Susan G. Komen was diagnosed with breast cancer in the late 1970’s. Nancy would make sure she was with Susan during her treatments. She would help Susan’s husband with the children as much as she could. Nancy made numerous trips between her home in Dallas and Susan’s home in Peoria, Illinois; while going through a divorce and raising a young son. Susan died from the breast cancer in August of 1981.
Nancy has been part of the charity world since she was a small child. Nancy and Susan would go with their mother, Eleanor Goodman, every weekend to do what ever they could to lighten a neighbors load. Sometimes it would be delivering baskets of food to the needy. She would help with the laundry, or weed vegetable gardens and flower beds; what ever needed done at that time. When Nancy was six and Susan was nine they organized a variety show with all there friends to raise funds to help fight the battle against polio.
In 1982, Nancy established Susan G. Komen for the Cure. On Susan’s death bed Nancy promised that she would do every thing in her power to end breast cancer. This nonprofit organization has raised over 15 billion dollars for research, education, and health services. Susan G. Komen for the Cure is now the largest breast cancer charity in the world. Without Nancy’s charitable heart this organization would not be around to help those is need of its services.
Nancy, herself, is a breast cancer survivor. She uses her personal experiences to heighten other people’s understanding of the disease. She fights for patients rights and medical advancements in breast cancer research and treatments. She has undergone a...