Susan G. Komen for the Cure Brings Together Breast Cancer Advocates from
More than 30 Countries
DALLAS, Sept. 10 /CNW/ -- "Ignite the Promise: Global Advocate Summit" is
a first-of-its-kind meeting of breast cancer activists from around the world
in Budapest, Hungary on September 29-30, 2007. The Summit is organized by
Susan G. Komen for the Cure, the world's largest breast cancer organization.
The goal of the Summit is to better understand the global impact of
breast cancer by teaming delegates from diverse professions, cultures and
experiences to share strategies on how to increase breast cancer awareness,
early detection and treatment options in their countries, ultimately reducing
the stigma a breast cancer diagnosis can bring. Delegates will be tasked with
developing advocacy guidelines to effect meaningful changes throughout the
"Each year, more than 1 million women receive a breast cancer diagnosis,"
said Komen founder Nancy G. Brinker. "The need to provide these women --
regardless of race, nationality, or socioeconomic status -- an equal
opportunity to beat a breast cancer diagnosis has never been greater. This
Summit will enable advocates to share proven outreach tactics to save lives
and end breast cancer forever."
Summit delegates were selected for their records of activism and personal
commitment to the fight against breast cancer. Collectively, they have
contributed to breast cancer detection and treatment advances through
community outreach, shaping public policy, offering health education,
providing survivor support and fundraising.
Summit delegates represent the following countries: Albania, Armenia,
Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Canada, Egypt, Georgia, Germany,
Greece, India, Italy, Jordan, Kenya, Malaysia, Mexico, Nigeria, Oman,
Pakistan, Palestinian territories, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Romania, South
Africa, Switzerland, Taiwan, Tanzania, Turkey, United Kingdom, United States,
Uganda, Ukraine, Zimbabwe.
The Global Advocate Summit, sponsored by GE Healthcare, will be held in
conjunction with the Breast Health Global Initiative Consensus Conference, of
which Komen for the Cure is a co-founder, taking place Oct. 1-4, also in
Susan G. Komen for the Cure is the world's largest grassroots network of
breast cancer survivors and activists fighting to save lives, empower people,
ensure quality care for all and energize science to find the cures. For more
information about Komen for the Cure, breast health or breast cancer, visit
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