World AIDS Day

Today is World AIDS Day and Former President George W. Bush took the opportunity in Tanzania to discuss the work of the Pink Ribbon-Red Ribbon initiative for breast and cervical cancer in developing nations.  Susan G. Komen for the Cure, the State Department, UNAIDS and the George W. Bush Institute announced the Pink Ribbon-Red Ribbon initiative in September, with a goal of using existing platforms for AIDS screening to include cervical and breast cancer education and screening.

For today’s activities in Tanzania, Komen executive vice president and Chief Marketing Officer Katrina McGhee joined a delegation touring the Tanzania Cancer Hospital and attended a satellite event that included President Obama, former President Bill Clinton, Bono and other world health leaders and activists. Mr. Bush said that we cannot let a woman survive AIDS only to die of cancer and recognized Komen for our work as a partner.

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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.

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