Nancy Brinker

CATEGORY: Philanthropists
COMPANY: Susan G. Komen for the Cure
INDUSTRY: Philanthropy

WHAT MAKES HER HAUTE: This Palm Beach resident is the founder and CEO of Susan G. Komen for the Cure, which Brinker started in memory of her sister. The Race for the Cure is now the world’s largest and most successful education and fundraising event for breast cancer, and virtually every major advance in breast cancer research has been touched by hundreds of millions of dollars provided by Komen for the Cure funding. Last year, she was honored by President Obama with the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation’s highest civilian honor, and also named Goodwill Ambassador for Cancer Control for the United Nations’ World Health Organization.

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