Nancy Brinker is the Founding Chair of the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation and is recognized as one of the world's leading patient advocates. She is a frequent speaker volunteer for medical and corporate audiences in the U.S. and abroad, lecturing about the fight against breast cancer and the Komen foundation's innovative research, detection and treatment programs.
Winning Race for the Cureby Nancy G. Brinker
The moving story of Nancy Brinker and her journey to create a world without breast cancer. It chronicles the sad and painful loss of Suzy, her sister, and the evolution of the Komen Foundation from a handful of volunteers in Nancy Brinker's living room to a multi-million dollar international foundation. But this book is so much more. It is a "comforting friend" for every woman who has been diagnosed with breast cancer or who fears she might be- it is a survival guide filled with the latest breast cancer prevention, detection and treatment information in an east-to-read style, packed with Nancy's own "take charge of your life" insights culled from more than two decades of patient advocacy.
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I am the daughter of a breast cancer survivor and the niece of two breast cancer survivors. I have three dear friends who are also breast cancer survivors. For over ten years I have walked in the Peoria Race for the Cure. So, when I was diagnosed with breast cancer in the fall of 2009, a literature search led me to Winning Race for the Cure. I did not read it until after I had my biopsies and prior to beginning radiation treatment. I am so glad that I had not read it earlier. I would have been scared out of my wits, especially if I had not had any prior association with breast cancer. I see this as being two books -- one for the diagnostic stage with the information about questions to ask, where to seek information, etc.; the second for the treatment stage for inspiration. Breast cancer is treatable if diagnosed and treated early. I am concerned that the Goodman sisters' journey might dissuade some women from seeking treatment if they thought they might encounter the same or similar problems related in the book.