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Founder of Susan G. Komen for the Cure

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 Nancy Brinker Biography

Nancy G. Brinker ignited the global breast cancer movement 27 years ago by promising her sister, Susan G. Komen, who died at age 36 of the disease, that she would put an end to the shame, pain, fear and hopelessness caused by breast cancer.

In 1982, Ambassador Brinker with a handful of dedicated friends founded Susan G. Komen for the Cure in her sisters memory. At that time, there was an enormous stigma around breast cancer. Newspaper editors told her they would not print the words breast cancer, no one talked openly about the disease, and there were few, if any, support groups. Few treatment options existed for breast cancer patients and hardly any researchers focused on the disease. Within a few years, Ambassador Brinker, who led a relentless, one-woman breast cancer information and awareness campaign, succeeded in breaching the silence surrounding the disease, fundamentally changing the way it is talked about and treated. Susan G. Komen for the Cure is now the worlds 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.

A year after creating the organization, Ambassador Brinker started the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure, the most successful fundraising and education event for charity ever created. Additionally, she pioneered cause-related marketing, which has enabled millions more people from top executives to everyday consumers to join the fight against breast cancer. Her unwavering advocacy was instrumental in the development of many new treatment options and a higher quality of life for patients diagnosed with breast cancer as well as long-term survivors. To date, Komen for the Cure has played a role in every major advance in breast cancer and is now the worlds largest source of nonprofit funds dedicated to the fight against breast cancer.

Ambassador Brinker's determination to create a world without breast cancer is matched by her passion for enlisting every segment of society to participate in the elimination of this disease. She continues her mission to ensure that everyone, from sitting United States presidents and members of Congress, to top global medical experts and social leaders, understands and addresses the heavy toll breast cancer takes on our society, our families, our economy and our future. An outspoken champion of all people with breast cancer as well as those who are at risk for developing the disease, Ambassador Brinker takes her cause and her passion all over the world, seeking the fresh input and international partnerships essential to ending breast cancer forever.

Globally known as a change agent, Ambassador Brinker was included in TIME's 100 Most Influential People in 2008. She served as U.S. Ambassador to the Republic of Hungary from 2001-2003 and most recently served as U.S. Chief of Protocol from 2007-2008 where she was responsible for coordinating ceremonial events for visiting heads of state as well as overseeing all protocol matters for Presidential or Vice Presidential travel abroad. In 2008, President George W. Bush appointed her to The Kennedy Center Board of Trustees.

Ambassador Brinker has received numerous accolades for her work, including the prestigious Mary Woodard Lasker Award for Public Service, the Trumpet Foundation's Presidents Award, the Independent Women's Forum Barbara K. Olson Woman of Valor Award, the Champions of Excellence Award presented by the Centers for Disease Control, the Forbes Trailblazer Award, Ladies Home Journal's 100 Most Important Women of the 20th Century and Biography Magazine's 25 Most Powerful Women in America.

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Books
Promise Me: How a Sister's Love Launched the Global Movement to End Breast Cancer

Promise Me: How a Sister's Love Launched the Global Movement to End Breast Cancer

Winning the Race : Taking Charge of Breast Cancer

Winning the Race : Taking Charge of Breast Cancer

The Race is Run One Step at a Time: Every Woman's Guide to Taking Charge of Breast Cancer and My Personal Story

The Race is Run One Step at a Time: Every Woman's Guide to Taking Charge of Breast Cancer and My Personal Story

Speaking Topics
  • A Philanthropic Approach to Corporate Social Responsibility

    As the founder of one of the most recognizable philanthropic organizations in the country, Nancy Brinker has partnered with countless corporations and associations to increase awareness and funding for cancer research. Calling on her experience connecting people and companies to important social issues, she understands the integral role corporations can play in the world of social responsibility, and she inspires individuals, audiences, and entire organizations to work harder, to give something back, and to reinvent their reputations by incorporating philanthropy into their day-to-day operations.

  • Still Racing for the Cure

    After more than a quarter century, Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure has evolved into 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. Brinker shares the successes and continued challenges in the fight against cancer since she began the global breast cancer movement in 1982. Brinker describes how the organization has pioneered cause-related marketing, created Komen Affiliates serving the breast health needs of millions in their communities, and developed educational tools to reach people in more than 200 countries. As the world's largest source of private funds for breast cancer research and community outreach programs, Brinker's organization has seen more than $1.2 billion invested to date. She shares with audiences the latest news on the breast cancer front, the most promising developments at Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure, and the inspiring stories that touched lives all over the world.

