Skip to comments.Catholic diocese pulls support from Race for the Cure (Komen Foundation)
Posted on 10/18/2005 6:27:07 PM PDT by Coleus
(Charleston-AP) October 18, 2005 -
The Roman Catholic Diocese of Charleston and Bishop England High School have broken ties to Saturday's Race for the Cure.
They made the decision because the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Research Foundation gives money to Planned Parenthood in other cities.
The race is expected to attract about six thousand people in Charleston this year.
Race organizers say some students from the Bishop England High School will participate on their own, but will no longer receive community service credit for their efforts.
Proceeds from the race are required to go toward breast cancer screenings for poor women. But Komen affiliates in other parts of the country give money to Planned Parenthood chapters.
Planned Parenthood also provides abortion services.
Kay Phillip, Executive Assistant
(843) 853-2130 ext. 203
Jeffrey Poulin, Receptionist/Secretary
(843) 853-2130 ext. 201
Please don't zot me if this seems a really stupid question, but why is one charity (The Susan G. Komen Foundation) giving any money raise for their own cause (breast cancer) to any other charitable fund? I don't quite understand.
Good for them! I wish more would follow their lead.
Maybe, God forbid, it's a front...
Because they can.
"Please don't zot me if this seems a really stupid question, but why is one charity (The Susan G. Komen Foundation) giving any money raise for their own cause (breast cancer) to any other charitable fund? I don't quite understand."
They give money to various clinics to support breast cancer screenings and other breast health services.
Using the Church's logic you could find links from just about any major charity to abortion and we should boycott all major charities.
They give money to PP for distributing materials and referrals to their programs. They also give money to faith-based organizations to do the same. I think the Church is fighting the wrong battle on this one.
Is it true that the Denver Affiliate is funding Planned Parenthood and the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Community (GLBT) Center of Colorado?
We fund many breast health/breast cancer-related projects within numerous organizations. While we have funded projects with Planned Parenthood and the GLBT Center in the past, they are not receiving funding in this current grant cycle Organizations submit a new application each year and funding is awarded based on the merits of a specific project. Funding is not guaranteed from one year to the next.
Komen funding is restricted in that it may only be used to provide the vital breast health services indicated in an organizations project proposal. Funds must be strictly tracked and may never be mixed with an organizations general operating funds. Funding of a specific organizations project in no way constitutes our endorsement of that organization, its overall mission or any of the other services it may provide. A complete list of the organizations receiving funding during the current fiscal year is available by calling the Affiliate Office at 303-744-2088 Ext. 300 or click on the Grant Recipients section on our web site. Thank you for being interested in where the money is going. It is extremely important that all donors/potential donors know where their money goes, and what we are doing to help in the fight against breast cancer.
A foundation that uses events such as the "Race for the Cure" to raise money to fight breast cancer is jeopardizing women's health by using some of those funds to support local chapters of the Planned Parenthood Federation of America, according to a former advisor to the foundation.
Planned Parenthood clinics provide breast cancer screening and education, but the organization is also the nation's top abortion provider.
"You can't affirm life with one hand and support an organization that kills people with the other," said Eve Sanchez Silver, a medical research analyst and two-time breast cancer survivor who severed her ties with the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation after learning that its chapters supplied $475,000 in grants to local Planned Parenthood affiliates in 2003. Silver and many others in the medical and scientific community believe that abortion makes a woman more vulnerable to developing breast cancer.
According to its website, the Komen Foundation works "through a network of U.S. and international affiliates and events like the Komen Race for the Cure ... to eradicate breast cancer as a life-threatening disease by funding research grants and supporting education, screening and treatment projects in communities around the world."
The foundation's most recent annual report indicates that, for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2003, Komen and its more than 100 affiliates received over $154 million through private donations, corporate contributions and a number of fund-raising events.
The most successful money-maker for the organization in that 12-month period was the Race for the Cure, the largest series of 5K runs/fitness walks in the world. The events drew more than one million participants who raised nearly $88 million from donors. The 2004 race in Washington, D.C., held in June, drew more than 52,000 runners/walkers. The Komen Foundation expects 1.4 million participants in its series of more than 100 races in 2005.
While holding administrative and fund-raising expenses to about 25 percent of its budget, the foundation spent about 75 percent of its funds in the 2003 fiscal year on mission-related activities, including grants and programs related to breast cancer research, education, screening and treatment.
That year, Komen affiliates awarded $38.4 million to support community outreach programs, including 21 grants to local Planned Parenthood chapters totaling more than $475,000.
