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Susan G. Komen for the Cure

Komen Foundation Reactions That Made Us LOL

The Huffington Post | Christine Friar | Posted 02.03.2012 | Comedy

UPDATE: Since this post went up, Komen for the Cure has reversed their decision and announced Friday that they will be continuing their support of Pla...

WATCH: Andrea Mitchell's Blunt Confrontation With Embattled Komen Chief

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Shapiro | Posted 02.03.2012 | Media

MSNBC's Andrea Mitchell had some tough words for Susan G. Komen chief Nancy Brinker about the growing firestorm over Planned Parenthood. Mitchell a...

Susan G. Komen's Grant To Embattled University Violates New Policy

Mother Jones | Adam Serwer | Posted 02.02.2012 | Politics

The Susan G. Komen Foundation, which recently announced that it is ending grants to Planned Parenthood for breast cancer screening because of a contro...

Bloomberg To Give $250K Of Own Money To Planned Parenthood

Posted 02.02.2012 | New York

Billionaire New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg pledged Thursday to give a piece of his own fortune to Planned Parenthood. The sizable donation-- in...

Susan G. Komen Foundation Adopts New Cancer Screening Policy for Worthwhile Lives

Jilly Gagnon | Posted 04.03.2012 | Comedy
Jilly Gagnon

"Those are the numbers we're looking for," Gladson continued, "and some day, thanks to the strides that Komen For The Cure has taken today towards providing breast cancer care for only the most desirable candidates, we'll get there."

Laura Bassett

Susan G. Komen Top Officials Resign As Backlash Gains Steam | Laura Bassett | Posted 02.03.2012 | Politics

Dr. Kathy Plesser, a Manhattan radiologist on the medical advisory board of Susan G. Komen for the Cure's New York chapter, said she plans to resign f...

Am I a Woman or Am I a Puppet?

Linda Bergthold | Posted 04.02.2012 | Politics
Linda Bergthold

In light of the aggressive attack on women's health by the Right, perhaps we should ask -- "Am I a woman or am I a puppet?" Our strings are being pulled far to the right, and many of us are fed up.

On Planned Parenthood and Komen: What You Can Do

Cecile Richards | Posted 04.02.2012 | Women
Cecile Richards

The news this week that the Susan G. Komen for the Cure Foundation, after years of pressure from political groups, will end its support of lifesaving breast cancer screening at Planned Parenthood health centers comes as a blow to women across America.

Politicizing Breast Cancer: Komen Foundation's "Race For Controversy"

Dan Dubno | Posted 04.02.2012 | Politics
Dan Dubno

Instead of "Racing For a Cure" and helping women in need get adequate health care, women are being treated as political pawns in the business-as-usual election mud fight. Shame!

Laura Bassett

Susan G. Komen Faces Backlash Over Planned Parenthood Decision | Laura Bassett | Posted 02.02.2012 | Politics

Stacey Tillman, a 47-year-old woman from Sandusky, Ohio, says she has donated over $300 to Susan G. Komen for the Cure each year for the past nine yea...

Breast Cancer Charity Halts Grants To Planned Parenthood

Posted 02.01.2012 | Politics

BY DAVID CRARY, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW YORK — The nation's leading breast-cancer charity, Susan G. Komen for the Cure, is halting its partners...


Ambassador Nancy G. Brinker | Posted 03.27.2012 | Healthy Living
Ambassador Nancy G. Brinker

An area that requires infinitely more study is the role of environmental agents in breast cancer -- that is, food additives, cosmetics, pollution or chemicals that we come in contact with every day.

Christian Group Recalls Pink Bible

The Huffington Post | Claire Gordon | Posted 12.15.2011 | Women

From contraceptives to breastfeeding to eating disorders, many women's health issues are controversial. And it seems even breast cancer isn't above al...

Politicians Crack Jokes For Breast Cancer

Posted 12.02.2011 | Impact

Capitol Hill was laughing Wednesday night, and not because of Herman Cain's pizza song. Politicians and journalists participated in the 18th annual...

Christina Wilkie

D.C. Parties: Obama, Pelosi, Stars On The Town (PHOTOS) | Christina Wilkie | Posted 12.31.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- It was a glamorous weekend in the nation's capital, as two of the year's most anticipated galas raised millions for good causes at the h...

Which Pink Breast Cancer Buys Actually Give Back?

Posted 12.07.2011 | Impact

You stuck your t-shirt with a pink ribbon and proudly tote your girly water bottle to the gym. Now that we're in the throes of Breast Cancer Awareness...

Fight Breast Cancer: We Must Win

Brian Buck | Posted 12.06.2011 | Impact
Brian Buck

It broke my heart when I heard the news. Only six years old, Olivia faced the rest of her life struggling to hold onto the memory of her mother. I didn't know her mother. Only that she was 31 years old.

Petitioning Pink Ribbons

Rachel Lincoln Sarnoff | Posted 12.06.2011 | Healthy Living
Rachel Lincoln Sarnoff

It's October, and to many of us that means one thing: pink ribbons. But how many of us stop to read the labels on the products those ribbons adorn?

Pretty In Pink: House Painted For Good Cause

Posted 11.29.2011 | Denver

In honor of breast cancer awareness month in October and the the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure this Sunday, a Denver woman has been named “volunt...

Less Talk, More Action! A Challenge To Get Screened During Breast Cancer Awareness Month 2011

Ambassador Nancy G. Brinker | Posted 11.12.2011 | Healthy Living
Ambassador Nancy G. Brinker

So I'm alarmed by numbers that show fewer than 50 percent of American women over 40 with health insurance get a mammogram annually. This is not something we can afford to ignore.

Thank You and Godspeed, Betty Ford

Ambassador Nancy G. Brinker | Posted 09.14.2011 | Healthy Living
Ambassador Nancy G. Brinker

When I founded the Susan G. Komen Foundation (now Susan G. Komen for the Cure), one of the first people I reached out to was Mrs. Ford.

Race For The Cure: The Power of Pink

Ambassador Nancy G. Brinker | Posted 08.02.2011 | Healthy Living
Ambassador Nancy G. Brinker

People tend to think of pink as a soft and delicate color, but not our pink. At Komen, we know that pink is strong, pink is fierce, pink is brave, and pink is mighty.

Smarter Pink Ribbon Purchases

Aol | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

Every October, as pink-ribbon products blossom throughout store aisles, consumers face a thorny issue: Will the money I pay for this product really he...

Susan G. Komen Under Fire: Nation's Largest Breast Cancer Charity Defends Their Record

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

As Breast Cancer Awareness Month draws to a close, the debate rages on about the impact of all the "awareness" campaigns. Some critics feel decades o...

'Susan G. Komen For The Cure' Wages Turf War Over Trademark Slogan

The Wall Street Journal | Clifford M. Marks | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

As the leading breast-cancer charity, Susan G. Komen For the Cure helped make "for the cure" a staple of the fund-raising vernacular. The slogan is s...