Why this famous cause still matters

race-2008-pictureWith the ubiquity of the pink ribbon, it would be hard to imagine that there are people who aren’t aware of the fight against breast cancer.

The fight against breast cancer took center stage in 1982 with a sister’s promise to end breast cancer forever. When Susan G. Komen was battling for her life against metastatic breast cancer she made her sister Nancy Brinker promise to end this dreaded disease for others. That promise is now Susan G. Komen®., the largest grassroots network of breast cancer survivors and activists. While the organization boasts 117 affiliates (including here in Austin) and is second in research funding only to the Federal Government, the fight against breast cancer is not over.

This year alone, over 17,000 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in the state of Texas. That equates to 334 new cases EACH WEEK.

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