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 Susan <I>Goodman</I> Komen

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Susan Goodman Komen

  • Birth 31 Oct 1943 Peoria, Peoria County, Illinois, USA
  • Death 4 Aug 1980 Peoria, Peoria County, Illinois, USA
  • Burial Peoria, Peoria County, Illinois, USA
  • Plot Original cemetery closed and her body was moved to Parkview Cemetery
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  • Memorial ID 14281213

Medical Figure. A victim of breast cancer, she lost her battle with the disease in 1980. Near the end of her life she asked her sister Nancy Brinker to help find a cure for the disease. Nancy founded the Susan G. Komen Breast cancer foundation in her sisters memory in 1982. It has since became a nationally renown foundation with the annual Race for the Cure.

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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Originally Created by: Joshua Ross
  • Added: 13 May 2006
  • Find A Grave Memorial 14281213
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Susan Goodman Komen (31 Oct 1943–4 Aug 1980), Find A Grave Memorial no. 14281213, citing Parkview Cemetery, Peoria, Peoria County, Illinois, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .