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Susan G. Komen Presents Global Icon Dolly Parton with the 2023 Promise Award

Susan G. Komen®, the world’s leading breast cancer organization, has presented international legend Dolly Parton with the 2023 Promise Award, recognizing her philanthropic efforts and commitment to Komen’s mission to end breast cancer. She was presented with the award in a private ceremony on September 29, 2023, in Nashville, Tenn.

“Dolly’s commitment to aiding in the fight against breast cancer has helped us raise awareness for this cause and reach audiences around the world,” said state executive director Joshua Daniel. “In presenting her with the 2023 Promise Award, we wanted to salute her for all that she has done for this cause.”

“As a wonderful partner to Komen, Dolly has long used her talents to inspire, educate and raise critical funds for the breast cancer community,” said Paula Schneider, president and CEO of Susan G. Komen. “There’s no doubt, the world is a better place with Dolly Parton in it, and we’re honored to present her the 2023 Promise Award.”

Dolly Parton is a longtime supporter of Komen’s mission. Her commitment includes lending her voice to the 2020 hit song “Pink” which went on to become an anthem for those going through breast cancer and has been an inspiring aid to breast cancer research. In 2021, she also headlined the first annual Kiss Breast Cancer Goodbye concert at The Country Music Hall of Fame. The event has since raised more than $235,000 for breast cancer research.

The Promise Award is presented to those who have gone above and beyond in the fight to help end breast cancer through their philanthropy, advocacy and commitment to reaching those impacted by the disease. The award was created in honor of the promise Susan G. Komen founder Nancy Brinker made to end breast cancer forever. In 1982, that promise became the Susan G. Komen® organization and the beginning of a global movement.

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