Komen Cuts 7 Fundraising Walks After Obvious Decline in Participants

Oh, Komen. It's just always something with you. After a disastrous year of pulling funding from Planned Parenthood, changing their minds, firing the critically acclaimed author of "Planned Bullyhood," and giving their CEO a fat salary raise, Susan G. Komen for the Cure has taken another major hit. The non-profit cancer… » 6/05/13 3:40pm 6/05/13 3:40pm

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 expected … » 5/06/13 12:35pm 5/06/13 12:35pm

We're Still Getting Mammograms Despite All the Haters

Back in 2009, the U.S. Preventative Services Task Force controversially recommended that women from the ages of 40 to 49 stop getting routine mammograms on the basis of too many false positives, the needless incurring of stress and anxiety, and generally wasteful hospital costs thanks to unnecessary tests and biopsies. … » 4/20/13 5:30pm 4/20/13 5:30pm

Karen Handel Thinks Planned Parenthood 'Literally' Stole the Color Pink…

Karen Handel, the failed Georgia gubernatorial candidate and disgraced Susan G. Komen For the Cure executive who orchestrated Komen's catastrophic decision to pull funding from Planned Parenthood, went on a delusional rant during a lecture to the conservative Family Research Council today about how Planned Parenthood… » 12/13/12 6:15pm 12/13/12 6:15pm

Women Responsible for Turning Susan G. Komen Into a Joke Might Run for …

Earlier this year, Susan G. Komen For the Cure did the public relations equivalent of pulling down its pants and taking a giant dump all over its shiny pink reputation by cutting off grants to Planned Parenthood for political reasons, and then lying and saying they were doing it because of new rules. The new-ish,… » 11/21/12 7:00pm 11/21/12 7:00pm

Guns For the Cure® Probably Won't Cure Breast Cancer®, Either

Now, I'm not a science expert here, and I'm not a gun expert, either, but it seems slightly "off" to have a gun club sponsor an event with proceeds that benefit notorious pinkwasher Susan G. Komen For the Cure® during Breast Cancer Awareness Month. I mean, guns kill lots of people, much like breast cancer, so guns and… » 10/05/12 6:15pm 10/05/12 6:15pm

Did Noted Turdblossom Karl Rove Warn Komen That It Was Making a Really …

Karen Handel's, um, much-anticipated book about the implosion of Susan G. Komen for the Cure has finally hit shelves or is floating disembodied around the internets, and rumor has it that the book includes a surprise protagonist who was urging Komen to reverse its decision to cut cancer screening funding for Planned… » 9/11/12 10:25pm 9/11/12 10:25pm

Ex-Komen Executive Karen Handel Writing Memoir on How Planned…

Remember Karen Handel, the former Georgia gubernatorial candidate-cum-Susan G. Komen For the Cure executive who played a pretty key role in the breast cancer charity's spectacular public implosion? Remember how she quit in a huff and went on what could only be called a press tour wherein she took every opportunity to… » 8/13/12 5:15pm 8/13/12 5:15pm

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 the… » 8/09/12 10:00am 8/09/12 10:00am

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

Joe Biden Disses Susan G. Komen for the Cure

Joe and Dr. Jill Biden usually host a kick off barbecue before Susan G. Komen for the Cure's signature event, the Global Race for the Cure in Washington, DC. This year, however, the Vice President and his wife will not be making an appearance at the June 2 event, citing "scheduling conflicts." Yeah, "scheduling conflicts"… » 5/04/12 1:35pm 5/04/12 1:35pm

Susan G. Komen's Ill-Advised Partnership With a Dictator's Daughter

The breast cancer charity that managed to make almost everyone angry by defunding and then reinstating funds to Planned Parenthood earlier this year is involved in another poorly thought out venture — its partner charity in Uzbekistan is run by Gulnara Karimova, the ruthless child labor-exploiting fashion designer/pop… » 4/20/12 11:20am 4/20/12 11:20am

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 politician … » 3/15/12 1:00pm 3/15/12 1:00pm

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" speech, … » 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

Exercise Video Behemoth Considering Pulling Support from Komen

The Race Away from Susan G. Komen for the Cure began last week when the charity defunded Planned Parenthood, and it looks like it's not ending any time soon. The latest entity to distance itself from the embattled breast cancer charity/marketing machine? Anchor Bay Entertainment, a producer of exercise videos and… » 2/08/12 5:30pm 2/08/12 5:30pm

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 to … » 2/08/12 4:40pm 2/08/12 4:40pm