public Affairs Network. The piece points to the same fundamental idea […]

Amelia Earhart: Fearless Pioneer, Advocate for Equal Rights

Women’s History Month 2019 Amelia Earhart endures in the American consciousness as one of the world’s most celebrated pioneer aviators. To this day, she remains a symbol of the power and perseverance of American women, and the spirit of adventure that so essential to who we are as Americans. Born in Atchison, Kansas in July […]

Remarks: The Honda Classic Women’s Leadership Forum

Ambassador Nancy G Brinker                Tuesday, February 26, 2019   REMARKS AS PREPARED FOR DELIVERY          Thank you all for having me, and thank you to Ken Kennerly for inviting me. I don’t think I’ve ever had an event organizer who was as well-prepared, and who made their guests seem […]

Susan G. Komen South Florida Board Meeting

It was a pleasure to attend the spring board meeting of Susan G. Komen South Florida. Together, we have engaged in an ambitious and aggressive campaign to eradicate deaths from breast cancer that stem from disparities in access to high quality care in our community. Florida is the third largest state in America – and […]