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Komen sees 22% decline in donations following Planned Parenthood funding controversy
LifeSiteNews.com ^ | Mon Jan 06, 2014 11:20 EST | by Susan Michelle Tyrell

Posted on 01/06/2014 12:04:43 PM PST by topher

Jan. 6, 2014 (LiveActionNews.org) - The Race for the Cure has hit a wall. Breast Cancer giant Susan G. Komen for the Cure has been embroiled in funding controversies, and a new report shows that its revenue is plummeting, not only for its once-popular race, but also for its organization at large.

Reports show that Komen experienced a 22% drop in donations in the year after the controversy over its grants to Planned Parenthood. Reports also showed that “fewer people took part in its fundraising Races for the Cure across the country. The organization announced last summer that it would cancel half of its three-day charity walks for this year because of a drop in participation.”

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: abortion; breastcancer; komen; plannedparenthood; prolife; spam
Too bad it was not a greater drop...
1 posted on 01/06/2014 12:04:43 PM PST by topher
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To: topher

For every report like this news that they support Planned Barrenhood, more people will wise up.


2 posted on 01/06/2014 12:06:15 PM PST by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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To: topher

Well, we can all work to help make it a continuous trend.


3 posted on 01/06/2014 12:06:45 PM PST by MrEdd (Heck? Geewhiz Cripes, thats the place where people who don't believe in Gosh think they aint going.)
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well, if they ever find a cure, then revenue would drop to zero, so 22 doesn’t look so bad. of course, ms komen would have to find a real job.


4 posted on 01/06/2014 12:07:32 PM PST by willywill
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To: topher

My wife is a breast cancer survivor and former Komen supporter, who founds other groups to support as the result of Komen’s Planned Parenthood affiliation.


5 posted on 01/06/2014 12:09:45 PM PST by Hebrews 11:6 (Do you REALLY believe that (1) God IS, and (2) God IS GOOD?)
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To: topher
Deduct all the calculated loss to the paycheck for that idijt head who created the ‘controversy’.
6 posted on 01/06/2014 12:10:43 PM PST by Sir Napsalot (Pravda + Useful Idiots = CCCP; JournOList + Useful Idiots = DopeyChangey!)
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To: topher

So, you dontate to fight breast cnacer and then find out your donations are going for abortions...

Why are they surprised by this?


7 posted on 01/06/2014 12:10:53 PM PST by Mr. K (If you like your constitution, you can keep it...Period.)
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To: topher

Reading the article the people running SGK think the drop is from abortion supporters mad at SGK’s momentary lack of support for the abortion industry.


8 posted on 01/06/2014 12:10:57 PM PST by RightOnTheBorder
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To: Mr. K

Most women that are for abortion are the ones you would ‘nt want to do anyways


9 posted on 01/06/2014 12:14:24 PM PST by al baby (Hi MomÂ… I was refereeing to Obama)
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To: topher

Save the Ta Tas but kill babies... may she burn in hell.


10 posted on 01/06/2014 12:14:46 PM PST by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS! BETTER DEAD THAN RED!)
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To: topher

I volunteer in the American Cancer Society Cancer Resource Center in a local hospital. ACS use to partner with Komen. ACS no longer does. Don’t know who broke off the relationship.

However, Komen use to provide us with “gas cards” to give to local women fighting breast cancer. They can no longer afford it. This is a big loss to the ACS CRC patients/clients.


11 posted on 01/06/2014 12:14:58 PM PST by freeagle
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To: Hebrews 11:6
You might tell your wife about:

The Breast Cancer Prevention Institute

They are made of medical professionals (doctors), but also other professionals who are very knowledgeable about the anatomy of the breast, hormones (Joel Brind, PhD in Biology), and breast cancer.

They even have some professionals who focus is on breast feeding...

But the key players in this group are breast cancer surgeons -- doctors who have to deal with breast cancer in their patients...

12 posted on 01/06/2014 12:21:46 PM PST by topher (Traditional values -- especially family values -- which have been proven over time.)
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To: freeagle

Should the money be going to gas cards? I thought this was a fight for the cure. All money should be going for research or in my opinion the donations are being collected fraudulently. Gas cards, that is our concern?

