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Susan G. Komen for the Cure® Mourns the Loss of Elizabeth Edwards
Her Courageous Battle Helped Spark a National Discussion on Cancer
DALLAS – December 7, 2010 – Susan G. Komen for the Cure® expresses condolences to the family and associates of our long-time friend and ally Elizabeth Edwards, who passed away today following her long battle with breast cancer. Her passing reminds us that while we have come a long way in our fight to discover and deliver the cures to cancer, we still have a long way to go, especially in the case of metastatic disease.
“Elizabeth Edwards was an inspiration to countless women, through her willingness to publicly share her battle with breast cancer, and in her service to end disparities and fight for quality health care for all,” said Ambassador Nancy G. Brinker, founder and CEO of Susan G. Komen for the Cure. “Her strength and perseverance were an inspiration to us all. While she will be missed, her spirit lives on in the fight to find the cures for cancer.
“The thoughts of the entire Susan G. Komen for the Cure family of survivors and advocates are with her family as they mourn her passing.”