Cary-based International Company Presents Susan G. Komen for the Cure with Award for Excellence

October 27, 2007 (PRLEAP.COM) Business News
Cary, NC – A “promise map” of a world without breast cancer, an extraordinarily well designed and executed plan, and a pledge to invest a billion dollars in breast cancer research to discover the causes and cures for the disease and community outreach programs, especially for underserved women, have earned Susan G. Komen for the Cure the inaugural Award for Excellence from the Balanced Scorecard Institute in Cary, NC.
In announcing this year’s winner of the Institute’s highest honor, Executive Director Howard Rohm recognized “the exemplary passion and involvement of the many dedicated people of Susan G. Komen for the Cure who implement the Balanced Scorecard Institute’s unique strategic planning and management system.”

Komen is on a fast track to accomplishing its ambitious goal of investing more than $2 billion over the next decade to save lives and end breast cancer forever for all. But working together to ultimately reach a huge, shared vision – a world without breast cancer – is a daunting challenge.

Even Komen’s director of strategic planning, Janet Harrison – whom Rohm calls “a champion’s champion” – had some concerns about the chances of achieving success. Harrison explained, “When we engaged our people in the planning process, lined up our vision, our promise, and our core values with our strategic objectives, we built a very strong foundation. Now I believe we will reach and even exceed our goals.”

Rohm noted that Komen, the world’s single largest source of nonprofit funds dedicated to curing breast cancer at every stage, courageously embraced the principles of engagement, participation and openness. As they demonstrated a willingness to tackle tough issues – making excellent strategic choices at every step of the process – they also made huge strides in their quest to end breast cancer forever.

“We couldn’t have done it without the Balanced Scorecard Institute’s detailed directions charting our course – what we called building our ‘promise map’ – and their sustained attention guiding us to consistently focus on our vision,” added Harrison.

The Balanced Scorecard Institute chose Susan G. Komen for the Cure as its inaugural award recipient because, said Rohm, “in translating plans for the future into actions for today, this organization has done everything right. Using our balanced scorecard Nine Steps to Success Planning and Management System™, Komen built an enduring framework for profound transformation, guaranteeing future success.”

Harrison concluded, “Susan G. Komen for the Cure is so honored to receive the Balanced Scorecard 2007 Award for Excellence. When we Discover and Deliver the Cures - our ultimate strategic objective - it will be due to the unflagging commitment to excellence by many, many people, certainly including our team at the Institute!”

About Susan G. Komen for the Cure: Nancy G. Brinker promised her dying sister, Susan G. Komen, that she would do everything in her power to end breast cancer forever. That promise launched the global breast cancer movement now called Susan G. Komen for the Cure. Today, Susan G. Komen for the Cure is the world's largest grassroots network of breast cancer survivors and activists fighting to save lives, empower people, ensure quality care for all and energize science to find the cures. Thanks to events like the Komen Race for the Cure, the organization has invested nearly $1 billion to fulfill its promise, becoming the largest source of nonprofit funds dedicated to the fight against breast cancer in the world. For more information about Susan G. Komen for the Cure, breast health or breast cancer, visit or call 1-800-I'M-AWARE.

About the Balanced Scorecard Institute: The Balanced Scorecard Institute (BSCI), a Strategy Management Group company, helps clients create sustainable high-performance organizations through training and consulting services. BSCI serves industry, government and nonprofit clients. Its services include strategic planning and management, performance measurement, change management, and business intelligence technology. BSCI delivers these services through a worldwide network of associates and business partners.