DALLAS – October 7, 2011 – Susan G. Komen for the Cure®, the world’s leading breast cancer organization, issued the following statement today from Komen founder and CEO Ambassador Nancy G. Brinker, about the death of Apple co-founder and chairman Steve Jobs.
“Like so many around the world, we at Susan G. Komen for the Cure mourn the passing of Steve Jobs, the towering and visionary founder of Apple, who forever changed the way we communicate and listen all across the world.
“Jobs was one of our country’s most brilliant creative minds. His tragic, premature death from pancreatic cancer reminds us that our work in finding a cure for cancer—in all its myriad incarnations—must continue with ever-increasing vigor, vigilance, steadfastness and commitment. We applaud the work of the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network and all who fight cancer every day. Jobs’ death reminds us that we all must step up this greatest of battles until that great moment when the answers come and the battle is won.
“We send our deepest condolences to Steve Jobs’ wife, Laurene, and his four children, as well as the entire Apple community worldwide. This giant of industry and human progress will be terribly missed.”