The pink ribbon is a story of 2 sisters.
One, who carried her family through her battle with breast cancer; and the other, who carried her sister's strength and relentless courage to survivors around the world.
Meet Susan G. Komen and Nancy G. Brinker.
Although one lost her fight against cancer, together, Susan and Nancy have saved the lives and the dignity of thousands suffering from the disease. They have created the activist against breast cancer.
With nearly $1.5 billion invested in the Susan G. Komen Foundation, millions of people fighting breast cancer have been touched through The Foundation's research, outreach tools, and educational programming around the world. For many though, the Komen Foundation has reached them through "The Race."
The Komen Race for the Cure has a tangible finish line. You can see it and even touch it. It is often only 5 km away from the start, the struggle, the battle of the disease. It is a model for surviving the haunting depths of breast cancer--alongside thousands of supporters.
In pink. Stride by stride, the survivor and the supporter reach the finish. Sometimes it takes 15 minutes, sometimes it takes an hour and fifteen minutes. But in the end, all that matters is crossing that line. The finish line, the end line to breast cancer.
Everyone has joined the fight-- sometimes in the solitude of a hospital room, and sometimes in the midst of thousands on the streets of Bosnia, or Boston, or Jerusalem. Wearing pink.
That pink ribbon--as large as a building cover or as small as a pin-- empowers and sustains breast cancer fighters around the world. Imagine how one color has impacted the lives of millions of individuals. Imagine how 2 sisters, together, have built a community that knows no barriers. They all have imagined a world without breast cancer. They have made the finish line a reality.
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(The Susan G. Komen Foundation is fighting breast cancer)