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In the wake of questions regarding the Susan G. Komen Foundation’s lobbying decisions, support of questionable sponsors and the decision to defund Planned Parenthood. I call for CEO Nancy Brinker and VP Karen Handel to resign from the Susan G. Komen Foundation and for the organization refocus on women's health, education and research for a cancer cure.
The Susan G. Komen Foundation has moved away from its mission "to save lives and end breast cancer forever by empowering people, ensuring quality of care for all and energizing science to find the cures."
New leadership is needed to refocus the organization away from the political and back to the needs of cancer patients and survivors as well as the ongoing research for a cure. Until a time when the Komen Foundation can demonstrate a recommitment to its’ mission statement, I pledge my financial support to organizations like the Avon Walk and Planned Parenthood.