Nancy Brinker Award Given to Breast Cancer Researcher

  • 13 Oct 2010 12:01 PM
Nancy Brinker Award Given to Breast Cancer Researcher
"On Saturday, October 2, at the reception preceding the annual Bridge Walk, U.S. Ambassador to Hungary, Eleni Tsakopoulos Kounalakis presented the first ever Nancy Brinker Award to Dr. Borbála Székely for her outstanding work in breast cancer prevention and treatment.

The award winner, Dr. Székely received 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) covered. As Dr. Székely is completing a fellowship program in the U.S., Dr. Magdolna Dank, her mentor and distinguished oncology professor accepted the award on her behalf.

The award has been established by Ambassador Nancy G. Brinker, head of the Susan G. Komen Foundation. In 2002, then U.S. Ambassador to Hungary Nancy Goodman Brinker initiated the Bridge Walk in Budapest to promote early screening for breast cancer, which is one of Hungary's top causes of death for women, and since then The Bridge of Health Alliance has been organizing the event.

After the reception, Ambassador Kounalakis and dozens of Embassy staff walked across the Chain Bridge, in the company of world famous Grammy-award winning singer and actress Olivia Newton-John."

Source: U.S. Embassy Budapest

Photo: Dr. Magdolna Dank holding the award (photo courtesy of Marianna Jó)

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