Ambassador Nancy G. Brinker and Hala Moddelmog

Susan G. Komen for the Cure

Senator Kennedy was not only a giant in the Senate, he was a dear friend of the entire cancer community, having helped launch the nation's war on cancer more than 25 years ago. He was our friend in the beginning, and he continued to stand by us until his final days. His strength and perseverance were an inspiration to us all. While he will be missed, his spirit lives on in the fight to find the cures for cancer.

Senator Kennedy helped unite the cancer community - and the nation - behind the idea that we must put aside our differences and work together toward a common goal: the end of suffering from cancer. The thoughts and prayers of the entire Susan G. Komen for the Cure network of survivors and advocates are with his dear wife Victoria and his family as they mourn his passing.