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The Real Komen Lesson: Charities Can Be 'Too Big to Fail,' Too

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 04.08.2012 | Politics
Richard (RJ) Eskow

The real question is: Do we really want our charities to be marketing arms for the country's largest corporations?

Laura Bassett

Susan G. Komen Official Quits Over Planned Parenthood Dispute | Laura Bassett | Posted 04.08.2012 | Politics

Karen Handel, vice president for public affairs at Susan G. Komen for the Cure, resigned on Tuesday following public outcry over the announcement Kome...

The Komen-Planned Parenthood Case -- A Philanthropic and Political Victory for Us All

Maxim Thorne | Posted 04.08.2012 | Politics
Maxim Thorne

Can a former Board Member of a local Planned Parenthood defend the Susan G. Komen Foundation? Of course I can, and I will.

7 Lessons From Komen-Gate: What the Komen Controversy Taught Us About Race, Class and Cancer

Keli Goff | Posted 04.07.2012 | Women
Keli Goff

It's been a whirlwind week for the Susan G. Komen Foundation, Planned Parenthood and any woman or man who cares about both organizations. Regardless of where you stand on the issue, there are lessons all of us who care about women's health and social change can glean from this saga.

The Race for the Exits: How Komen Can Stop the Exodus

Sarah O'Leary | Posted 04.07.2012 | Business
Sarah O'Leary

The Susan G. Komen Foundation must take drastic, meaningful and very public measures to win back hearts and minds. One "mea culpa" apology will not be enough to shore up sponsors or win back consumers' loyalty.

Did Facebook Bring Down Susan G. Komen?

Barbara & Shannon Kelley | Posted 04.07.2012 | Women
Barbara & Shannon Kelley

While some may look at Facebook and see a cashbox or a narcissistic echo chamber, at least for today, we can see it as the social engine that may well have saved at least one woman's life.

Every Woman Should Have Access to Early Breast Health Education and Screenings

Amanda Crumley | Posted 04.07.2012 | Women
Amanda Crumley

Advances in the diagnosis of breast cancer through ultrasound, mammography and breast MRI have helped reduce mortality rates by 25 percent, according to the American Cancer Society. But not for the poor.

Planned Parenthood Worthy of Continued Financial Support

Ed Koch | Posted 04.07.2012 | New York
Ed Koch

Undoubtedly, the pledges that were forthcoming have more than made up for Komen's annual grants of $700,000. I decided I would send my own contribution of $1,000 -- I had never contributed to Planned Parenthood before.

Jennifer Bendery

Gun Seller: If Komen Won't Take Our Donation, We'll Give It To American Cancer Society | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 02.06.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A gun seller thrust into the spotlight last week over its alleged ties to the Susan G. Komen Foundation is launching another production ...

Karen Handel Needs to Resign

Shaunna Thomas | Posted 04.07.2012 | Politics
Shaunna Thomas

Handel's continued presence as a leader at Komen threatens to undo all of the work they do on behalf of women and breast cancer awareness -- even if the effectiveness of that work is under legitimate scrutiny.

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.

Laura Bassett

Komen Insider Says Anti-Abortion VP Drove Planned Parenthood Cut-Off | Laura Bassett | Posted 02.06.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Susan G. Komen for the Cure, the nation's leading anti-breast-cancer charity, has insisted that its since-reversed decision to pull fund...

Santorum Defends Komen, Links Abortion And Cancer

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 02.05.2012 | Politics

Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum sounded off on the Susan G. Komen for the Cure decision to cut off funds to Planned Parenthood for bre...

False Apology: At Least Four Komen Recipients -- and Sponsors Like Bank of America -- Are 'Under Investigation'

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 04.04.2012 | Politics
Richard (RJ) Eskow

The Komen Foundation hasn't been leveling with the public. Even its apology was disingenuous. The organization is behaving more like Bank of America, one of its most prominent sponsors.

Susan G. Komen's Other Gaffe

Ingrid Newkirk | Posted 04.04.2012 | Green
Ingrid Newkirk

Komen does women a disservice by continuing to channel funds into animal tests, while other cancer charities have moved on from such old-fashioned abominations or never engaged in them to begin with.

I'll Keep Racing With Komen

Mila N. Becker | Posted 04.04.2012 | Women
Mila N. Becker

Susan G. Komen for the Cure Foundation has been far more than a charitable organization to me. It made me a survivor and not a victim.

Lawmakers React To Komen Reversal

Posted 02.03.2012 | Politics

After facing enormous backlash to its controversial plan to stop funding Planned Parenthood breast cancer screenings, Susan G. Komen for the Cure has ...

Angry at Komen? You Should Be Furious at Mitt Romney and the GOP

Michael Keegan | Posted 04.04.2012 | Politics
Michael Keegan

The shock of the revelation of Komen's new policies only highlighted how numb many of us have become to the larger, unrelenting attacks on women's health by right-wing elected officials.

WTF Was Susan G. Komen Thinking?

Sarah O'Leary | Posted 04.04.2012 | Business
Sarah O'Leary

As any seasoned marketer will tell you, jumping head first into avoidable controversy will spell disaster for your brand. Whatever doesn't build a brand invariably kills it.

Laura Bassett

Komen Foundation Makes Stunning Reversal | Laura Bassett | Posted 04.04.2012 | Politics

Following a massive public backlash over its decision to pull funding for breast cancer screenings from Planned Parenthood, Susan G. Komen for the Cur...

Jennifer Bendery

Susan G. Komen Foundation Says It Is Not Connected To Pink 'Hope' Handgun [UPDATE] | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 02.03.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Susan G. Komen Foundation has responded to reports Friday that it is affiliated with a handgun manufacturer selling a pink gun desig...

The Real Power of Ribbons

Melissa Manchester | Posted 04.04.2012 | Impact
Melissa Manchester

Together, one download at a time, we will not only keep breast health away from politics, but we will show the Susan G. Komen Foundation, Planned Parenthood and women everywhere the real power of ribbons!

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...

Komen Foundation Website Appeared Hacked

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 02.02.2012 | Politics

The Susan G. Komen for the Cure Foundation's website appeared to be hacked briefly early Thursday morning. A banner on the website was changed from...

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."