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June 21, 2012


Komen Foundation Takes Staggering Loss in Race for Cure Enrollment

“Planned Parenthood was found worthy in terms of its patient education and how they measure up to our priorities in meeting the needs of women and men in our community,” Komen North Jersey spokeswoman Kathi Edelson Wolder said of an independent panel’s review of their grant applicants.

So, how has this affected the public’s support for the Susan G. Komen’s Race for the Cure, an enormously popular event to cure breast cancer?

According to CBS St. Louis, enrollment numbers for the large St. Louis Race for the Cure are down a staggering amount, from 71,000 two years ago to roughly 44,000 this year.

How wonderful that so many Americans used their right to choose where to send their money to send a message to the liberal agenda on display at Susan G. Komen.  Komen made a choice.  It was a choice they were entitled to make but how wonderful that so many expressed their opinion on allowing their charitable dollars to be used for abortion. 


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Wow.  This speaks volumes as to were folks’ hearts are on funding abortion.  I won’t send them one thin dime until they break their ties with PP - plenty of other charities I can give to.

[1] Posted by B. Hunter on 6-21-2012 at 10:43 AM · [top]

NPR, for one, continues to report this drop-off as the result of Komen PULLING its funding for PP. I tend to disagree with their conclusion, based on the fact that it is equally well-known that Komen restored the funding two weeks later and several top Komen staffers quit over that decision. However, the important question is not what I believe is going on, but what conclusion Komen is drawing about this drop in support. Which message are they receiving?

[2] Posted by Suzanne Gill on 6-21-2012 at 11:32 AM · [top]

Suzanne gets it right.  I bet that not one in 1,000 knew that SGK supported Planned Parenthood before the whole dust-up.  The fact that they did, and do, turned a lot of people completely off to SGK.  If they had cut PP off and made their decision stick, I bet they’d have seen a much smaller drop-off of support.

[3] Posted by Jeffersonian on 6-21-2012 at 02:02 PM · [top]

Amazing how this can be spun…we will see long-term how they do.  They are over-exposed too - I am personally tired of all the pink everywhere.

[4] Posted by B. Hunter on 6-21-2012 at 02:29 PM · [top]

B Hunter, I think we need a similar push against prostate cancer.  Of course, the real question is:  What color ribbon does one wear and where does one wear it?  LOL

[5] Posted by Jeffersonian on 6-21-2012 at 02:47 PM · [top]

Among the BC survivors I know, SGK Foundation does not receive high marks for the amount of money paid to salaries vs. monies given to research and information. 

This is the reason I never gave money to the foundation.  The PP dust-up was never a part of it.

[6] Posted by Summersnow on 6-21-2012 at 03:34 PM · [top]

I’ve seen the direct result of this.  I used to be in a group of mostly Catholics who walked in memory of an active and loved Catholic woman who died of breast cancer.  There were probably 30-50 of us, who knew this woman before she died.  Needless to say, our group is not walking this year. As a devout Catholic who was very strongly opposed to abortion, there’s no way our friend would want us supporting Komen any longer.  Since one of their primary areas of support here was from church groups, I assume similar things are happening with other groups dropping out.  It’s really too bad for Komen, but that’s the choice they made.

[7] Posted by Jim the Puritan on 6-21-2012 at 07:13 PM · [top]

#4 B Hunter:
Oh No you didn’t say that the SGK Race of the Cure for Breast Cancer was over-exposed.  Please, I hope this was not a fashion malfunction.

[8] Posted by Carpe DCN on 6-21-2012 at 07:45 PM · [top]

Jeffersonian. Great idea! LOL! How about a belt buckle? As to the color, I will let you gents decide.

[9] Posted by SC blu cat lady on 6-22-2012 at 07:42 AM · [top]

My guess is that the hit they’re taking came from a one-two punch from, first, the pro-PP supporters hacked that they cut PP, and then second from the anti-PP folks, mad at them for going back.  Pick your side and stay there or risk losing support from both sides.  Nobody likes a waffler.

[10] Posted by Cindy T. in TX on 6-23-2012 at 12:03 AM · [top]

Mike Bloomberg will write them a check for the difference. He loves him some abortion.

[11] Posted by via orthodoxy on 6-24-2012 at 09:58 PM · [top]

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