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Funding Down, Komen Drops Three-Day Walks in Half of Current Cities

Photo of the 2012 3-day walk in DC.

Effective next year, the 3-Day walks, as they are called, will no longer take place in Boston, Chicago, Cleveland, Phoenix, San Francisco, Tampa, or Washington, D.C.

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An Apology, But Not A Reversal, From the Susan G. Komen Foundation

The Komen Foundation’s statement says that it “will continue to fund existing grants, including those of Planned Parenthood, and preserve their eligibility to apply for future grants, while maintaining the ability of our affiliates to make funding decisions that meet the needs of their communities.” But this is NOT a reversal of any kind.

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How Komen Flushed Their Brand in 24 Hours

I’d like to dissect how Komen for the Cure completely destroyed a brand 3 decades in the making and how they’re now a different organization with a different future (if they even have one), whether they like it or not. My goal here is to help people understand this so you don’t make the same mistakes.

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Planned Parenthood Saved Me: Women Tell Their Stories

In the wake of the attacks on Planned Parenthood by Congressman Cliff Stearns and the Susan G. Komen Foundation, social media and tech guru Deanna Zandt created a tumblr this week at which women are telling their stories about how Planned Parenthood saved their lives through early cancer detection and other means.

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Komen Controversy Rages: Twenty-Two Senators Sign Letter Opposing Komen’s Actions

Pictured: Richard Blumenthal, Al Franken, Barbara Boxer, Kristen Gillibrand (2011). [img src]

Greg Sargeant of the Washington Post reports that the Komen controversy is “about to get significantly more intense [as] nearly two dozen Senators are set to enter the fray.” Twenty-two Democratic Senators have signed on to a strongly-worded letter urging Komen to reverse its decision.

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In True Anti-Choice Coward Fashion, Komen Now Says Its Decision Was “For the Sake of Women”

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Now in its “spin-cycle,” Komen for the Cure is trying to justify its actions defunding critical breast cancer screening for the poor with a serious case of “pink-washing.” Their rationale? They care about women. So they lie to them and deny them services.

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