The Susan G. Komen Foundation is leading the charge in the fight against breast cancer, and the organization's President and CEO is touring South Dakota this week.
Dr. Judy Salerno is in her first year in charge of the international foundation. She has already seen the impact that South Dakota researchers are having on the cancer battle.
"They're gearing what they do to the under-served, the uninsured, to populations that are poorly served, folks on reservations and that is filling a gap that is critical to saving lives in this community," Dr. Salerno said.
Dr. Salerno will be touring both Sanford and Avera hospitals in Sioux Falls on Friday before continuing her South Dakota tour in Rapid City.