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

Rating: 1.31 stars   672 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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It is absolutely despicable to see such an important charity as Komen putting someone in charge who is furthering the right-wing agenda at women's expense. Cutting funding to such an important group as Planned Parenthood because of far right ideology is utterly appalling and will be devastating to all women in this country. Women who cannot afford out-of-control spiraling health care premiums rely on Planned Parenthood. I will not give a dime to Komen until they publicly acknowledge their mistake and change their policy.

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2011

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Apparently the Susan G. Komen Foundation believes that Planned Parenthood patients don't deserve a cure.

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If I could give zero stars, I would. I will never again donate, never walk again in another event, and I will spread the word that Komen caved to right-wing politics in its refusal to fund Planned Parenthood's work with breast cancer screenings. As a breast cancer survivor myself, I know the importance of screenings, and I also know that many young women I teach rely on Planned Parenthood for these important services. Shame on you, all of you, for this clearly political stance. I've defended the practices and organization of Susan G. Komen in the past, but never again.

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http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/12/07/komen-foundation-charities-cure_n_793176.html

I am refusing to walk in their Race for the Cure in Denver today because of this. I cannot support this "charity" if they are going to bully others in such a way. My friends and family who have either died from or are surviving breast cancer deserve better.

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Susan K. Komen for the Cure denies that there is any connection between ingestion of BPA and breast cancer, or any other deleterious effect. Please research BPA: if you do, you will find that it is an endocrine disruptor, classified as a xenoestrogen which acts like estrogen on susceptible tissues, such as breast cells; also on developing brain and nervous systems in fetuses, infants and children, because BPA is used to line baby bottles, sippy cups, and similar products. It is also used in the production of disposable water bottles; used to line metal food cans (especially dangerous in the case of acidic food such as tomatoes and sauces which contain tomatoes, because the acidic food leaches more BPA out of the lining and into the food). The Komen organization takes the line of the chemical industry's mouthpiece to say that there is no evidence of a connection. Canada has declared BPA a toxic chemical; many European countries ban its use in baby bottles and similar products. Komen's position is entirely based on marketing, not science. I will never give them another nickel!

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Haven't needed it, thank heaven.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Force a very large increase in the percentage of funds it spends on cancer research---is 80% too much? (They now spend just a little over 20%.) Cut the $15,000,000/year payroll and the overlarge salaries of its executives. Require absolute transparency in their grants and awards as well as "overhead" spending.

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This organization is currently busy suing other charities who are also interested in finding a cure for breast cancer over the words "for a cure". They seem to feel they have a trademark on those words in that order and have spent millions in legal actions to persuade other entities to cease using the phrase, just pathetic. Don't send them a dime.

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I walked and raised $2735.00 for this organization. What a waste of my time.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

shut it down

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