Susan G. Komen for the Cure® Statement of Support for Senator Edward Kennedy
DALLAS - May 20, 2008 - The thoughts and support of the millions of advocates of Susan G. Komen for the Cure® are with Senator Edward Kennedy, his wife Victoria and his family as he begins his fight with brain cancer. Senator Kennedy has been a lifelong champion for the cancer community and a tireless advocate for healthcare issues.
Ambassador Nancy G. Brinker, founder of Susan G. Komen for the Cure noted, "Senator Kennedy has stood by us since we ignited the war to end cancer more than 25 years ago, and now we stand by him."
Senator Kennedy has worked diligently to rally bipartisan support for cancer funding initiatives, and recently demonstrated again his strong leadership, working with Senator Kay Bailey Hutchinson, Susan G. Komen for the Cure leadership and the entire cancer community, to begin the drive for new comprehensive cancer legislation.
Senator Kennedy's diagnosis sadly reminds us that 40 percent of Americans will be diagnosed with cancer at some point in their lives. Yet, we are hopeful as Senator Kennedy - the lion of the Senate - is a fighter and shares the same determined spirit of the millions of survivors who are thriving today. We encourage people to support Senator Kennedy by visiting his website: www.TedKennedy.com.
For anyone seeking information about cancer, particularly breast cancer, or support, contact Susan G. Komen for the Cure at www.komen.org or 1-877 GO KOMEN (1-877-465-6636).