In Tribute — Susan M. Cohen, Lifetime activist and BCA supporter

Breast Cancer Action is deeply saddened by the news of the death of our longtime friend, supporter, and fellow activist Susan M. Cohen, 69, who died on December 22, 2010 in New York City.  Susan was Manhattan Legal Services Senior Staff Attorney and Community Justice Project Coordinator.

She dedicated her life to helping those who needed support and self-empowerment.  Her work with poor and disadvantaged communities extended from housing justice into healthcare inequalities.  Her passion for political and legislative advocacy as a means to achieve change was an inspiration to us all.

Diagnosed with breast cancer over 16 years ago, Susan was chair of the New York State Breast Cancer Network. The organization, which she co-founded in 1998, is composed of 25 groups throughout New York State with a focus on grassroots, survivor-driven support and education services for women with breast cancer.

In lieu of flowers, donations are being directed to Breast Cancer Action (, SHARE  (, or Vassar College (Poughkeepsie, NY).

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