BTW, doesn’t the government provide free transportation for medical appointments to a lot of these people already? I see an awful lot of “EMT Transportation” vans in my area and I live in a nice area.


13 posted on 01/06/2014 12:22:16 PM PST by Guardian Sebastian (Mother of God, pray for us and our country.)
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To: freeagle
One of the two articles had info on the CEO and President salaries -- they are about $1 million combined -- and that is with the CEO's salary being reduced by $150,000 per year.

The CEO is the sister of Susan Komen.

14 posted on 01/06/2014 12:24:00 PM PST by topher (Traditional values -- especially family values -- which have been proven over time.)
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To: FReepers

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15 posted on 01/06/2014 12:25:42 PM PST by DJ MacWoW (The Fed Gov is not one ring to rule them all)
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To: topher

Thanks. That seems to ring a bell—I suspect she’s already aware of them.


16 posted on 01/06/2014 12:26:42 PM PST by Hebrews 11:6 (Do you REALLY believe that (1) God IS, and (2) God IS GOOD?)
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To: Guardian Sebastian

I am a proponent of people self-sacrificially helping those in need, Not government helping people.

The women who receive the gas cards are in need of that sort of assistance - there are various qualifiers. They also receive free wigs, free wig stands, shampoo, etc. Items that other nonprofits, businesses and individuals donate.

Learn about the organization you’re giving money to - see what they put the donations toward. If you don’t like it, don’t donate to them. Donate elsewhere. There are plenty of nonprofits and foundations to choose from.

I will add, nothing impacts a cancer patient more that having someone VOLUNTEER to guide them, listen to them, direct them to resources, while THE CURE is being researched.


17 posted on 01/06/2014 12:32:39 PM PST by freeagle
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To: fwdude

Is there a connection between having an abortion and being more likely to get breast cancer? If that’s been established, supporting “planned parenthood” (pre-separation murder) is just plain wrong.


18 posted on 01/06/2014 12:36:44 PM PST by grania
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To: topher

Glad to hear and would like to see them defunded.


19 posted on 01/06/2014 12:38:24 PM PST by Wicket (1 Peter 3:15 , Romans 5:5-8)
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To: freeagle

I agree, I support people giving to these women who are in need with wigs, etc. I’m offended that they are trying to squeeze the churches out of charity and replace it with government handouts. My main beef is that Koman is misrepresenting their donation requests.

Find a cure. I’ve had a sister die from breast cancer and another who has it. This is not a something I’m unfamiliar with and I don’t think I don’t sympathize with what these women and families are going through, I’ve been there. My point is it urgent for a cure.

Giving gas cards, mammograms, etc. are easy things for the money to go to. Do the difficult thing because lives are in the balance.


20 posted on 01/06/2014 12:43:41 PM PST by Guardian Sebastian (Mother of God, pray for us and our country.)
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To: topher

Annual Reports provide this information. If you don’t like the salaries, don’t contribute to them.

Huge nonprofit organizations like Komen need to be run like huge for profit organizations - there’s still a bottom-line. Would you rather they not attract top talent to run a huge nonprofit organization?

If the CEO is sister of Susan Komen, and makes a high salary, is it high compared to other CEO’s running a organization of that size, that type? There is a board that determines the mission and direction of that organization.

Looks like Brinkman took a 15% cut (actually she switched jobs within the organization - the new CEO still gets Brinkman’s old salary) when reports say that revenue is down by 22%. think that was a poor PR move on her part.


21 posted on 01/06/2014 12:45:13 PM PST by freeagle
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To: topher
I avoid that detestable pink ribbon like the plague. If a product has it, I don't buy it, period. No money to the feminazis.
22 posted on 01/06/2014 12:48:20 PM PST by Obadiah (I Like Ted.)
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To: topher

About time.


23 posted on 01/06/2014 12:49:00 PM PST by mulligan
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To: topher
If Obamaphones had to depend on voluntary donations like Komen does, I wonder how many "needy" users would get "free" ones?

So, why should we have to be taxed for such schemes? I detest that program almost as much as Planned Parenthood - even though one is supporting greed, sloth, and theft while the other is supporting mutilation and murder.

Where has our moral compass wandered off to?

