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Komen for the Cure

Komen Founder's Salary Jumped 64 Percent: Report

The Huffington Post | Jessica Prois | Posted 05.07.2013 | Impact

Nancy Brinker reportedly made bank last year despite a very public outcry and media frenzy surrounding her funding decisions. The embattled former ...

5 Real Ways To Fight Breast Cancer Beyond 'Pinkwashing'

Posted 10.09.2012 | Impact

Slapping a pink pin on a person or product has long been synonymous with waging a war against breast cancer. But some advocates say that the girly-hue...

The AIDS and Breast Cancer Fundraiser With the Best Style and Biggest Heart (SLIDESHOW)

Kristi York Wooten | Posted 10.23.2012 | Impact
Kristi York Wooten

Amongst all the glitz, New York fashion pioneer Jeffrey Kalinsky says he never loses sight of the purpose of Jeffrey Fashion Cares -- funding grassroots AIDS and breast cancer charities. "We've created something too big to stop."

The Rise and Fall of The Komen Empire

Nancy Davis | Posted 06.02.2012 | Women
Nancy Davis

Is this Komen's fall from grace? Or is this the the beginning of the fall of the Komen Empire?

Laura Bassett

More Top Komen Executives Resign Amid Reports Of Internal Troubles

HuffingtonPost.com | Laura Bassett | Posted 03.20.2012 | Politics

Two top executives at Susan G. Komen for the Cure have announced their resignation, amid reports that the breast cancer charity is struggling to raise...

Komen's Controversy Should Be Blamed On Its President

Paul Clolery | Posted 04.14.2012 | Impact
Paul Clolery

Komen's controversy regarding the decision to pull money from Planned Parenthood was ill-advised, mistimed and strategically inept. The blame must be put at her doorstep as founder and chief executive officer.

The Important Work of Planned Parenthood

Jennifer Hamady | Posted 04.14.2012 | Women
Jennifer Hamady

Villainizing the entire organization is a mistake. It ignores, and dismisses, the services Planned Parenthood provides that we all -- regardless of our political views -- can agree are important.

Susan G. Komen: Shame on Me for Not Doing My Homework

Nancy Wurtzel | Posted 04.09.2012 | Women
Nancy Wurtzel

Over time, Komen may find its footing and continue to prosper, or it will be permanently damaged by recent events. My feeling is that we've not heard the last of this issue, but time will tell.

Ex-Komen Board Member: Planned Parenthood Reversal Is Not Enough -- Brinker and Board Must Go

Jeffrey Campagna | Posted 04.09.2012 | Politics
Jeffrey Campagna

Eve Ellis, the former board member of Komen NYC who last week urged progressives to stay "far away" from Susan G. Komen for the Cure, is not ready to put the Planned Parenthood fiasco behind her.

What Komen v. Planned Parenthood Teaches Us About Abortion Stigma

Anu Kumar | Posted 04.07.2012 | Politics
Anu Kumar

Would so many individuals -- 'Racers for the Cure' and celebrities alike -- rise up in protest? My guess is no, they would not -- and this is the power of the stigma around abortion. When access to health care is limited by money or geography, we cannot afford to limit it further with politics.

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...

Laura Bassett

Susan G. Komen Top Officials Resign As Backlash Gains Steam

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...

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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...

Cause Marketing, Selfishness Drive Consumer Giving

Joe Waters | Posted 06.06.2011 | Impact
Joe Waters

Cause marketing isn't perfect. But we need to weigh the results of a study involving 300 college students with the tremendous growth and generally positive reception cause marketing has received.

Celebs Urged To Help Dump Hadassah Lieberman

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Last week, the progressive blog Firedoglake called on Susan G. Komen for the Cure to drop Sen. Joe Lieberman's wife Hadassah as its "Global Ambassador...