Bridge Walk In Budapest With Nancy Brinker Award

  • 1 Oct 2010 1:00 AM
Bridge Walk In Budapest With Nancy Brinker Award
"On Saturday, October 2, U.S. Ambassador to Hungary, Eleni Tsakopoulos Kounalakis will present the first ever Nancy Brinker Award to Dr. Borbála Székely for her outstanding work in breast cancer prevention and treatment. The award will be presented immediately preceding the Bridge Walk. Accepting the award on behalf of Dr. Székely, will be her mentor and distinguished oncology professor Dr. Magdolna Dank, Chief of the Oncology Department of Semmelweis University.

Press are invited to:The Academy of Sciences, Vörösmarty room on Saturday, October 2, 6:15pm

Dr. Székely was chosen from an impressive pool of applicants for her accomplishments in both research and treatment of breast cancer in pregnancy and early childhood. She is a renowned therapist and scholar specializing in medical oncology, working as the Study Coordinator at Semmelweis University's Department of Oncotherapy. She has also worked to raise awareness about the illness. Dr. Székely is currently working on a fellowship program at the MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas until mid-October.

"Hungary has made a striking progress in combating breast cancer over the past decade," said Ambassador Nancy G. Brinker, founder and CEO of Susan G. Komen for the Cure. " We know that curing cancer requires global collaboration and we are delighted to sponsor Dr. Borbála Székely to the 33rd annual San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium, a major international gathering of breast cancer researchers, clinicians and patient advocacy organizations. "

About the Nancy Brinker Award

The award has been established by Ambassador Nancy Brinker, head of the Susan G. Komen Foundation. The award winner, Dr. Székely will receive a plaque in recognition of her outstanding work and will have the cost of her attendance at the 33rd Annual San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium (SABCS) fully covered. Further, this marks the beginning of a long-term mentoring relationship between Dr. Székely and Komen's senior staff, advisors and grantees. The Susan G. Komen for the Cure Foundation is working daily in countries around the world to empower people with life-saving information and to raise funds for the global breast cancer fight.

About the Bridge Walk

This annual event was launched in 2002 by then U.S. Ambassador to Hungary Nancy Goodman Brinker. Since then The Bridge of Health Alliance has been organizing the event. The walk aims to promote early screening for breast cancer, which is one of Hungary's top causes of death for women. This year world famous Grammy-award winning singer, Olivia Newton-John will join the walk."

For more information and registration, please contact Ildikó Bíró at 1-475-4586 or send an e-mail by clicking here

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