Visit is part of the public-private partnership to develop the China Breast Cancer Alliance
WASHINGTON, D.C. – June 4, 2012 – Susan G. Komen for the Cure®, using a grant provided by the Goldman Sachs Group, has brought a delegation of 11 women drawn from the All-China Women’s Federation (ACWF) and Chinese public health officials to the U.S. for a weeklong breast cancer training and education program.
The visit is part of a public-private partnership between Komen, ACWF and Goldman Sachs to develop the China Breast Cancer Alliance, an initiative that was catalyzed by the U.S.-China Women’s Leadership Exchange and Dialogue (Women-LEAD) initiative and announced at the 2nd Women-LEAD dialogue in Beijing in November 2011.
The delegation will build upon the training they receive while in Washington, D.C. by Komen professionals to address the critical need to build capacity in China to reduce breast cancer incidence and mortality.
“This partnership is part of our commitment to ensuring that where a woman lives should not determine whether she lives,” said Nancy G. Brinker, founder and CEO of Susan G. Komen for the Cure. “By sharing best practices from over three decades of leading the breast cancer movement, we hope to empower the ACWF to teach women in their own country how to implement successful breast cancer awareness and education programs.”
While in the United States, the ACWF members will:
• Visit Komen National Capital Area (NCA) grantees to learn best practices on community awareness and education programs and tour top-rated community hospitals and comprehensive cancer centers, including Holy Cross Hospital and Georgetown University’s Lombardi Cancer Institute;
• Meet with Dr. Ted Trimble, director of the National Center Institute’s Center for Global Health; and
• Participate in trainings on community awareness and capacity building, modeled after Komen’s 30 years of successful community awareness, outreach and education programs.
The delegation also participated in the Susan G. Komen Global Race for the Cure on June 2 in Washington.