Susan G. Komen to Announce Funding for 10-City African-American Health Equity Initiative

Komen to Reduce African-American Breast Cancer Mortality Gap by 25 Percent in Five Years

WASHINGTON--()--The Susan G. Komen breast cancer organization will hold a panel discussion to announce a 10-city African-American Health Equity Initiative to close the nearly 40 percent disparities gap in breast cancer deaths between African-American and white women. Komen’s goal is to reduce the gap by 25 percent in 5 years.


  Susan G. Komen African-American Health Equity Initiative Announcement and Panel Discussion


Wednesday, September 14, 2016, 1:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m. Eastern Time



Hill Center, Abraham Lincoln Hall
921 Pennsylvania Avenue, SE
Washington, D.C.


  • Judith A. Salerno, M.D., M.S., President & CEO, Susan G. Komen
  • Robert F. Smith, President, Fund II Foundation, Founder, Chairman & CEO, Vista Equity Partners
  • Jeri Lacks Whye, Patient Advocate and granddaughter of Henrietta Lacks
  • Freda Lewis-Hall, M.D., Chief Medical Officer & Executive Vice President, Pfizer
  • Lori L. Wilson, M.D., F.A.C.S., Associate Professor of Surgery, Director of Surgery Residency Program, Howard University College of Medicine & Hospital, Department of Surgery, Surgical Oncology

About Susan G. Komen®

Susan G. Komen is world’s largest breast cancer organization, funding more breast cancer research than any other nonprofit outside of the federal government while providing real-time help to those facing the disease. Since its founding in 1982, Komen has funded more than $920 million in research and provided more than $2 billion in funding to screening, education, treatment and psychosocial support programs serving millions of people in more than 30 countries worldwide. Komen was founded by Nancy G. Brinker, who promised her sister, Susan G. Komen, that she would end the disease that claimed Suzy’s life. Visit or call 1-877 GO KOMEN. Connect with us on social at


Susan G. Komen
Joni Avery, 972-855-4320


Susan G. Komen
Joni Avery, 972-855-4320