Saturday, October 21st, 2017

Top 5 Inspirational Quotes by Nancy Brinker

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October Breast Cancer Awareness Month





“Every person should be treated with the deference and respect you would show your best customer.”

“A great leader shouldn’t expect anything from their staff that she isn’t willing to inspire by example. You need to be willing to do and give and train and inspire.”

“People who come to work here don’t show up for the coffee and donuts. They come to change the world. People will work hard for a mission.”


“Sometimes you have to allow people to fail. People don’t always learn from success, but from failure.”

“I do have a fear of failure. I can not fail. Not when stakes are so high, with so many lives in the balance.”

~Nancy Brinker excerpted from Success Magazine

At the time of this writing her first book, Promise Me: How a Sister’s Love Launched the Global Movement to End Breast Cancer Top 5 Inspirational Quotes by Nancy Brinker is just being published. Below, you can watch the video with Nancy as she describes her relationship with her sister and speaks about how her lifes’ work was born.


Nancy Goodman Brinker (born December 6, 1946, in Peoria, Illinois) is the founder and CEO of Susan G. Komen for the Cure, an organization named after her only sister, Susan, who died from breast cancer in 1980 at age 36. Brinker was also United States Ambassador to Hungary from 2001 to 2003 and Chief of Protocol of the United States from 2007 to the end of the George W. Bush administration. A breast cancer survivor herself, Brinker uses her experience to heighten understanding of the disease. She speaks publicly on the importance of patient’s rights and medical advancements in breast cancer research and treatment. She is currently serving as the World Health Organization’s Goodwill Ambassador for Cancer Control.

Brinker has helped build Komen by fostering a coalition of relationships within the business community, government, and volunteer sectors in the United States. For her work on breast cancer research, Time magazine named Brinker to its 2008 list of the 100 most influential people in the world. Calling her “a catalystsusan g. komen breast cancer cure 220x300 Top 5 Inspirational Quotes by Nancy Brinker to ease suffering in the world,” President Barack Obama honored Brinker with the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation’s highest civilian honor on August 12, 2009.

In 1982, Brinker established Susan G. Komen for the Cure, after a promise to her dying sister, Susan G. Komen, that she would do everything in her power to end breast cancer. Since its inception, the nonprofit has raised over $1.5 billion[9] for research, education and health services,[10] making it the largest breast cancer charity in the world.[11] Komen has more than 75,000 volunteers nationwide, 122 affiliates in the United States (47 of 50 states), and 3 affiliates in other countries.





About me: Boomer54 Mark is the publisher and senior editor of Baby Boomer Talk Online. He likes to be helpful to other boomers sharing useful information he gleans from the web. He attempts to go through life being positive and spreads this to the boomer world via email with inspirational quotes and videos. He is living in America’s finest city, San Diego, with his wife, The Red Headed Trip , and his two Boxer Dogs, Gabe and Luke.

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