It is estimated that 39,511 women and 410 men will die of breast cancer this year alone. There will be 229,160 new cases of breast cancer in men and women this year. Breast cancer is the second leading cause of death for women. My great grandmother who I look up to and is the strongest person I know, is a two time Breast cancer survivor and she believes that the organization Susan G Komen has made a huge impact on breast cancer in women. In this speech I want to pay tribute to and recognize all the wonderful things Susan G Komen has done in the research and cure for breast cancer. I will start off by talking about how the organization was founded. Next I will discuss all the great things Susan G Komen has done in the fight against breast cancer. Finally I will give you some tips on how you can detect breast cancer in yourself.
First I want to give you some background on the organization Susan G Komen. Founded in 1982 Susan G Komen is the largest, most well known and well funded breast cancer organization in the US. Susan G Komen died from breast cancer at the age of 36. Throughout her diagnosis, treatments, and endless days in the hospital, she spent her time thinking of ways to make life better for women and men who were battling breast cancer. That concern for others continued even as Susan became increasingly ill. Moved by Susan’s compassion for others and committed to making a difference, Susan’s sister Nancy G. Brinker promised her sister that she would do everything in her power to end breast cancer forever. Nancy Brinker founded the Susan G Komen foundation in memory and honor of her sister. Nancy thought that her sister’s outcome could have been better if there was more research and women were better educated about breast cancer. Nancy made Susan a promise before she died, that she would end breast cancer.
Since the organization was founded in 1982 Susan G Komen has invested almost 2 billion dollars toward the research and finding a cure for...
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