|Nancy Brinker and me|
Komen's Ceo, Dr. Judy Salerno spoke of her hopes and concerns in moving forward in where Komen can really make a difference. Komen wants to be there for all people and help them through their journey and had put about half a billion dollars into community health, screening and patient navigation.
Salerno's main goal is to support the best research, Komen really want's to eliminate breast cancer so there is not another generation that will need those services. Salerno's goal is to attempt to build relationships with the other 1400 plus breast cancer organizations out there and to work together to help the people with disease, help people get early diagnosis treatments and support the research that will put an end to breast cancer... "I truly believe that we are stronger together than we are alone."
Also, Solerno hopes that together with the other organizations, to understand health disparities with the greater chance of dying from disease among women of color. Komen states that we need to take responsibility for these disparities issues, further saying, it's unacceptable anywhere and we have to address it.
As the federal government research funding becomes tighter, the future for breast cancer researchers is narrowing. This is an area that Salerno feels strongly about and hope that Komen can make a difference in protecting the next generation of researchers as the funding environment become tougher.
|"Experiencing the Komen Mission."|
|Nuvea Vida provides cancer support services|
to Latina families
|Komen Scholars, Dr. Neil Spector,|
Dr. Priscilla Brastianos and Peggy Johnson
|Dr. Brastianos focus her research on metastasis|
to the brain and finding new therapeutic
targets to treat it. "Up to 30 to 40% of
advanced breast cancer metastasize
to the brain especially among Her2 and
|DC Pink Divas and survivor, Dr. Michelle Craig|
Educating and Empowering Women who are
at-risk and of low-income.
Conversation on breast health doesn't
start an average until age 40... "Fear of it."
"Think breast cancer is a death sentence."
|Me speaking to Komen CEO and President, Dr. Judith |
Salerno about Komen funding Triple Negative Breast
Cancer Research and thanking her for their support.
|Us bloggers with Komen CEO and President,|
Dr. Judith Salerno at Bistro Bis at the George
|Komen CEO and President, Dr. Judith Salerno and me|
|Us bloggers with Susan G. Komen Founder,|
Nancy Brinker and her son Eric Brinker
|Susan G. Komen Founder, Nancy Brinker,|
me and Eric Brinker
|"My view from the front of my hotel, the|
Hyatt Regency on Capitol Hill."