Former Komen CEO Celebrated Disastrous Year With $684,717 Salary

It's been a bad year for Susan G. Komen for the Cure. As one of the best-funded cancer organizations in the U.S., and the most recognizable face of the fight against breast cancer, the non-profit came under fire after it unceremoniously pulled its support from Planned Parenthood last year, sloppily handled the… » 5/06/13 12:35pm 5/06/13 12:35pm

Even Local Komen Affiliates That Disagreed With Planned Parenthood…

Susan G. Komen For the Cure's decision to defund Planned Parenthood and the charity's subsequent lying about why they did it should be a case study for aspiring philanthropists on how not to handle a public relation's crisis (or an aspiring clueless rich lady's guide on how to make Regulars hate you). But when the… » 8/21/12 2:30pm 8/21/12 2:30pm

Nancy Brinker Leadership Change Probably Won't Do Much To Improve…

Fallout continues from the Susan B. Komen Foundation for the Cure's major PR fuckup six months ago, when it was announced that the organization would be cutting funds for breast cancer screenings at Planned Parenthood. The decision, rescinded within three days after the public outcry, was criticized for its possible… » 8/11/12 12:30pm 8/11/12 12:30pm

Komen President Steps Down to Focus on Making More Money

Nancy Brinker, founder, President, and CEO of Susan G. Komen for the Cure (which I'm now required to characterize as "embattled") announced yesterday that after years at the helm of the breast cancer charity, she'd be stepping down from her role to focus more on "revenue creation." Two other board members resigned on… » 8/09/12 10:00am 8/09/12 10:00am

Komen’s Founder Apologizes to Congress, Asks for Some Money

On Friday, Susan G. Komen founder Nancy Brinker sent what was most assuredly a heartfelt letter to Congress, apologizing for all the boo-boos the organization made during its very public discontinuation of Planned Parenthood funding and asking representatives, now that the organization's contrite and everything, if… » 3/31/12 11:30am 3/31/12 11:30am

Komen Freaking Out After Board Chairman Steps Down

The Chairman of the Board of the Susan G. Komen foundation has stepped down from his position at the embattled breast cancer charity, claiming that the post interfered with his role as a provost at Howard University. But a source claims that the university pressured him to distance himself from the now-controversial… » 3/23/12 4:30pm 3/23/12 4:30pm

Komen Supporters Racing for the Cure At About Same Rate as Last Year

The first Race for the Cure event since a lot of people started pointing out that Komen actually kind of sucks as a charity was to be a test for the organization, and since turnout at this event was the same as last year, organizers say all's well that ends well. But is it really that simple? » 2/20/12 5:15pm 2/20/12 5:15pm

Nancy Brinker's Lavish Spending, Off-Putting Brittleness Puts Komen's…

In the last three weeks, the reputation of Susan G. Komen for the Cure has been threatened by a scandal that has uncovered some uncomfortable truths about the behind the scenes in the world of Professional Breast Cancer Awareness. Although the organization has given the media the "move along, nothing to see here"… » 2/13/12 3:40pm 2/13/12 3:40pm

Komen CEO Really Sad That Everyone's Mad at Her

Komen CEO Nancy Brinker has again tried her hand at discussing the Planned Parenthood disaster with the media, but this time, rather than appearing live on-air, she's sent a letter in response to a blog post by the Washington Post's Sally Quinn. In her note, Brinker admits that she made mistakes in defunding Planned… » 2/09/12 11:15am 2/09/12 11:15am

Karen Handel Goes on Fox News to Confirm Why We Should Stop Supporting…

Yesterday Karen Handel, the ink barely dry on her resignation from Susan G. Komen for the Cure, appeared on Megyn Kelly's Fox News show for her first post-quitting interview. She wants America to know that she didn't act alone in pushing for Planned Parenthood's defunding, that several members of the board colluded… » 2/08/12 4:40pm 2/08/12 4:40pm

Noted Liar Karen Handel Defensively Resigns From Komen

Karen Handel, the anti-choice Georgia conservative behind Susan G. Komen's defunding of Planned Parenthood, has resigned from her post as the charity's Senior Vice President of Public Policy. The resignation comes in the wake of growing criticism of the charity's evident political agenda, and Handel's apparent… » 2/07/12 11:00am 2/07/12 11:00am

Why Hasn't Anyone at Komen Resigned Yet?

Now that emails from inside Susan G. Komen for the Cure confirm what we suspected last week — not only was the charity's decision to defund Planned Parenthood nakedly political, but also most definitely spearheaded by anti-choice politician Karen Handel, and the charity most definitely lied about it — the… » 2/06/12 11:15am 2/06/12 11:15am

An Accounting of Komen's Impressive Financial Hypocrisy

Sweet jiggling breasts, has Susan G. Komen for the Cure ever painted itself into a corner. When they first announced their decision to revoke funding from Planned Parenthood, they said it was because they had a rule against giving money to organizations that were under investigation. But they give money to… » 2/03/12 11:15am 2/03/12 11:15am

Breast-Cancer Survivor Andrea Mitchell Takes Komen CEO to Task

Today, Susan B. Komen CEO Nancy Brinker stopped by Andrea Mitchell Reports to defend her organization's recent decision to review the funding of Planned Parenthood. What ended up happening was Andrea Mitchell, a survivor of breast cancer herself, completely schooling Brinker on where she and her foundation went… » 2/02/12 6:01pm 2/02/12 6:01pm

Susan G. Komen Foundation Begins Backpedaling for the Cure

When Susan G. Komen for the Cure announced that they'd no longer be providing support to Planned Parenthood, many of its supporters smelled a right wing political agenda at work and took to the group's Facebook page to express their disappointment. After working tirelessly to delete negative comments from the page for… » 2/01/12 12:20pm 2/01/12 12:20pm