DALLAS, Texas — Susan G. Komen for the Cure, the world’s largest and most progressive grassroots network of breast cancer survivors and activists working together to end breast cancer forever, is accepting nominations for its new national advisory council focusing on specific breast health and breast cancer concerns of LGBT persons across the United States.
The focus of the Komen LGBT advisory council is to assist the organization in reducing disparities in breast cancer morbidity and mortality among persons in the LGBT population group. The new exclusively LGBT council will be comprised of 11 volunteer members, including the chairperson. Members will be selected on the basis of the nominations they submit, and membership in the council is designed to reflect a broad geographic and demographic cross-section of the nation.
Nominations are due Feb. 26 at Komen for the Cure headquarters. Expertise in breast health and breast cancer outreach and education is crucial to the work of the group. Members of Komen for the Cure’s five current advisory groups come from the fields of health care, business, education, communications, law, research, volunteerism and community activism. Breast cancer survivors are especially encouraged to apply.
Downloadable nomination materials are available at cms.komen.org/komen/AboutUs/OurPeople/AdvisoryCouncils/index.htm.
Nancy G. Brinker promised her dying sister, Susan G. Komen, she would do everything in her power to end breast cancer forever. In 1982, that promise became Susan G. Komen for the Cure and launched the global breast cancer movement. Today, Komen for the Cure is the world’s largest grassroots network of breast cancer survivors and activists fighting to save lives, empower people, ensure quality care for all and energize science to find the cures. Thanks to events like the Komen Race for the Cure, the organization has invested nearly $1 billion to fulfill their promise, becoming the largest source of nonprofit funds dedicated to the fight against breast cancer in the world. For more information about Susan G. Komen for the Cure, breast health or breast cancer, visit www.komen.org or call 1-800 I’M AWARE.