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Good news is that more than two and a half million.
Breast cancer survivors are living in the US today there's little doubt in many of their minds that they owe a debt of gratitude in some part to Susan G common for the cure.
The research and advocacy foundation holds its global race for the -- this weekend.
In Washington DC and vice president Joe Biden and his wife doctor Joe Biden will serve as honorary co chairs of what has become.
Really the hallmark -- in fund -- and research for cancer in this country let us now is Nancy Brinker.
Founder of the Susan G common for the cure.
Found organization announces the Goodwill ambassador for the World Health Organization she's also former White House chief of protocol she's a very.
Busy woman Nancy welcome great to have you here today you -- -- I pray that -- is -- for you all and that we wanted to bring it even more attention because it's such a worthy cause tell people who may not know what got you involved.
In raising my he -- Thank you my sister was season Coleman who died in 1980 PH -- 36 and right before she died.
She looked to be one -- and asked me to promise her that I would stand.
The rest of my life if necessary.
To eradicate this disease and that was her wish I promised her I would do it.
And they really have taken the rest of my life and it's been an amazing.
I too had breast cancer few years after she died and so race for the cure was really born as an.
As a way.
To convene people.
To take the fear out of this disease to.
To help people understand that you could survive breast cancer you have thirty years ago on this country's most people equated -- -- So today thanks hopefully to a lot of our efforts.
We are hearing a lot of early disease and we are making great headway in -- search.
And my mother and my sister are both the breast cancer survivors so I can attest to exactly what you're talking about and then the wonderful treatments that are out there in the time that you've been working on this Nancy what do you think you're the greatest breakthroughs and where are the areas right now where you see the greatest progress and hope.
Well I think the greatest -- -- it's been in awareness and in and applying what we know.
We spent a lot of money on research and -- you know someone -- never enough but you have to apply what you learn in -- lab during that's -- we do a lot of what we do it Susan G Coleman a lot of what we find.
Since we began this smart that the five year survival rate for early breast cancer.
A thirty years ago was seven -- 4% today it's 98%.
If all is equal.
That means access this is fair and so we worked very hard on all of those issues education access to care.
And then of course applying what we know what we learn in the laboratory and applying -- But Nancy I want to put up but a full screen -- we have information for those people who want to get involved want to help you got a big race.
Happening and right as we set vice president Biden and his wife for going to be honorary chair people -- split up that information for everybody at home.
So that -- it's at the of the screen global race for the -- not how I thought that might pink ring this menu item that may have gotten here and a bracelet did you folks sit down that taking it game of this well Nancy thanks so much for being here -- thank you deal and I hardware we begin -- you Don good to see -- today thanks so much Marc I appreciate your help guide to.
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