Newsmakers

Nancy Brinker, Founder, and Hala Moddelmog, President/CEO, Susan G. Komen for the Cure: Twenty-Five Years at the Forefront of the Breast Cancer Move...
June 1, 2007

When 33-year-old Susan Goodman Komen was diagnosed with breast cancer in 1977, her first reaction was fear. At the time, the disease stigmatized women and was rarely mentioned in public. Komen wanted to avoid surgery at all costs and remained a passive participant in her treatment until she became a Stage IV cancer patient. She died three years after her initial diagnosis, but her younger sister, Nancy Goodman Brinker, carried on her fight. PND spoke with Brinker and Hala Moddelmog — both cancer survivors — about Komen for the Cure's accomplishments and plans for the future....