August 19, 2011 / Uncategorized

RIP, Nora Bredes

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We’ve just been informed of the passing of Nora Bredes, a true champion of and for women.  Nora was President of the Eleanor Roosevelt Legacy Committee, a prominent organization in New York dedicated to increasing women’s representation in politics.

Nora will be missed immensely.  Our thoughts and prayers go out to her family.

Her family put the following note on her Facebook page:

Dear friends,

This is a message from Nora’s family. Nora passed away peacefully on Thursday afternoon after a long battle with breast cancer.

We know this may come as a surprise to many of you. Nora was a strong and deeply private person, and did not want to let her disease influence her many friendships and collaborations.

We also know that she touched many of your lives, and relied on a wide and loving community for support. We have set up an email account (bredeshuttnerfamily@gmail.com) where we would welcome your condolences and remembrances.

With our love,

Jack, Nathan, Toby and Gabriel

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