House Passes Breast Cancer Research Funding Bill That Excludes Komen

On Wednesday afternoon, Congress passed a bill which will increase breast cancer research funding, which is good. However, the bill that passed is a shell of its former self — it had to be pulled from the floor the day before at Republicans’ request because they objected to the idea of funding Susan G. Komen for the… »7/15/15 10:30pm7/15/15 10:30pm


Komen and Fracking Company Team Up to Cause and Cure Breast Cancer

Over the years, the Susan G. Komen foundation has found itself in a lot of dumb partnerships for the sake of breast cancer awareness, but their latest takes the pink frosted cake. Special for Breast Cancer Awareness month, the organization has announced a collaboration on hot pink drill bits with fracking company… »10/08/14 4:50pm10/08/14 4:50pm

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… »6/05/13 3:40pm6/05/13 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… »5/06/13 12:35pm5/06/13 12:35pm

Karen Handel Thinks Planned Parenthood 'Literally' Stole the Color Pink from Komen

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 6:15pm12/13/12 6:15pm

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

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 7:00pm11/21/12 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 6:15pm10/05/12 6:15pm

Did Noted Turdblossom Karl Rove Warn Komen That It Was Making a Really Bad Decision?

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 10:25pm9/11/12 10:25pm

Ex-Komen Executive Karen Handel Writing Memoir on How Planned Parenthood Is Mean

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 5:15pm8/13/12 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… »8/09/12 10:00am8/09/12 10:00am

Komen-Planned Parenthood Shitshow Affecting Race For The Cure Registration In Vermont

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 12:30pm7/07/12 12:30pm

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 11:20am4/20/12 11:20am

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 1:00pm3/15/12 1:00pm

Nancy Brinker's Lavish Spending, Off-Putting Brittleness Puts Komen's Future in Jeopardy

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 3:40pm2/13/12 3:40pm