Susan G. Komen founder in Raleigh, talks with WRAL
The Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure raises millions each year in the fight against breast cancer, and the woman who started it all was in Raleigh on Friday.Posted — Updated
Brinker said she knows most everyone who runs or walks knows someone who has been impacted by breast cancer.
“The word 'cure' may eventually mean prevention, preventing the disease altogether, which we hope happens," she said. "Yes, I see a time when that will happen.”
Before the Komen Foundation, there was research, yet the awareness was different, she said.
“I hope what we’ve been able to do is flower the entire field with the best kind of scientists, the best thoughts,” Brinker said. “Everything that you see, every advance that has been made in the treatment and the science of breast cancer, has been funded somewhere in its history by a Susan G. Komen grant.”
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