'Tis the Season for Dallas Restaurant Breast Cancer Fundraisers with Stupid, Sexist Names

“‘Tis the Season for Dallas Restaurant Breast Cancer Fundraisers with Stupid, Sexist Names” By Amy McCarthy, Dallas Observer.

Aside from the fact that no one over the age of 13 should be saying the word “boobies,” there is something troubling in sexualizing a highly dangerous disease, which is what you do when you turn “breast . . . → Read More: ‘Tis the Season for Dallas Restaurant Breast Cancer Fundraisers with Stupid, Sexist Names

The PINK White Elephant

According to Wikipedia, “the term “white elephant” refers to an extravagant but burdensome gift which cannot be easily disposed of, supposedly after the King of Siam gifted rare albino elephants to courtiers who had displeased him, that they might be ruined by the animals’ upkeep costs.” The term is also fitting for a recent campaign . . . → Read More: The PINK White Elephant

Susan G. Komen® Names Dr. Judith Salerno as President and Chief Executive Officer

“Susan G. Komen® Names Dr. Judith Salerno as President and Chief Executive Officer.” Susan G. Komen Press Release.

A nationally known expert in both health policy and research has been named to lead Susan G. Komen, the world’s largest breast cancer organization, as its President and Chief Executive Officer. Susan G. Komen’s Board of Directors . . . → Read More: Susan G. Komen® Names Dr. Judith Salerno as President and Chief Executive Officer

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?

Lance Armstrong, Susan Komen, and Me

A WELL-MEANING PERSON ASKS: “So, have you found life to be more meaningful now that you are a survivor?”

I’ve been asked variations of this question ever since I finished treatment for breast cancer, and my answer has always been some version of the word NO, sometimes with colorful verbiage added to emphasize my . . . → Read More: Lance Armstrong, Susan Komen, and Me