The National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship joins the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) and our colleagues in the cancer advocacy community as we note the sad passing of Zora Brown, a pioneering advocate of research and awareness. Ms. Brown’s survivorship marked more than two decades with breast cancer and then ovarian cancer and, through it all, she was an ardent advocate, especially for people who are medically underserved. Zora Brown touched countless lives through her work and NCCS was honored to have Ms. Brown serve on its Board of Directors for two years.
“There is a hole in our hearts as we mourn the loss of Zora Brown, who despite her many years of dealing with two cancers and multiple relapses, maintained an amazing and courageous spirit that inspired everyone around her,” said Margaret Foti, Ph.D., M.D. (h.c.), chief executive officer of the AACR. “Her life’s work as a cancer advocate has been extremely important in increasing public awareness about cancer, especially among women. Our lives have been enriched by knowing her. In her memory and honor, we will do our utmost to work even harder to expedite the prevention and cure of this disease that takes the lives of so many.”