Posts tagged "susan g komen"

10 WTF Things Susan G. Komen Should Pinkify For Breast Cancer Awareness (Ranked!)

To be clear, raising money to increase awareness and find a cure for breast cancer is a great, important thing. But Susan G. Komen For The Cure, which lost all of my support when they pulled funding from Planned Parenthood, even though the women's health organization provides vital breast cancer screenings to low-income women, continue…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / October 9, 2014

Former Susan G. Komen Exec Karen Handel Writes Anti-Planned Parenthood Book

God bless America, the land where you can resign from your job in shame after doing something douchey and then turn around and blame it on the victim of your attack.  I speak, of course, of Karen Handel, an anti-abortion ex-politician and former executive of the Susan G. Komen for the Cure, who resigned i…

By: Jessica Wakeman / August 14, 2012

Karen Handel Resigns From Susan G. Komen For The Cure

Karen Handel has resigned from her position as senior vice president of public policy at Susan G. Komen for the Cure.  Handel's resignation letter, after the jump:…

By: Jessica Wakeman / February 7, 2012

Susan G. Komen Gun Proves They Can’t Reverse The Stigma They Created

The Susan G. Komen Foundation used to stand for something good, but their techniques of late -- and especially their decision to stop funding Planned Parenthood -- have made many of us question any of their motives at all. And even though they announced today that they will continue funding Planned Parenthood, the damage is done. Yes, Komen has caved under the…

By: The Stir / February 3, 2012

Komen Reverses Decision On Defunding Planned Parenthood

Susan G. Komen for the Cure just released a statement this morning announcing it will reverse its decision to defund Planned Parenthood and continue to fund breast exams for women who otherwise could not afford them. I wonder how many PR wonks burned the midnight oil writing this up.  The statement references how grants to…

By: Jessica Wakeman / February 3, 2012

Today’s Lady News: Susan G. Komen Cancer Charity Halts Grants To Planned Parenthood

Susan G. Komen for the Cure, the charity synonymous with breast cancer research, has halted grants to Planned Parenthood — seemingly caving to pressure from anti-abortion activists who have the nationwide clinics under investigation. Susan G. Komen grants mainly were used for breast exams (and other breast health services) for women who otherwise could not…

By: Jessica Wakeman / January 31, 2012

Christian Group Refuses To Sell Bibles For Breast Cancer Charity Over Planned Parenthood Donations

Today in facepalms: a chain of Christian bookstore called LifeWay are pulling copies of the Here's Hope Breast Cancer Bible from their shelves after it learned that one of the organizations benefiting from the sales is Planned Parenthood. The bible is produced by the Susan G. Komen Foundation, and $1 from each sale is donated to…

By: Stefanie Blejec / December 16, 2011

And The Prize Goes To … The Best Pledge For Healthy Living

Last week, we asked you to pledge to lead a healthier life and help those in need, in exchange for a plush Nautica "Sleep In For The Cure" bathrobe. And the winner of the prize is bdubs629: "In 2008 I got diagnosed with Celiac Disease where I have to eat gluten-free. Having this diagnosis take…

By: Annika Harris / September 10, 2010

Win This! Nautica “Sleep In For The Cure” Bath Robe

Nautica is sponsoring the Susan G. Komen "Sleep In For The Cure" initiative to raise funds for breast cancer research. You see, not everyone is able to lace up their sneakers for Race For The Cure. Some people are too ill, are caring for a loved one, or simply have to work on race day.

By: Annika Harris / September 3, 2010