Skip to comments.Komen sees 22% decline in donations following Planned Parenthood funding controversy
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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For every report like this news that they support Planned Barrenhood, more people will wise up.
Well, we can all work to help make it a continuous trend.
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.
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.
So, you dontate to fight breast cnacer and then find out your donations are going for abortions...
Why are they surprised by this?
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.
Most women that are for abortion are the ones you would ‘nt want to do anyways
Save the Ta Tas but kill babies... may she burn in hell.
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.
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...
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.
The CEO is the sister of Susan Komen.
Thanks. That seems to ring a bell—I suspect she’s already aware of them.
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.
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.
Glad to hear and would like to see them defunded.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
after the PP debacle, never give a cent to this disgusting group
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.
They’re the ones actually waging the “war on women.”
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!
If that was not an Omen to “you can keep your doctor” Obama care scam fund raising....
Next: really, you can keep your gun.
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.
Very little of the money they raise goes to cancer research I bet
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.
Komen is not a research organization, they are a fundraising org. They raise money so they can spend it raising money.
And pad the dead sister’s pockets.