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Nancy Goodman Brinker

Nancy Goodman BrinkerBorn: 6-Dec-1946
Birthplace: Peoria, IL

Gender: Female
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Activist, Diplomat
Party Affiliation: Republican

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: US Ambassador to Hungary, 2001-03

Founded the breast cancer charity Susan G. Komen for the Cure in 1982, named after her sister, who died of the disease.

Sister: Susan Goodman Komen (b. 1944, d. 1980 breast cancer)
Husband: Norman Brinker (former chair, Brinker International; one son)
Son: Eric

    University: University of Illinois (1968)
    Administrator: Board member, New York University School of Medicine
    Administrator: Advisory Board, Center for Cancer Prevention, Harvard University

    US Chief of Protocol (2007-09)
    US Ambassador to Hungary (2001-03)
    US Official National Cancer Advisory Board (under Ronald Reagan)
    US Official President's Cancer Panel (under George H.W. Bush)
    Bush Pioneer 2000
    Neiman Marcus Executive Training Program (1968)
    Member of the Board of Manpower
    Member of the Board of Meditrust
    Member of the Board of Netmarket, Inc.
    Member of the Board of US Oncology
    Bush-Cheney '04
    Cantor for Congress
    Caring Institute Board of Trustees
    Elizabeth Dole for President
    Friends of Mark Foley
    George W. Bush for President
    Kay Bailey Hutchison for Senate
    Susan G. Komen for the Cure Founder (1982)
    McCain for Senate '98
    National Republican Senatorial Committee
    Santorum 2006
    Steele for Maryland
    Straight Talk America
    W Stands for Women 2004
    Presidential Medal of Freedom 12-Aug-2009
    Risk Factors: Breast Cancer

Author of books:
The Race Is Run One Step at a Time: Every Woman's Guide to Taking Charge of Breast Cancer and My Personal Struggle (1990, memoir, with Catherine McEvily Harris)
Winning the Race: Taking Charge of Breast Cancer (2001, memoir, with Chriss Anne Winston)


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