Ambassador Nancy G. Brinker, Founder of Susan G. Komen and Promise Fund of Florida and Vigdís Finnbogadóttir, President of Iceland (1980-1996) are recipients of 2020 POWER, TOGETHER AWARDS for their outstanding achievement of making the “Pink Ribbon” the globally recognised icon for breast cancer awareness.
Today, the Pink Ribbon inspires unity through hope; hope that together, society can harness its power to increase the success of diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer worldwide, creating a better future for all.
Nancy G. Brinker, and Vigdís Finnbogadóttir have demonstrated the power of collective action, by channeling breast cancer awareness into a simple and globally used symbol. This helps access to health services and advance research for a cure.
The Pink Ribbon is a powerful symbol, known everywhere in the world. Wearing it is a strong statement of support for women with breast cancer, be it moral, emotional or financial.
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The Pink Ribbon
The Pink Ribbon is a powerful, well known symbol in the world that manages to channel breast cancer awareness into a simple symbol. Wearing it has become a strong statement of support for women with breast cancer. It inspires unity through hope that together, society can increase the success of diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer worldwide, creating a better future for all.
Nancy G. Brinker
Since 2009, Brinker has been WHO Goodwill Ambassador for Cancer Control. Through her service as Founder of Susan G. Komen and Promise Fund of Florida, she built the global breast cancer movement combining science, education, and direct support to people facing breast cancer. The Promise Fund for Florida, which Brinker co-funded, recently announced grants totaling $400,000 to six local healthcare organizations.
In 1980, Vigdís Finnbogadóttir was elected President in Iceland, having recently become a survivor of breast cancer. Throughout her distinguished career, breast cancer awareness has been a priority. She is a leader of Breast Cancer Awareness Month in Iceland and has become an international advocate for the movement and its research.
The POWER, TOGETHER AWARDS honour outstanding global initiatives that inspire people to Power, Together to create positive change in society.
The awards recognise women for their distinguished commitments to set aside differences and come together to ensure a better future, because no sustainable change can be reached in isolation.
says Silvana Koch-Mehrin, President & Founder of Women Political Leaders.
The 2020 POWER, TOGETHER AWARDS will be presented through a digital ceremony held on 11 November in the presence of distinguished women leaders.