Breast Cancer Awareness
In January of 1998, Peggy and Greg confronted one of life’s great challenges. On the 30th anniversary of her Olympic gold medal in Grenoble, France, Peggy was diagnosed with breast cancer. Faced with what she called “another Olympics, a life Olympics,” Peggy decided to share her experience with the public to offer encouragement to other women and their families.
Promoting breast cancer awareness has been extremely important to Peggy, and her appearances on “20/20″, “Oprah”, and “The Rosie O’Donnell Show” have given hope to millions of cancer patients.
Peggy has served as honorary chairman for Easter Seals and the PTA. She also served as the National spokesperson for the National Osteoporosis Foundation. She has been an active participant for various fundraisers for a variety of organizations that help people in life threatening circumstances, including the Board of Directors for the V Foundation for Cancer Research.