24 posted on 01/06/2014 12:52:54 PM PST by Gritty (Liberals think living your life free of welfare, EBT, and government nannies is "cheating"-J Hawkins)
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To: topher

You’re greedy. 22% is a fantastic start. Even more people will learn the truth as the word of this massive decrease grows legs. The story “is too big to fail!”

All the Media down to “trade” publications will be editorializing about this for months to come.

Enjoy the victory when you get one.


25 posted on 01/06/2014 12:56:34 PM PST by bigfootbob
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To: topher

Only 22%? Well, hopefully that will accelerate in the coming years.

I know I quit giving to them after they re-upped with the pro-infanticide business.

I also quit giving to Boy Scouts after they went pro-sodomite. Ironically, I started giving to the Boy Scouts because they were brave and stood for traditional values. Then they went down the commode.


26 posted on 01/06/2014 12:57:52 PM PST by SoFloFreeper
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To: topher

after the PP debacle, never give a cent to this disgusting group


27 posted on 01/06/2014 1:01:13 PM PST by Ranger Warrior ("To stand in silence when they should be protesting makes cowards out of men." - Abraham Lincoln)
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To: bigfootbob
I guess we should enjoy victories.

The RNC has announced the Winter Meeting will be at the March for Life in Washington, DC in a few weeks. The RNC has delayed their meeting since there was so much interest in attending the March for Life.

Though I am a fan of the Tea Party/Tea Party Express, I like to see the Republicans support pro-life.

As for the Democrats, my name for them is just DEMON - RATS.

28 posted on 01/06/2014 1:17:58 PM PST by topher (Traditional values -- especially family values -- which have been proven over time.)
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To: grania

They’re the ones actually waging the “war on women.”


29 posted on 01/06/2014 1:44:37 PM PST by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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To: topher

Why go through crooked middlemen?

After wife’s thyroid and then successful double mastectomy, we give directly to M.D. Anderson, in Houston, the most celebrated cancer center in the world!


30 posted on 01/06/2014 1:49:48 PM PST by Noob1999 (Loose Lips, Sink Ships)
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To: Sir Napsalot

If that was not an Omen to “you can keep your doctor” Obama care scam fund raising....

Next: really, you can keep your gun.


31 posted on 01/06/2014 2:25:51 PM PST by lavaroise (A well regulated gun being necessary to the state, the rights of the militia shall not be infringed)
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To: topher

ditto


32 posted on 01/06/2014 2:35:53 PM PST by bigfootbob
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To: Guardian Sebastian

if “EMT Transport” is your area’s equivalent of DC’s “Metro Access,” the outfit that transports disabled to doctors’ appointments, it’s not ‘free.’ We had a permanently disabled client who was reliant on DC Metro to get to her appointments. IIRC, it was $5/ride or $10 round trip. Such a deal, unless, like her, your income was a <$300/mo. disability payment and you have 3 doctor appointments in a week. That’s an urban area. Giving gas cards probably makes more sense in less populated areas.


33 posted on 01/06/2014 2:46:51 PM PST by EDINVA
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To: topher

Very little of the money they raise goes to cancer research I bet


34 posted on 01/06/2014 2:52:05 PM PST by GeronL (Extra Large Cheesy Over-Stuffed Hobbit)
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To: EDINVA

I give up, I don’t care if anyone gives them gas cards or about the “Metro Access”. That’s not the point, the point is the Komen should be concentrating on a cure.


35 posted on 01/06/2014 3:34:43 PM PST by Guardian Sebastian (Mother of God, pray for us and our country.)
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To: Guardian Sebastian

Why?

Komen is not a research organization, they are a fundraising org. They raise money so they can spend it raising money.


36 posted on 01/06/2014 3:36:33 PM PST by GeronL (Extra Large Cheesy Over-Stuffed Hobbit)
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To: GeronL

And pad the dead sister’s pockets.


37 posted on 01/06/2014 3:43:21 PM PST by Guardian Sebastian (Mother of God, pray for us and our country.)
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To: Guardian Sebastian

bump


38 posted on 01/06/2014 3:44:09 PM PST by GeronL (Extra Large Cheesy Over-Stuffed Hobbit)
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