On the Passing of Evelyn Lauder, founder of The Breast Cancer Research Foundation
The entire Komen community mourns the passing of Evelyn H. Lauder, a tireless fellow torch-bearer and a true pioneer in the fight to end breast cancer. For so many years, Mrs. Lauder’s Breast Cancer Research Foundation has championed important and meaningful research in the battle against the disease. Her valiant and courageous crusade was the cause of her lifetime. Evelyn Lauder leaves an inimitable legacy of hope and progress in this war that all of us will continue to fight so vigorously and with such determination.
About the author
Ambassador Nancy G. Brinker founded Susan G. Komen on a promise she made to her sister, Susan G. Komen, that she would do everything in her power to end breast cancer. She led a relentless breast cancer information and awareness campaign and succeeded in breaching the silence surrounding the disease, fundamentally changing the way it is talked about and treated. She started the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure® and also pioneered cause-related marketing, both of which have had a profound impact on the breast cancer movement. An outspoken champion of all people with breast cancer as well as those who are at risk for developing the disease, Ambassador Brinker takes her cause and her passion all over the world, seeking the fresh input and international partnerships essential to ending breast cancer forever. Among her many leadership roles, Brinker served as U.S. Ambassador to Hungary from 2001-2003 and as U.S. Chief of Protocol from 2007-2009.