Susan Komen CEO's salary draws fire as donations drop, races are canceled

“Susan Komen CEO’s salary draws fire as donations drop, races are canceled” By Lisa Myers and Talesha Reynolds, NBC News.

When the Susan G. Komen Foundation announced last week that it was canceling half of its 3-Day races next year, the charity blamed the economy. But it also acknowledged that its decision to stop providing . . . → Read More: Susan Komen CEO’s salary draws fire as donations drop, races are canceled

Did Backlash Prompt Komen’s Cancellations?

“Did Backlash Prompt Komen’s Cancellations?” By Winston Ross, The Daily Beast.

Lisa Bonchek Adams hopped off the Komen “bandwagon” years ago, long before the charity that puts on “Race For The Cure” events all over the world threatened to yank its funding for Planned Parenthood. Adams was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2006, and in . . . → Read More: Did Backlash Prompt Komen’s Cancellations?

The sad decline of Komen for the Cure

“The sad decline of Komen for the Cure.” By Mary Elizabeth Williams, Salon.

The streets will be a little less pink next year. One of the world’s most prominent breast cancer organizations, Susan G. Komen for the Cure, announced this week it’s canceling its annual “3-Day” fundraising event — a “60-mile walk for women and . . . → Read More: The sad decline of Komen for the Cure

Why is Nancy Brinker still CEO of the Susan G. Komen foundation?

“Why is Nancy Brinker still CEO of the Susan G. Komen foundation?” By Jena McGregor, The Washington Post.

The Susan G. Komen foundation announced Monday that in 2014 the breast cancer charity would be cancelling seven of its three-day walks, or half of its annual multi-day events. The organization said the cancellations were a result . . . → Read More: Why is Nancy Brinker still CEO of the Susan G. Komen foundation?

Why did Komen for the Cure give Nancy Brinker a 64 percent raise?

“Why did Komen for the Cure give Nancy Brinker a 64 percent raise?” By Mary Elizabeth Williams, Salon.com.

Komen, already under fire for shrinking contributions for breast cancer research, paid its CEO $684,000 last year.

In 2012, the breast cancer organization ignited a firestorm by announcing it was pulling its funding for breast cancer screenings . . . → Read More: Why did Komen for the Cure give Nancy Brinker a 64 percent raise?

Our Feel-Good War on Breast Cancer

“Our Feel-Good War on Breast Cancer.” By Peggy Orenstein, The New York Times Magazine.

I used to believe that a mammogram saved my life. I even wrote that in the pages of this magazine. It was 1996, and I had just turned 35 when my doctor sent me for an initial screening — a . . . → Read More: Our Feel-Good War on Breast Cancer

Bringing on the pink

Published in the Philadelphia Inquirer

Komen Race for the Cure participants pitched pink tents and wacky signs in the Pennsylvania Convention Center this month. APRIL SAUL / Staff Photographer

Every October, as surely as the leaves turn, Susan G. Komen for the Cure’s pink-ribbon celebration marks Breast Cancer Awareness Month. But when a . . . → Read More: Bringing on the pink

Komen CEO's Resignation Only Makes Critics Angrier

“Komen CEO’s Resignation Only Makes Critics Angrier.” By Holly Hall, The Chronicle of Philanthropy

Susan G. Komen for the Cure may have hoped to halt a sharp drop in donations just ahead of its busy fall fundraising season, but instead it has made many disgruntled donors even angrier. The breast-cancer charity made big leadership changes . . . → Read More: Komen CEO’s Resignation Only Makes Critics Angrier