All-China Women’s Fed, Goldman Sachs & Komen Team Up Against Breast Cancer
Health & Medicine
November 22, 2011
Goldman Sachs, the All-China Women’s Federation, and Susan G. Komen for the Cure will collaborate on a pilot program in China to increase breast cancer awareness through education and training.
AsianScientist (Nov. 22, 2011) – The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc., the All-China Women’s Federation (ACWF), and Susan G. Komen for the Cure have announced a pilot collaborative program in China to increase breast cancer awareness through education and training.
Goldman Sachs Gives, a donor-advised charitable fund, is committing funds to the three-year program. Through this collaboration, Goldman Sachs and the ACWF will leverage on Komen’s expertise to promote breast cancer awareness, breast health education and training, and explore ways to build effective localized programs that can be replicated throughout China.
J. Michael Evans, Vice Chairman of Goldman Sachs, Chairman of Goldman Sachs Asia Pacific and Global Head of Growth Markets, announced the initiative at a dinner on the occasion of the US-China Women’s Leadership Exchange and Dialogue (Women-LEAD).
“Increased awareness and education will lead to early detection of breast cancer, resulting in better chances of recovery and survival,” said Ms. Meng Xiaosi, Vice President of the ACWF.
Previously in 2009, the ACWF launched a three-year pilot program with the Ministry of Health for breast and cervical cancer screening.
During the dinner, Ambassador Verveer, the Ambassador-at-Large for Global Women’s Issues at the U.S. Department of State, applauded the three organizations for initiating this public-private partnership to provide international knowledge and resources to women in need.
Komen was represented by Ambassador Nancy G. Brinker, its founder and CEO, who said that as the world’s leading breast cancer organization, it was deeply appreciative of the collaboration with the ACWF and Goldman Sachs, with the support of the U.S. State Department.
The alliance will build on a breast cancer screening program established between the ACWF and China’s Ministry of Health.
Source: The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc .
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