Pink Ribbon Red Ribbon
During travels in Africa, Komen Founder and CEO Ambassador Nancy G. Brinker visited clinics run by the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief, PEPFAR, and asked herself “Why not add cancer screening to these existing programs for AIDS and HIV?” The question becomes reality today when Susan G. Komen for the Cure, the George W. Bush Institute, UNAIDS, the U.S. State Department and corporate partners announce Pink Ribbon Red Ribbon, which adds breast and cervical screening and treatment to existing programs in sub-Saharan Africa and Latin America. Former First Lady Laura Bush and Ambassador Brinker appeared with Robin Roberts on Good Morning America today to discuss the need and the hopes for this unprecedented partnership, aimed at reducing deaths from cervical cancer by 25%, greatly expanding breast cancer screening and support services, and introducing screening and treatment models that can be used worldwide. See the Good Morning America interview below and read the press release here.
About the author
Nancy G. Brinker promised her dying sister, Susan G. Komen, she would do everything in her power to end breast cancer forever. In 1982, that promise became Susan G. Komen and launched the global breast cancer movement. Today, Komen is the world’s largest grassroots network of breast cancer survivors and activists fighting to save lives, empower people, ensure quality care for all and energize science to find the cures. Thanks to events like the Komen Race for the Cure®, we have invested more than $1.9 billion to fulfill our promise, becoming the largest source of nonprofit funds dedicated to the fight against breast cancer in the world.