her late sister Susan to cure breast cancer. She started the Susan G.
Komen for the Cure foundation in 1981 with $200 after her sister died
in 1980 at the age of 36.
She said that "35 years ago cancer was the big C. People thought it
was contagious, no support groups....The day I saw people cross the
street to avoid my sister, my heart was seared."
Nancy spoke about the power of one: "power that each person has to
make a difference."
Today Susan G. Komen for the Cure is the world's largest breast
cancer organization and a pioneer in cause marketing.