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Prevention Magazine Welcomes Ambassador and Susan G. Komen for the Cure® Founder/CEO Nancy G. Brinker to Prevention Advisory Board
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NEW YORK - (Business Wire) Diane Salvatore, Editor-in-Chief of Prevention—the #1 healthy lifestyle brand in the world—announced today that Ambassador Nancy G. Brinker, founder and CEO of Susan G. Komen for the Cure®, and author of current New York Times bestseller Promise Me, joins Prevention's esteemed advisory board panel, effective immediately. Prevention's advisory board members contribute monthly to Prevention magazine.
Ambassador Brinker will be guest blogging for Prevention.com at www.prevention.com/hopeandhealing through October, which is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. To celebrate and drive awareness, Prevention will host Ambassador Brinker on its Twitter feed—PreventionMag—and Facebook page—www.facebook.com/preventionmagazine—on Thursday, October 7th from 12:00 – 1: 00 p.m. The “Prevention Promise Me Online Party with Nancy Brinker,” will be an exclusive opportunity for Prevention readers to ask questions, post thoughts and more; Ambassador Brinker will also guest blog on Yahoo! Shine, October 5th and 16th.
Salvatore said, “I am so pleased and proud to have Ambassador Brinker join Prevention's Advisory Board. Her passion and vision, her expertise and leadership, has been nothing short of transformative in the world of women's health, and partnering with her editorially will bring enormous value directly to the lives of our 10 million readers."
Ambassador Nancy G. Brinker is regarded as the leader of the global breast cancer movement. Her journey began with a simple promise to her dying sister, Susan G. Komen that she would do everything possible to end the shame, pain, fear and hopelessness caused by this disease. Shortly after Susan's death from breast cancer at the age of 36, Brinker founded Susan G. Komen for the Cure® in 1982, which is today the world's largest breast cancer organization, providing $1.5 billion to research and outreach since 1982, and with partnerships in 50 countries. In 1983, she founded the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure®, which is now the world's largest and most successful education and fundraising event for breast cancer. In 2009, President Barack Obama honored her with the Presidential Medal of Freedom for this work, the nation's highest civilian honor. The same year, she was named Goodwill Ambassador for Cancer Control for the United Nations' World Health Organization. Brinker was named one of TIME magazine'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 2007-2009. In 2008, President George W. Bush appointed her to The Kennedy Center Board of Trustees.
Prevention is the #1 healthy lifestyle brand in the U.S., with a magazine audience of more than 10.2 million readers as well as the top online health magazine destination (http://www.prevention.com) with 2.6 million unique visitors each month, 22 million page views and 1.3 million in newsletter distribution. Prevention also publishes branded books—most recently 400 Calorie Fix and the best-selling Flat Belly Diet! franchise—special-interest publications, bookazines, DVDs, and 16 international editions. In 2009, nearly 55 million Prevention-branded products were sold. Prevention also publishes one-of-a-kind studies in the fields of beauty (Prevention Defy Your Age Beauty Report), food (Shopping for Health with the Food Marketing Institute) and healthcare (Consumer Reaction to DTC Advertising of Prescription Drugs).