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Rwanda’s First Daughter Joins Susan G. Komen Greater NYC Cancer Committee

President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama greet His Excellency Paul Kagame, President of the Republic of Rwanda, and his daughter, in the Blue Room during a U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit dinner at the White House, Aug. 5, 2014. (Official White House Photo by Amanda Lucidon)
Ange Kagame, the daughter of President Paul Kagame of Rwanda, has joined the Greater NYC Susan G. Komen Young Professionals Committee.

Ange Kagame, the First Daughter of Rwanda, has joined the Susan G. Komen Greater NYC Young Professionals Committee (YPC).

Ange Kagame is the daughter of Paul Kagame, the current President of Rwanda. Ange will help the YPC with its grassroots fundraising efforts to provide services to underserved communities in New York City, Long Island, Westchester, and Rockland Counties.

Kagame, a recent graduate of Smith College, is honored to join the Komen Greater NYC’s efforts to raise awareness of breast cancer, both locally and worldwide.

“I am so excited and truly honored to be a part of such an amazing and inspiring charity,” said Ange. “I hope to continue her good work with Susan G. Komen Greater NYC and raise awareness of breast cancer both in New York and Rwanda.

“Breast cancer is a significant and growing problem in lower and middle income countries. I’m looking forward to building awareness for early detection and recovery.”

Celebrity chef Sandra Lee, the longtime girlfriend of New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, was recently diagnosed with breast cancer.

Paul Kagame, the first democratically elected president of Rwanda, embodies the new Rwandan political philosophy.

Kagame’s extraordinary life, from exiled child refugee to guerilla warrior to President of Rwanda, is detailed in the book, Paul Kagame and Rwanda.

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