Today, famed celebrity PR pro Nanci Ryder – co-founder of BWR and frequent “most powerful publicists in Hollywood” honoree — made an important announcement via The Hollywood Reporter: she has ALS and she will be stepping down from her role at the firm to devote herself fully to raising awareness of the condition.
This news is particularly relevant after the ALS and the PR industry itself won widespread acclaim for the success of the Ice Bucket Challenge this summer.
The piece is well worth a read, but here are some of its more inspiring quotes from Ryder herself:
“They haven’t told me that I’m terminal, but the disease is…So you fight. That’s it.”