Susan G. Komen Foundation Elbows Out Charities #DontThinkPink

This angers me, too. A friend’s partner died of liver cancer yesterday, and a RL family member is… probably not going to be around for the Relay For Life survivor’s lap in July.

This is unjust; it stratifies cancer charities into “worthy” and “unworthy” if small charities can’t use the phrase or even the word “cure” for their events.

I am still collecting links and trying to verify any relationship between Relay For Life, a charity of the American Cancer Society, and the Susan G Komen Foundation.

I will no longer be buying products using the Susan G Konen foundation logo, ribbon, or color.

I hate pink, anyway. Nasty color. But now I will associate it with injustice and intolerance, not to mention arrogance.

“I used to give money to Komen all the time, but now I’m just kind of wary of them,” she said. “I’m not buying Yoplait yogurt or anything that has the word ‘Komen’ on it. They seem to have forgotten what charity is about.”

Link: Susan G. Komen Foundation Elbows Out Charities Over Use Of The Word 'Cure' – The Huffington Post


Susan G. Komen Foundation Elbows Out Charities #DontThinkPink — 6 Comments

  1. Komen should feel the pain of support and giving redirected to a source like the American Cancer Society. i do not and will not trust an organization unmasked as petty and mean.

  2. I will never ever support the Komen foundation again. It’s very sad when a charity becomes a part of the partisan politics that have paralyzed our government. Its a waste for our taxes to pay for our worthless governement but to donate to such an important cause and have that money be wasted on petty policitcs is unforgivable.

  3. Wondering what you have found on the link between Komen & American cancer society. Here’s the response I recieved when trying to make that determination.

    Relay for life American cancer society. Is this the same as susan g komen relay for life? wrote:
    The same. By the way, here in Minnesota the Komen Relay for Life (last weekend) participation was down 15% from the previous years and they do suggest the “negative publicity” on its link to Planned Parenthood is the reason.

  4. I’m pretty sure that RFL is associated only with American Cancer Society, and not with Susan G. Komen in any formal way. There may have been some cross-pollination in fundraisers with local groups cooperating. I don’t think I trust the source since they have a point of view that would tend to support the action Komen took against Planned Parenthood (they are, after all, an anti-contraception, anti-women’s reproductive rights group, apparently).

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