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Nancy Brinker

Consultant, Promise Fund of Florida

Bio Current as of September 19, 2020

Nancy G. Brinker is three-time Ambassador and New York Times best-selling author who is regarded as the leader of the global breast cancer movement. Her journey began with a promise to her dying sister, Susan G. Komen, that she would do everything possible to end the shame, pain, fear and hopelessness caused by this disease. In one generation, the organization that bears Susan’s name has changed the world. In 2009, President Barack Obama honored Nancy with the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation’s highest civilian honor, for this work. The same year, she was named Goodwill Ambassador for Cancer Control for the United Nations’ World Health Organization, where she continues her mission to put cancer control at the top of the world health agenda. In 2010, Brinker released her New York Times best-selling memoir “Promise Me”, an inspirational story of her transformation from bereaved sister to the undisputed leader of the ongoing international movement to end breast cancer. From 2001-2003, Nancy served as U.S. Ambassador to the Republic of Hungary and served as U.S. Chief of Protocol from 2007-2009. In 2018, Brinker spearheaded creation of Promise Fund of Florida, a revolutionary, community-focused fundraising initiative aimed at connecting cancer care providers with vulnerable populations in South Florida. In addition to hosting an acclaimed interview series featuring newsmakers, corporate leaders, and high-profile cultural thought leaders on behalf of Newsmax, Nancy also currently serves on numerous corporate and non-profit boards and is an Executive in Residence at the Johns Hopkins Carey Business School.