Nancy Brinker

A Big and Busy Week for the Susan G. Komen for the Cure

Much big news in recent days for Dallas-based Susan G. Komen for the Cure: Founder Nancy Brinker last week found herself perched at No. 45 on Time's list of "The World's Most Influential People." ("What a difference she has made!" exclaims Cokie Roberts, who penned the appreciation.) And today, Komen CEO Hala Moddelmog will be in D.C., testifying before the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor & Pensions during a hearing titled "Cancer: Challenges and Opportunities in the 21st Century"; joining her are the likes of Elizabeth Edwards and Lance Armstrong.

And, just days after Cynthia Nixon was named a Komen Ambassador, she's engaged in a little fund-raising for the breast-cancer survivors and activists network: Nixon's auctioning off two tickets to the Sex and the City premiere in London, which takes place on Monday. And you get to meet Miranda, for those so inclined, among other perks -- including airfare and limos, so there ya go. And bidding's low, low, low at the moment: a mere $1,525 after a dozen bids. I know at least four women and one guy (not me, swear) who'd pay twice that. So hop to. --Robert Wilonsky

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