• Statement on the Passing of Congressman John Dingell Jr.

     — Paula Schneider, CEO of Susan G. Komen, issued the following statement this evening upon learning of the passing of former Rep. John D. Dingell Jr.:

    “We are deeply saddened to hear of the passing of our dear friend Rep. John D. Dingell Jr.   A fierce advocate for healthcare reform and cancer research, John and his wife, Rep. Debbie Dingell, have been instrumental in fighting for the rights of cancer patients and expanding access to cancer care.  Whether on the floor of the U.S House or on the streets of Michigan, the Dingell’s have been a friend and ally to everyone touched by breast cancer.  He will be missed.  Our hearts are with Debbie and their family.”