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Committee of Ambassadors

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The “Committee of Ambassadors” consists of influential members of the community who wish to show their support for BIG against breast cancer. They work to grow our network of supporters through introductions and events, and by providing their valuable advice and expertise.

The Ambassadors help to enhance existing programs and activities, develop new ideas and launch bold strategies to raise funds and awareness. They furthermore help BIG expand its activities to a global audience, with prominent events that will not only raise funds, but also make BIG known to a much broader public.

Her Majesty The Queen of the Belgians

Functie: 
Honorary President

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Finding a cure for breast cancer is one of the biggest challenges faced by researchers from around the world.  

Significant progress has been made to improve both the chances of survival and the quality of life of women affected by the disease.  However, breast cancer remains the second most common cancer in the world and is still responsible for too many deaths annually.

By bringing together the top breast cancer experts from around the world to conduct innovative research, BIG has the global reach and expertise required to find a cure. We need to support such critical research to give hope to women affected by this devastating disease, and their families.

Jessica Parser

Functie: 
President of the Committee

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Breast cancer is frightening and still too often it is a killer. I have huge respect and admiration for the teams that work to find a cure and work to make those living with breast cancer more comfortable. I said to myself, don't just talk: do something. that is why I joined the team of BIG to help raise funds for breast cancer research.

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Nathalie de Merode

Functie: 
Ambassador

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At first, there was my admiration and respect for the founder of BIG, Martine Piccart. Like many among us, I owe her a lot. This admiration kept on growing as I discovered the impact of BIG’s international network and the hope that it’s trials give to women around the world. A project like “BIG Time for Baby” is the most beautiful example of how research can deliver a true impact in the lives of patients.

Nathalie Misson-Collignon

Functie: 
Ambassador

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Seven years ago, the sky was falling down on my head: breast cancer. I was going to leave my loved ones forever. Thanks to Martine Piccart, her team and the administered treatments, today I can say that ‘I survived’. Armed with this experience, I’m convinced that bringing experts together to work on international trials – just the way BIG does – is the key to finding a cure for breast cancer.

Frédéric Van der Schueren

Functie: 
Ambassador

Patsy Israël

Functie: 
Ambassador

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I’m truly honored to be a member of the Comitee of Ambassadors of BIG. We have to support research and collaboration between experts on an international scale. It is the only way to eradicate the disease and to help life prevail.

Leontine Prat Y Coll

Functie: 
Ambassador

Edith Roland

Functie: 
Ambassador

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Having had a breast cancer, I was comforted to know that all over the world researchers shared the results of their discoveries to fight more effectively against this terrible disease. It is precisely BIG’s raison d’être and I decided to add my stone. Because when all the stones are brought together, we’ll be able to stop the disease.

Catherine Vaxelaire

Functie: 
Ambassador