Nancy G. Brinker, founder of Susan G. Komen for the Cure®, is appearing Tuesday, October 12th at 7 p.m. for a book signing event at Borders Books & Music, 10720 Preston Road, Dallas TX, phone: 214-363-1977. She wrote the book Promise Me. It illustrates how a sister's love launched a global movement to end breast cancer.
Growing up, Nancy and her sister Suzy were inseparable; the elegant, socially poised Suzy was younger sister Nancy's best friend and role model. Then in 1977, at the age of 34, Suzy was stricken with breast cancer. Three years later, having endured an uninformed doctor, surgeries that left her feeling mutilated and stripped of her sexuality, and fighting through several grueling courses of chemotherapy and radiation, Susan G. Komen lay dying. Toward the end, she begged her sister to do something, anything, to make sure that other women with breast cancer would not have to suffer as she had from the ravages of this disease.
Laura Bush writes: “More than twenty-five years ago, Nancy’s love for her cherished sister sparked a promise to fight breast cancer. Today that promise has launched a global movement to end breast cancer, and Nancy is fulfilling her promise to women all around the world. Promise Me is an inspiring tribute to a sister’s love and a must-read for all who know the pink ribbon.”