The Lesson - Nancy Brinker

A simple promise that changed the world. After a promise to her dying sister, Susan G. Komen, that she would do everything in her power to end breast cancer, Nancy Brinker established Susan G. Komen for the Cure and has pioneered cause marketing, allowing millions to participate in the fight against breast cancer through businesses that share Komen's commitment to end the disease. Susan G. Komen has raised over $3.2 billion to date for cutting edge sciences building community health programs. Brinker is the author of the New York Times bestselling book Promise Me: How a Sister's Love Launched the Global Movement to End Breast Cancer. She served as the World Health Organization (WHO) Goodwill Ambassador for Cancer Control. Brinker was named Time magazine's, "100 Most Influential People" and awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by President Barack Obama. She served as United States Ambassador to Hungary from September 2001 to 2003. She is a major funder of gay marriage initiatives and serves on the Advisory Board of the Harvey Milk Foundation.