Absolutely disgusting, but not surprising to me.
Our fantastic local conservative talk radio host - Jim Vicevich - tore the Director of the Susan G. Komen Connecticut chapter a new one this morning over this reversal. She insisted that Komen gives funds to Planned Parenthood "because PP provides breast health treatment and education". Yet she admitted that PP does NOT provide mammograms, and she was very vague in describing specifically what "breast health treatment and education" that PP supposedly provides is.
Vicevich got her to admit that she has no idea if $$ donated to Komen would end up paying for abortions at Planned Parenthood. Vicevich reminded her that the donation money given to Komen is fungible, thus impossible to track where exactly the money goes once it gets into Komen.
LOTS of irate callers this morning - mostly women - who had no idea that Komen has been supporting Planned Parenthood for so many years. All callers said they would stop giving money to Komen and/or participating in Komen run/walk races which raise money for the organization.
I will continue to give to other organizations seeking cures and treatments for cancer, but the Susan G. Komen charity will continue to not get a dime from me.
Our quilt group raises $1,000 a year, and that is where we send the money, we checked out Breast Cancer Foundation after many of our members asked if they funded PP with our donations, and the answer was NO.
komen will just go under the table to do it!
And I am going to add a piece of advice for ALL women who have had hysterectomies make sure your GYN checks your bladder very thoroughly each time you go for your pap smear. Seems PROLAPSED BLADDER is EXTREMELY COMMON for those of us who have had to have hysterectomies for various reasons. I've had my 'lesson' on this for the past year! Now facing surgery to repair it 25 years later. Why didn't they just tack the bladder in it's proper place while they were doing the hysterectomy in the first place so it would not Prolapse years later?
the more the merrier...I'm sure there is another group more deserving
Most of you are missing the point...
Komen is back in the fold now. They are politically-correct again. All is well in the world.
The media will trumpet them for this “Brave!” decision, and Oprah will pimp for them. And the sheeple will still send them tons of money, because the magic talking box in the living room they stare at all day tells them it’s OK.
Most of these organizations are scams, IMO, anyway. They raise lots of money, but if any of them have actually contributed to research that has gotten us closer to a cure for cancer, wouldn’t they be trumpeting such news?
There is a website that rates charities in terms of how they spend their money in terms of putting it toward the actual goal. Komen, IIRC, is around 60%, so that 40% is going to what? Salaries, their stupid events, and all those annoying pink themed product pushes.
How much money would they save, I wonder, if they did not try to make all of the participants in their events feel so “special” with the t-shirts, the headbands, the tote bags, etc.
I am sure that the woman who started the whole thing had the best of intentions, but I have to wonder about the people who run it now.
Side note: MLB is big on promoting Komen and having those pink ribbon days.....
Another reason I’d like to get rid of Selig.
Being a victim (of sorts) of something other than breast cancer, I prefer to earmark my donations to Chronic Fatigue and Immune Dysfunction Syndrome, which affects more people every year that breast cancer and heart disease combined.
As it stands now, with the CDC, “the squeaky wheel gets the grease” and monies that could go for research into the causes and possible cure of CFIDS (insidious, nasty disease) we get what’s left after AIDS and breast cancer research.
If you need enlightenment on the disease and how it affects victims and their families and friends, go to cfids.org/symptoms. A lot of us could have been productive a lot longer than we were.
I refuse to give cancer research any funds at all, though I’m sure part of my donations will end up there unless I specifically tag it for CFIDS research.
I had a cancer scare last year, yes, in my chest, yes, Susan Komen related, I defintely donated money last year