Susan G. Komen Charlotte named Tami Simmons, vice president of Institutional Advancement for Johnson C. Smith University, among the inaugural class of “More than Pink Women,” an exclusive group of eight women who are leaders in the fields of medicine, business, media, science and education. The eight women were selected to represent the 1 in 8 women who will be diagnosed with cancer in the U.S. in her lifetime.
Other 2018 More than Pink Women included:
- Dianne Chipps Bailey, Attorney, Robinson, Bradshaw and Hinson
- Molly Grantham, Anchor, WBTV News
- Kathryn Heath, Founder and Partner, Flynn Heath Holt
- Dipika Misra, MD, Oncology Specialists of Charlotte
- Dr. Pinku Mukherjee, Chair of Department of Biological Sciences, UNC Charlotte
- Moira Quinn, Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Charlotte Center City Partners
- Paula Vincent, President and Chief Operating Officer, Novant Health
More than Pink Women are recognized for their support of the Susan G. Komen Charlotte mission: To save lives by meeting the most critical needs in our community and investing in breakthrough research to prevent and cure breast cancer. They are committed to sparking the conversation about women’s health, education and resources in Komen Charlotte’s 13-county service area and are honored for their commitment to Komen Charlotte and breast cancer advocacy.
“Having worked for Susan G. Komen, I recognize the importance of the work they do daily to save lives,” Simmons said. “Although I’ve transitioned into a new role at Johnson C. Smith University, it’s an honor to continue to partner with them in raising awareness of breast cancer in the community, and I look forward to increasing JCSU’s engagement in these efforts.”