I'm so glad he had the courage to authorize the pull out. There are hopefully plenty of other cancer research groups to give to who are not in league with Planned Parenthood and their abortion agenda. Now if the main yogurt groups would do the same. They've ruined Dannon and Yoplait, tied tightly in to PP and Konen Foundation.
WHy would a breast cancer foundation give money to planned nonparenthood anyway?
Actually, what the Church is ticked off about is that they want to Foundation to change their brochures to read 'abortions are a cancer risk factor'.
I hope the Church will re-imburse this organization for any lost donations...
Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers of NY, Staten Island Region
Provides culturally sensitive breast health education and outreach targeting Latina, African-American and other minority women on the North Shore of Staten Island.
Tomasine Fodera, MD
Surgical Breast Oncologist
"WHy would a breast cancer foundation give money to planned nonparenthood anyway?"
To pay for breast cancer screenings for poor women. Planned Parenthood does over a million breast cancer screenings a year.
Tuesday February 22, 2005
U.S. Breast Cancer Foundation Funding Abortion Provider Planned Parenthood
DALLAS, February 22, 2005 (LifeSiteNews.com) On of Americas largest breast cancer research foundations is funnelling money into the abortion industry via Planned Parenthood.
Although indisputable evidence links induced abortion with an increase in breast cancer risk, both the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation and Planned Parenthood conveniently deny the link.
The Komen Foundation, famous for its annual Race for the Cure cancer research fundraising event raised $154 million in funding for 2003, according to financial reports. The foundation gave $475 thousand to Planned Parenthood that same year. That move prompted medical research analyst and former employee of the foundation Eve Sanchez Silver to resign her position there.
Silver told the Cybercast News Service (CNSNews) Tuesday, You can't affirm life with one hand and support an organization that kills people with the other.
As far as I'm concerned, anything they do in the way of drawing women in for any kind of service would simply be to acclimate them to their organization until they're ready to have an abortion, she said.
Karen Malec, president of the Coalition on Abortion/Breast Cancer, told LifeSiteNews.com, Women have been told lies about the research and have been cruelly exploited by two industries - the breast cancer fundraising industry and the abortion industry. Women will not receive justice until they file civil lawsuits.
A 15-year-old who procured an abortion from a Seattle abortuary won a settlement last month after suing the clinic for failing to warn her of the breast cancer link to abortion.
The teenaged plaintiff had a family history of breast cancer and indicated a history of cancer on the clinic intake forms. According to research in 1994 by Janet Daling and her colleagues at Seattle's Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center, teenagers with a family history of the disease who procure abortions before age 18 have an incalculably high breast cancer risk.
Abortions that occur before the birth of a first child are the most carcinogenic, a finding supported by biological and epidemiological evidence.
According to a National Cancer Institute (NCI) commissioned study, teens who procure abortions before age 18, more than double their risk. Girls and women have a predominance of immature, cancer-vulnerable Types 1 & 2 breast lobules, which aren't matured into cancer-resistant Types 3 & 4 lobules until a term pregnancy takes place.
Since 1973s Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision, a womans chance of developing breast cancer has jumped 40 percent, from 1 in 12 to 1 in 7.5.
If the Charleston diocese borrows money from a Citibank affiliate, does the bishop realize that Citibank is a big supporter of the United Way? The United Way funds the March of Dimes, which shares some of its money with Planned Parenthood.
This is likely true for ANY large bank in Charleston.
I'm not sure I understand what the Church in Charleston is trying to accomplish here. Money is fungible, and there's all kinds of money from all kinds of companies and groups going to groups we might disagree with.
We couldn't do business with anybody using this criteria.
Does the bishop drive a GM car? Does he know that GM provides health care for homosexual partners?
Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation is not the only charity that pays for abortions. The YWCA, the March of Dimes, the United Way, the Girl Scouts, and the American Red Cross also give cash and in-kind donations to Planned Parenthood. But Susan G. Komens growth and power, combined with its sinister connections, makes it worth watching and challenging.
From 1999 to 2003, the organizations revenue increased from $42 million to $95.5 million. At the same time, the organizations expenditures went from $50 million (an operating deficit of $5 million) to $86 million (an operating surplus of more than $9 million). At the end of 2003, the foundation showed a profit of $2.38 million dollars with net assets of $51 million. Not bad for a non-profit.
Looking at Charity Navigators list of charities,
Susan G. Komens overall rating is a disappointing 57.90
Let's see. That is 0.3%. And that was to do specific work for the foundation. It was not to support PP.
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