  • Change Your Culture

    Evolve or Perish. Since she founded Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure, Brinker has been the leading force behind the revolution of cultural awareness that has made Americans able to talk publicly and passionately about breast cancer. In her world travels, she has spread that message to other countries struggling to combat cancer. From a background in business and marketing, she delivers a powerful message calling on her own personal history of creating one of the most recognizable and momentous marketing campaigns in the American culture: Race for the Cure. Her life's work has both opened people's eyes and saved people's lives, and she shows how organizations can apply the same concepts to their mission.

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Nancy Brinker

Founder of Susan G. Komen for the Cure

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Nancy Brinker Biography

Nancy G. Brinker ignited the global breast cancer movement 27 years ago by promising her sister, Susan G. Komen, who died at age 36 of the disease, that she would put an end to the shame, pain, fear and hopelessness caused by breast cancer.

In 1982, Ambassador Brinker with a handful of dedicated friends founded Susan G. Komen for the Cure in her sisters memory. At that time, there was an enormous stigma around breast cancer. Newspaper editors told her they would not print the words breast cancer, no one talked openly about the disease, and there were few, if any, support groups. Few treatment options existed for breast cancer patients and hardly any researchers focused on the disease. Within a few years, Ambassador Brinker, who led a relentless, one-woman breast cancer information and awareness campaign, succeeded in breaching the silence surrounding the disease, fundamentally changing the way it is talked about and treated. Susan G. Komen for the Cure is now the worlds 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.

A year after creating the organization, Ambassador Brinker started the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure, the most successful fundraising and education event for charity ever created. Additionally, she pioneered cause-related marketing, which has enabled millions more people from top executives to everyday consumers to join the fight against breast cancer. Her unwavering advocacy was instrumental in the development of many new treatment options and a higher quality of life for patients diagnosed with breast cancer as well as long-term survivors. To date, Komen for the Cure has played a role in every major advance in breast cancer and is now the worlds largest source of nonprofit funds dedicated to the fight against breast cancer.

Ambassador Brinker's determination to create a world without breast cancer is matched by her passion for enlisting every segment of society to participate in the elimination of this disease. She continues her mission to ensure that everyone, from sitting United States presidents and members of Congress, to top global medical experts and social leaders, understands and addresses the heavy toll breast cancer takes on our society, our families, our economy and our future. An outspoken champion of all people with breast cancer as well as those who are at risk for developing the disease, Ambassador Brinker takes her cause and her passion all over the world, seeking the fresh input and international partnerships essential to ending breast cancer forever.

Globally known as a change agent, Ambassador Brinker was included in TIME's 100 Most Influential People in 2008. She served as U.S. Ambassador to the Republic of Hungary from 2001-2003 and most recently served as U.S. Chief of Protocol from 2007-2008 where she was responsible for coordinating ceremonial events for visiting heads of state as well as overseeing all protocol matters for Presidential or Vice Presidential travel abroad. In 2008, President George W. Bush appointed her to The Kennedy Center Board of Trustees.

Ambassador Brinker has received numerous accolades for her work, including the prestigious Mary Woodard Lasker Award for Public Service, the Trumpet Foundation's Presidents Award, the Independent Women's Forum Barbara K. Olson Woman of Valor Award, the Champions of Excellence Award presented by the Centers for Disease Control, the Forbes Trailblazer Award, Ladies Home Journal's 100 Most Important Women of the 20th Century and Biography Magazine's 25 Most Powerful Women in America.

Nancy Brinker Videos

  • Nancy Brinker Opening Remarks - Susan G. Komen International
  • Nancy Brinker African First Ladies Summit Address
  • Nancy Brinker Thank You

Nancy Brinker Books

Speaker Lists Featuring Nancy Brinker

Nancy Brinker Speaking Topics

  • A Philanthropic Approach to Corporate Social Responsibility

    As the founder of one of the most recognizable philanthropic organizations in the country, Nancy Brinker has partnered with countless corporations and associations to increase awareness and funding for cancer research. Calling on her experience connecting people and companies to important social issues, she understands the integral role corporations can play in the world of social responsibility, and she inspires individuals, audiences, and entire organizations to work harder, to give something back, and to reinvent their reputations by incorporating philanthropy into their day-to-day operations.

