The LaSalle Street Bridge in Chicago lit pink on October 16, 2013, to commemorate Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
For me, the most rewarding part of participating in the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure is meeting and talking with breast cancer survivors. At each Race the energy is palpable.
After touring the Ocean Road Cancer Center in Tanzania, Africa, I had the pleasure of meeting with a group of breast cancer survivors. Many had traveled thousands of miles with little or no access to public transportation.
On September 25, 2013, Dana Farber Cancer Institute added Susan G. Komen to its Wall of Benefactors. Here Komen CEO Dr. Judy Salerno and I listen as we prepare to tour the Susan Smith Center for Women's Cancer.
The annual Honoring the Promise Gala is a special night to say thank you to the individuals who make Susan G. Komen's mission possible. Here is a candid shot from backstage, 2013.
The Champ is here! John Cena and the WWE are among Susan G. Komen's strongest partners. Here John joined me on stage at the Komen Leadership Conference 2013.
In Tanzania, Africa, the Ocean Road Cancer Center is the only specialized treatment center servicing the entire country.
In Tanzania, Africa, breast cancer survivors found hope in the Susan G. Komen ribbon. As a breast cancer survivor myself, I know some days hope is all you have.
Meeting with a beautiful young breast cancer survivor in Tanzania, Africa. Many of the women I met were only in their twenties and early thirties.
The weather for the 2013 Susan G. Komen Global Race for the Cure was overcast, but it didn't diminish the enthusiasm of participants.
It was a pleasure to participate in the African First Ladies' Summit: Investing in Women in Tanzania, Africa
During my travel to help expand the Pink-Ribbon Red-Ribbon Intiative into Tanzania, I had the opportunity to speak at the Ocean Road Cancer Clinic along with Dr. Twalib Ngoma, the facility's executive director.
Susan G. Komen was honored to recognize Mrs. Vicki Kennedy (left) and her late husband Senator Ted Kennedy with its 2013 Betty Ford Lifetime Achievement Award, and Dr. Funmi Olopade (center) with its Medical and Science Award.
Backstage at Susan G. Komen's 2013 Honoring the Promise Gala with three dear friends, Susan Ford Bales, Vicki Reggie Kennedy, and David Rubenstein.