Susan G. Komen for the Cure has cancelled half of its three-day charity races for 2014 due to a decline in participation. The announcement comes a year and a half after a controversy embroiled Komen stemming from the organization’s decision to stop grants to Planned Parenthood for breast screenings. Show More Summary
It was just under a year and a half ago that following the advice of a far-right newly hired Public Policy VP, Karen Handel, Susan G. Komen for the Cure, decided to stop giving Planned Parenthood money to provide poor women with Mammograms.
Nearly 18 months after an uproar over its decision to withdraw funding to Planned Parenthood, Susan G. Komen for the Cure is still struggling to meet fund-raising and participation goals. Charity races in 2014 have been cancelled in Boston, Chicago, Cleveland, Phoenix, San Francisco, Tampa and Washington.
In early 2012, after the breast cancer charity Komen for the Cure announced it would end its relationship with Planned Parenthood, the group quickly saw a 100 percent spike in fundraising. But alas, defenders of the nation's largestShow More Summary
strong>Karen Handel is in the news again. You will recall she was a gubernatorial candidate in 2010 and lost to Nathan Deal. She also resigned abruptly from the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure after an uproar involving Planned Parenthood. Yep, she almost wrecked the organization and her debut on the national stage was [...]
Senate candidate was at center of funding controversy at Susan G. Komen for the Cure.
Nancy Brinker You may remember last February when it was learned that the iconic Susan B. Komen for the Cure was cutting off hundreds of thousands of dollars in grants to Planned Parenthood, money meant to fund screening for breast cancer. Show More Summary
Today's comic is Bill O'Reilly's "Leave It to Beaver" nightmare by Ruben Bolling: Please, oh please: Karen Handel, the former Susan G. Komen for the Cure executive who drove the charity's attempt to defund Planned Parenthood, is considering running for U.S. Senate in Georgia, according to one of her former aides. [...]Show More Summary
Remember Karen Handel? She was the subject of national interest several months ago when Handel, a former Georgia gubernatorial candidate and staunch opponent of abortion rights, directed Komen for the Cure to cut off all grants to Planned Parenthood. The result was a fiasco. Kom …
Susan G. Komen For The Cure, the nation's leading breast cancer foundation, announced Thursday it is refusing to accept donations from a pornographic website. Pornhub.com issued the following press release Wednesday (via The Cut, edited for content): read more
The former Susan G. Komen for the Cure executive who resigned earlier this year amid the controversy over the breast cancer organization’s decision (later reversed) to pull funding from Planned Parenthood is out with a new book telling her side of what happened. Karen Hand …
A new tell-all book by Karen Handel, the former Senior Vice President for Public Policy at Susan G. Komen for the Cure foundation, alleges that during the organization’s weeks-long confrontation with progressives outraged at their decision to pull funding from Planned Parenthood, Republican strategist Karl Rove was advising that Komen reverse course. In her book [...]
Karen Handel, the former vice president for federal affairs at Susan G. Komen for the Cure, has a new book out this week talking about the episode, Planned Bullyhood. Handel resigned in February after she was implicated as the main player...Show More Summary
In case you were wondering what Karen Handel has been up to since her dismissal from Komen for the Cure (and I know I haven’t), she’s been writing a book blasting Planned Parenthood. She’s using the old email list from her failed Governor’s race to spew out the news (full email below the fold). [...]
After Susan G. Komen for the Cure ended its partnership with Planned Parenthood and cut off the grant money that funded breast cancer screening — a decision the foundation later reversing — Planned Parenthood received an influx of donations from supporters trying to help close the funding gap. Planned Parenthood announced today that those donations, [...]
As you may recall, Race for the Cure got into trouble when they listened to the recommendations of Karen Handel, an anti-abortion wingnut and former Georgia state official who was their senior VP of public policy and wanted an excuse...Show More Summary
We did it, ladies (and friends of ladies). In February, Susan G. Komen for the Cure demanded that we make a choice: the pink stuff or Planned Parenthood. Komen had caved to political pressure from the anti-choice movement that demanded Komen stop its funding of breast cancer screening and education at Planned Parenthood. Show More Summary
The Democratic Party’s and Obama administration’s cynical attack on Susan G. Komen for the Cure, the country’s leading breast cancer foundation, has reaped its final victims: the top executives of the foundation itself. Yesterday, Nancy G. Show More Summary
Susan G. Komen for the Cure’s founder and CEO is stepping down. Nancy Brinker is joined on her fall on the sword by her president and two board members, all denying the Planned Parenthood debacle had anything to do with it. Meanwhile,...Show More Summary
Months after Susan G. Komen for the Cure reversed its decision to stop funding cancer screenings at Planned Parenthood after facing an avalanche of criticism, Komen founder Nancy Brinker is stepping down as CEO at the end of the month. She will remain at the organization in a new management role focusing on strategy and [...]