As I was surfing around the Internet today, I happened across a couple of important links that I wanted to share with all of you!
First up, I posted on Friday afternoon about the Stand Up to Cancer telethon. In the event that you missed the telethon when it aired live on Friday night, you can now watch the full video of the telethon here, on the Stand Up to Cancer website. At that same link, you can also find video from both the pre-show and the post-show. The telethon itself was only an hour long and included a number of fascinating features on some of the research that has been funded by Stand Up to Cancer over the last two years as well as personal stories, musical acts and more. It was a surprisingly moving show and I highly recommend that everyone take an hour to watch it and learn more about this great organization.
I also wanted to remind everyone that Ambassador Nancy Brinker's book Promise Me will be officially released tomorrow, September 14th in bookstores all around the country (including on Amazon!). For those who don't know, Nancy Brinker is the founder and CEO of Susan G. Komen for the Cure. Ambassador Brinker founded the Komen organization after making a promise to her dying sister to do everything in her power to find a cure for breast cancer. In her book Promise Me, she recounts her personal story and discusses her personal goals for Komen for the Cure, breast cancer research and cancer advocacy in general. It sounds like a fascinating book for anyone to read and I can't wait to get my hands on it.
In advance of the publication of Promise Me, Ambassador Brinker has been doing a series of interviews and media appearances which are slowly making their way to the web. You can watch a particularly nice interview that she did on Good Morning America this morning here. A second interview, this time with CNBC can be found here. Finally, Larry King posted this great article that was written by Ambassador Brinker about her role in what has ultimately been a revolution in breast cancer research and advocacy.
In addition to these media appearances, Ambassador Brinker will also be starting a national book tour tomorrow with an appearance in New York City. You can find the list of events for the book tour on the Susan G. Komen for the Cure Facebook page. I am particularly looking forward to Ambassador Brinker's appearance at Agnes Scott College in Decatur on Thursday, September 23rd. If you will be in the Atlanta area and would like to join me for that event, let me know!
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