Nancy Brinker’s annual salary is $5 million

February 7th, 2012 - 1:19 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt  

New York, Feb 6 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The Daily Beast has reported that breast-cancer awareness foundation founder Nancy Brinker receives an annual salary of $5 million. The report said the CEO of Susan G. Komen For the Cure has also succeeded in raising billions of dollars for breast cancer awareness.

The report has resulted in several criticism for the 66-year-old diplomat.

The report claimed that, “The commanding, 66-year-old businesswoman, diplomat, and Medal of Freedom recipient, … established the world’s largest breast cancer nonprofit, with its signature pink ribbon, in memory of her older sister, Susan in 1982. (Laura Bush, a close friend, was one of her original supporters and volunteers. After their mastectomies, Betty Ford and Nancy Reagan joined the group.)”

The issue has raised the question of the nature of breast cancer awareness. Critics argued that breast cancer awareness is not a charity as it is often portrayed. Instead, they argue that it has grown to become a lucrative business.

One such critic who was not identified stated that, “Let’s be honest about all this: people think of breast cancer as a charity, but it’s really a major business.”

Some breast cancer firms have stated in the past that Nancy’s firm Komen, have presented others from using the term “cure” in their campaign.

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