Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation, Inc., National Office

Rating: 1.31 stars   673 reviews

Issues: Education, Health, Cancer, Breast Cancer

Location: 5005 Lbj Freeway Suite 250 Dallas TX 75244 USA

Mission: Susan G. Komen for the Cure celebrated its 25th anniversary with a new name, a new logo and a significant accomplishment: $1 billion invested since our inception in the global fight against breast cancer. And we have pledged to invest another $2 billion in the next decade in scientific research and community outreach programs. It will take investments of that level if we are to bring about a dramatic, unprecedented decline in breast cancer deaths over the next 10 to 15 years.
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Rating: 1 stars  

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As a now former continual supporter of Susan G Komen, AND a moderate income woman who appreciates the ability to get low cost cancer screenings and health care, I am abhorred that SGK has decided to be hypocrites. Removing funding from groups like Planned Parenthood does NOT save lives. It allows women to die because they are not able to get the cancer screenings they need. That is NOT pro-life, it is pro-politics. SGK was founded to SAVE WOMENS LIVES FROM CANCER! If you aren't doing that, you are fraudulently taking people's money!

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I am so disappointed in this organization's decision to stop participating with Planned Parenthood. They work every day across the country providing breast cancer screening and exams for women, at little or no cost to patients. You should be working to support women and our health, not to further your own political agenda.

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I have donated many times to women running races for the cure, and have bought "pink" even when I preferred something else. No more. Their decision to de-fund breast cancer screening and mammograms for 770,000 women per year shows that they care more about politics than women's health.

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I am absolutely outraged that the Komen Foundation has withdrew its funding to Planned Parenthood and caved under pressures from right-wingers. Doing so is going to keeps hundreds of thousands of in-need women from receiving breast-health services. This move shows the true colors of the Komen Foundation and reminds me of the Madeline Albright quote: "There's a special place in hell for women who don't help other women." Just despicable, SGKF. Never again will this organization get one cent from me.

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PP has not been convicted of anything. In fact, they have not formally been accused by our system of jurisprudence. Clearly this is politically motivated by right wing and Republican groups. My family has agreed that the millions donated to Komen over the years will be no more.

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Apparently Susan B Komen is no longer dedicated to ending deaths from breast cancer. Now it says that only certain groups should be allowed to provide the screenings that save lives. I will not only refuse to contribute to this group in the future, but I will also make sure I avoid contributing indirectly by participating in any event that donates the sums raised to Susan B Komen. Breast cancer does not discriminate by religion. Neither should any group fighting it.

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Until this charity backs off its anti-choice stance and begins supporting Planned Parenthood -- which is about SO much more than birth control -- I will not donate, will not support, and will actively spread the information about their politically motivated actions to anyone who might be considering supporting them. I'm ashamed of them.

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Unfortunately Susan G. Komen has become a right wing political machine. Politics should have been left out of the Planned Parenthood decision. I can no longer ethically support them .

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4 people found this review helpful

DO NOT DONATE TO THIS FOUNDATION...... I have been a big (

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As a past donor, breast cancer survivor and participant in several Race for the Cure events, I have been increasingly concerned with the Komen pink ribbon on so many products that are counterproductive for preventing breast cancer (like non-organic yogurt with rGBH, hormones and other likely carcinogens). But I remained supportive mostly because of the support Komen has given for services to low-income women. NOW I read that Komen has pulled its funding for low-income women's screening away from Planned Parenthood! What a totally anti-women move! I am OUTRAGED, and I will never contribute to Komen again. My money will now go directly to Planned Parenthood.

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