Women from across the nation are giving of themselves to bring an end to the disease.
Nancy Brinker, a member of the University of Illinois’ Class of 1968, has defined LiveB1G for more than 30 years. In 1980, Brinker lost her sister, Susan Komen, to breast cancer. Brinker promised her sister that she would work to rid the world of the terrible disease. That promise became action, and the Susan G Komen for the Cure Organization was born in 1982. In more than 30 years of fundraising, raising awareness and funding of research, the organization has made an enormous impact. Komen for the Cure has raised more than $2 billion, investing more than $790 million dollars