Susan G. Komen to Announce Funding for 10-City African-American Health Equity Initiative

Komen to Reduce African-American Breast Cancer Mortality Gap by 25
Percent in Five Years

WASHINGTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The Susan G. Komen breast cancer organization will hold a panel
discussion to announce a 10-city African-American Health Equity
Initiative to close the nearly 40 percent disparities gap in breast
cancer deaths between African-American and white women. Komen’s goal is
to reduce the gap by 25 percent in 5 years.


  Susan G. Komen African-American Health Equity Initiative
Announcement and Panel Discussion


Wednesday, September 14, 2016, 1:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m. Eastern Time



Hill Center, Abraham Lincoln Hall
921 Pennsylvania Avenue, SE
Washington, D.C.


  • Judith A. Salerno, M.D., M.S., President & CEO, Susan G.
  • Robert F. Smith, President, Fund II Foundation, Founder,
    Chairman & CEO, Vista Equity Partners
  • Jeri Lacks Whye, Patient Advocate and granddaughter of
    Henrietta Lacks
  • Freda Lewis-Hall, M.D., Chief Medical Officer & Executive
    Vice President, Pfizer
  • Lori L. Wilson, M.D., F.A.C.S., Associate Professor of
    Surgery, Director of Surgery Residency Program, Howard
    University College of Medicine & Hospital, Department of
    Surgery, Surgical Oncology

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Susan G. Komen is world’s largest breast cancer organization, funding
more breast cancer research than any other nonprofit outside of the
federal government while providing real-time help to those facing the
disease. Since its founding in 1982, Komen has funded more than $920
million in research and provided more than $2 billion in funding to
screening, education, treatment and psychosocial support programs
serving millions of people in more than 30 countries worldwide. Komen
was founded by Nancy G. Brinker, who promised her sister, Susan G.
Komen, that she would end the disease that claimed Suzy’s life. Visit
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