  • Still Racing for the Cure

    After more than a quarter century, Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure has evolved into 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. Brinker shares the successes and continued challenges in the fight against cancer since she began the global breast cancer movement in 1982. Brinker describes how the organization has pioneered cause-related marketing, created Komen Affiliates serving the breast health needs of millions in their communities, and developed educational tools to reach people in more than 200 countries. As the world's largest source of private funds for breast cancer research and community outreach programs, Brinker's organization has seen more than $1.2 billion invested to date. She shares with audiences the latest news on the breast cancer front, the most promising developments at Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure, and the inspiring stories that touched lives all over the world.

  • Change Your Culture

    Evolve or Perish. Since she founded Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure, Brinker has been the leading force behind the revolution of cultural awareness that has made Americans able to talk publicly and passionately about breast cancer. In her world travels, she has spread that message to other countries struggling to combat cancer. From a background in business and marketing, she delivers a powerful message calling on her own personal history of creating one of the most recognizable and momentous marketing campaigns in the American culture: Race for the Cure. Her life's work has both opened people's eyes and saved people's lives, and she shows how organizations can apply the same concepts to their mission.

FAQs on booking Nancy Brinker

  • How to book Nancy Brinker?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Nancy Brinker for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for Nancy Brinker, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Nancy Brinker or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Nancy Brinker?

    Booking fees for Nancy Brinker, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Nancy Brinker, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Nancy Brinker?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Nancy Brinker for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Nancy Brinker for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Nancy Brinker or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Nancy Brinker or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Nancy Brinker is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Nancy Brinker for your event is $50,000 - $100,000. Nancy Brinker generally travels from Washington, DC, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Joan Lunden, Sherry Lansing, Giuliana Rancic, Lisa Oz and Marilu Henner. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Nancy Brinker for an upcoming event.

Nancy Brinker Speaker Videos

  • Nancy Brinker Opening Remarks - Susan G. Komen International
    Nancy Brinker African First Ladies Summit Address
  • Nancy Brinker Thank You

Nancy Brinker Speaking Topics

  • A Philanthropic Approach to Corporate Social Responsibility

    As the founder of one of the most recognizable philanthropic organizations in the country, Nancy Brinker has partnered with countless corporations and associations to increase awareness and funding for cancer research. Calling on her experience connecting people and companies to important social issues, she understands the integral role corporations can play in the world of social responsibility, and she inspires individuals, audiences, and entire organizations to work harder, to give something back, and to reinvent their reputations by incorporating philanthropy into their day-to-day operations.

  • Still Racing for the Cure

    After more than a quarter century, Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure has evolved into 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. Brinker shares the successes and continued challenges in the fight against cancer since she began the global breast cancer movement in 1982. Brinker describes how the organization has pioneered cause-related marketing, created Komen Affiliates serving the breast health needs of millions in their communities, and developed educational tools to reach people in more than 200 countries. As the world's largest source of private funds for breast cancer research and community outreach programs, Brinker's organization has seen more than $1.2 billion invested to date. She shares with audiences the latest news on the breast cancer front, the most promising developments at Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure, and the inspiring stories that touched lives all over the world.

  • Change Your Culture

    Evolve or Perish. Since she founded Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure, Brinker has been the leading force behind the revolution of cultural awareness that has made Americans able to talk publicly and passionately about breast cancer. In her world travels, she has spread that message to other countries struggling to combat cancer. From a background in business and marketing, she delivers a powerful message calling on her own personal history of creating one of the most recognizable and momentous marketing campaigns in the American culture: Race for the Cure. Her life's work has both opened people's eyes and saved people's lives, and she shows how organizations can apply the same concepts to their mission.

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All American Entertainment (AAE) exclusively represents the interests of talent buyers, and does not claim to be the agency or management for any speaker or artist on this site. AAE is a talent booking agency for paid events only. We do not handle requests for donation of time or media requests for interviews, and cannot provide celebrity contact information.

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