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Will Leadership Change At Komen Matter?

Will Leadership Change At Komen Matter?

Now that the dust has largely settled over the Susan G. Komen Foundation’s decision to eliminate funding of Planned Parenthood chapters to help provide breast exams, the group is changing leadership. President Liz Thompson announced she is leaving the organization in September while Komen founder and CEO Nancy Brinker will shift to a new management role as chair of the Komen Board Executive Committee once the search for a new president is complete.

Cecile Richards, President of Planned Parenthood Federation of America said the following in response to the news. “Nancy Brinker, Elizabeth Thompson, and the Susan G. Komen for the Cure Foundation have made profound contributions to women’s health. They have helped elevate the importance of breast cancer detection and prevention nationwide.”

Richards continued. “Breast cancer detection is an essential part of women’s health, and we are pleased to continue our long-standing partnership with Komen affiliates, leaders and volunteers.  In our shared commitment to ensuring that all women have access to breast health services regardless of income, the Komen-funded Planned Parenthood programs have helped thousands of women in rural and underserved communities get breast health education, screenings, and referrals for mammograms. We are proud to continue this work together.”

The Komen Foundation has not really recovered from the public relations disaster of their Planned Parenthood decision. The group insists the change in leadership is not related to the Planned Parenthood incident, but, frankly, the damage to the brand has been so severe a change in leadership is the organization’s only hope at fully recovering. With any luck a change in leadership will refocus the group away from the commercialization of breast cancer and pink-washing and back toward helping women and finding a cure for breast cancer.

 

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8:32PM PDT on Aug 22, 2012

Planned Parenthood has helped me in the past and I will continue to support their efforts.

Cecile Richards, President of Planned Parenthood Federation of America said the following in response to the news. “Nancy Brinker, Elizabeth Thompson, and the Susan G. Komen for the Cure Foundation have made profound contributions to women’s health. They have helped elevate the importance of breast cancer detection and prevention nationwide.”

That's good enough for me. Mistakes were made and they are working together again.

9:34AM PDT on Aug 16, 2012

support PP directly, and boycott komen.. I hope they go under completely.... I find it so sad that women are not supporting each other...

8:38PM PDT on Aug 13, 2012

NO and no.

10:29AM PDT on Aug 13, 2012

Not so fast. It's all just window dressing until Nancy Brinker is gone.

8:32AM PDT on Aug 13, 2012

At this point I really don't know why they are still trying. They are not focused on what the organization was started for in the beginning.

6:25AM PDT on Aug 13, 2012

I don't believe Komen will change at all. Not every woman supports women's rights and that is a problem. They don't support women who deserve it which elevates women to a higher status in government or in any area really. . Some women are just enslaved to culture and tradition and can't get free of it. Remember the sufferage when some women didn't think they should be able to vote ? There are many today who are related to the same types.

4:27AM PDT on Aug 13, 2012

Nisu ozbiljna organizacija.

10:23PM PDT on Aug 11, 2012

They advertise the same ole. Run for "the cure" They've turned into a multimillion dollar corporation. So where's the cure? And what do they actually do for women besides collect money and print little pink ribbons? At least Planned Parenthood provides health care.

10:05PM PDT on Aug 11, 2012

Another buffoon-run money grubbing gang!

6:24PM PDT on Aug 11, 2012

I did not support the Komen Foundation before they cut off Planned Parenthood, and never will. Two big reasons: 1) Animal testing 2) Marketing unhealthy, cancer causing products such as KFC, perfume and more.

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