Monday, June 4, 2012

Susan G. Komen for Support

Perfect! is the way I would describe the weather on June 2, 2012, the morning of the Susan G. Komen Global Race for The Cure in Washington, DC, an event that was established because of a promise Nancy Brinker, founder of the Susan G. Komen for The Cure® (formerly Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation®), made almost thirty years ago to her dying sister, Susan G. Komen, who was battling breast cancer. Komen was only thirty-six when she died.

The Komen organization is known as the world’s largest grassroots network of breast cancer survivors and activists. The organization continues to provide cumulative knowledge and awareness to, not only women, but everyone, to work together to save lives, empower people, ensure quality care for all and energize science to find a cure.

Unfortunately, according to the Associated Press, due to the controversy earlier this year—the Komen organization’s decision to withdraw breast-examination funding from Planned Parenthood—registration for the race was down 36 percent, despite the decision being quickly reversed to continue to fund Planned Parenthood.

As a 12-year supporter of the Susan G. Komen for The Cure®, my interest lies in my commitment to help save lives and not in the politics of the organization. I hope that the organization’s partners, sponsors and other supporters would put politics aside and continue their contributions to help the organization fight against breast cancer and continue to save lives.  

Copyright© 2012 Denrique Preudhomme. All Rights Reserved.

RIP: Essle Davidson and Hazel Rogers-Dick

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Definitely worth noting and a true example of accountability. I wonder if people will be as responsive throughout this election year, locally and nationally. Will we hold folks accountable for their track records over the past three years.

Anonymous said...

Definitely worth noting and a true example of accountability. I wonder if people will be as responsive throughout this election year, locally and nationally. Will we hold folks accountable for their track records over the past three years.

Anonymous said...

I get involved in corporate behavior. If I find that a company has done something against my interests, I may withdraw my support of them. I do not owe corporations a thing. There are plenty of groups in support of cancer research / funding available.