Great. Breast Cancer Prevention May Lead to Breast Cancer

Raise your hand if you saw this one coming from a mile away — while for years women have been told and told and told by everything from pink NFL wristbands to Yoplait lids that the best way to fight breast cancer was to detect it via self-exams and mammograms, it turns out that the act of looking for breast cancer… » 9/07/12 5:00pm 9/07/12 5:00pm

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

Komen-Planned Parenthood Shitshow Affecting Race For The Cure…

Although the Komen Foundation reversed their immensely unpopular decision to cut funds to Planned Parenthood earlier this year as soon as they realized they stepped in yards of shit, the debacle seems to have affected continued support for Vermont-area Race For The Cure participants and sponsorships. The Vermont-New… » 7/07/12 12:30pm 7/07/12 12:30pm

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 Cancels Annual Gala to Avoid Inevitable Embarrassment

Susan G. Komen for the Cure continues to Race for Its Public Image two months after its very public discontinuation of funding Planned Parenthood, its very public lying about why they did it, and its very public, very awkward backpedaling followed by the bitter resignation of a former anti-Planned Parenthood… » 3/15/12 1:00pm 3/15/12 1:00pm

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

How the Susan G. Komen Foundation Lost Its Way

Before Susan G. Komen died of breast cancer in 1980, she asked her sister Nancy to promise to work towards finding a cure. Now, more than 30 years later, the organization that bears Suzy's name is still fighting — but instead of fighting for a cure, it seems to be fighting for an agenda. Who was Susan Komen, and what… » 2/01/12 5:00pm 2/01/12 5:00pm