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.
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