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The Legacy of Jean Sindab

Scholar and activist Jean Sindab, PhD, spent her life working for environmental protection and racial justice. With three Yale degrees, a deep spirituality, and greatcompassion for others, she focused much of her energy on youth, reaching out to those who had been marginalized.

 As executive secretary of the World Council of Churches Programme to Combat Racism, she directed international efforts against hunger, racism, and violence. She promoted education and advocated for peace. As a director of environmental and economic justice/hunger concerns for the National Council of Churches, she helped strengthen urban neighborhoods and improve public health.

In 1995, at age 50, Sindab was diagnosed with breast cancer. She died just a year later. “Jean had a gift for helping people see a way ahead and for equipping them for the journey,” her friend Douglas Tilton of the South African Council of Churches said in 1996 during a celebration of her life. “By her example, she continues to lead us forward.”

The Jean Sindab Fund for Triple Negative Breast Cancer Research at Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University honors the memory of Dr. Sindab and provides critical financial support for triple negative breast cancer research. Your donation to the Sindab Fund combined with others will make a difference in the fight against triple negative breast cancer. To make a gift, please call the Winship Development Office at 404-778-5175 or mail in your contribution to:

Winship Cancer Institute
Jean Sindab Fund for Triple Negative Breast Cancer Research
1440 Clifton Rd., Suite 170
Atlanta, GA 30322
(In the “for” line of your check write:  triple negative breast cancer)

For more information on ways you can help in the fight against triple negative breast cancer, please contact:
Jennifer Daly
Director of Major Gifts

To schedule your mammogram, diagnostic procedure, inquire about Winship Cancer Institute’s High Risk Breast Assessment Clinic or for clinical questions or concerns, please call the Emory Breast Center at 404-778-PINK (7465).