**FILE** Nancy Goodman Brinker, founder of Susan G. Komen for the Cure, is awarded the Medal of Freedom by President Obama during a ceremony at the White House on Aug. 12, 2009. (The Washington Times)

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**FILE** Nancy Goodman Brinker, founder of Susan G. Komen for the Cure, is awarded the Medal of Freedom by President Obama during a ceremony at the White House on Aug. 12, 2009. (The Washington Times)