Seattle woman arrested for throwing cat poop and frozen chicken at cancer fundraiser runners

Seattle woman arrested for throwing cat poop and frozen chicken at cancer fundraiser runners

SEATTLE, June 3 (UPI) --Seattle police have arrested a woman for throwing frozen chicken and cat feces at runners during the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure fundraiser Sunday.
Evan Bleier
Mary J. Blige, Cricket donate $10K for fight against breast cancer

Mary J. Blige, Cricket donate $10K for fight against breast cancer

SAN DIEGO, Oct. 16 (UPI) -- Cricket Wireless and Mary J. Blige have announced plans to donate $10,000 to Susan G. Komen for the Cure in San Diego County, Calif.

Breast cancer charity rejects donation from topless show

LAS VEGAS, Oct. 2 (UPI) -- Performers in a Las Vegas topless dance show said they were shocked when breast cancer charity Susan G. Komen for the Cure declined a portion of ticket sales.

Komen cancels three-day walks in Washington, six cities

WASHINGTON, June 5 (UPI) -- The Susan G. Komen foundation will not hold its signature three-day walk next year in Washington and six other cities, officials said.

Numbers down for Komen Chicago walk

CHICAGO, Aug. 11 (UPI) -- The number of participants in the three-day Susan G. Komen for the Cure walk in the Chicago area dipped 30 percent this year, organizers said.

Komen for the Cure management shaken up

DALLAS, Aug. 8 (UPI) -- Officials of the Susan G. Komen for the Cure in Dallas announced Wednesday it is looking for a president, chief executive and chief operating officer.

Study: Charity omitted mammogram downside

LEBANON, N.H., Aug. 3 (UPI) -- The world's largest breast cancer charity may be leaving out the downside to breast cancer screening in promoting mammography, U.S. researchers say.
Susan G. Komen chapter: Donations down

Susan G. Komen chapter: Donations down

NEWARK, N.J., June 21 (UPI) -- A New Jersey chapter of Susan G. Komen for the Cure said the flap over the breast-cancer charity's ties to Planned Parenthood has hurt fundraising.

Fewer walkers in D.C. at Komen event

WASHINGTON, June 2 (UPI) -- The annual Race for the Cure breast cancer walk in Washington was down by 12,000 participants this year, organizers said Saturday
Komen fundraising down in Indiana

Komen fundraising down in Indiana

INDIANAPOLIS, April 11 (UPI) -- Organizers of this year's Susan G. Komen for the Cure race in Indianapolis report registration is way down following the Planned Parenthood controversy.
Karen Handel resigns from Komen

Karen Handel resigns from Komen

ATLANTA, Feb. 7 (UPI) -- Karen Handel, a former GOP politician in Georgia, resigned Tuesday from Susan G. Komen for the Cure in the wake of the flap over funding Planned Parenthood.
Planned Parenthood donations swell

Planned Parenthood donations swell

WASHINGTON, Feb. 2 (UPI) -- Donations to Planned Parenthood have soared since the Susan G. Komen for the Cure Foundation cut donations to the group, officials said.

Cancer group cuts off Planned Parenthood

WASHINGTON, Feb. 1 (UPI) -- A Planned Parenthood official says "right-wing groups" pressured Susan G. Komen for the Cure into ending grants to the U.S. reproductive health organization.

LifeWay pulls pink Bibles

NASHVILLE, Dec. 15 (UPI) -- A Christian products store in Nashville says it will no longer sell a pink Bible because sales benefited a charity with ties to Planned Parenthood.

Firefighters' pink shirts banned in public

UNION CITY, N.J., Oct. 18 (UPI) -- Firefighters in New Jersey said they were outraged to be told they could not wear pink T-shirts for Breast Cancer Awareness Month while on the job.
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Hala Moddelmog, M.A., CEO, Susan G. Komen For the Cure, testifies during a Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee hearing on Cancer challenges and opportunities in the 21st century on Capitol Hill in Washington on May 8, 2008. (UPI Photo/Patrick D. McDermott)

Susan G. Komen for the Cure, formerly known as The Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation, often referred to as simply Komen, is the most widely known, largest and best-funded breast cancer organization in the US.

Since its inception in 1982, Komen has invested nearly $2 billion for breast cancer research, education, advocacy, health services and social support programs in the U.S., and through partnerships in more than 50 countries. Today, Komen has more than 100,000 volunteers working in a network of 124 affiliates worldwide. As of March 2011, Komen is listed on Charity Navigator with the site's highest rating of four stars. According to the Harris Interactive 2010 EquiTrend annual brand equity poll, Komen is one of the most trusted nonprofit organizations in America. However, the organization has been criticized for its use of donor funds, as well as its choice of sponsor affiliations and its role in commercial cause marketing.

Susan Goodman, later Susan Goodman Komen, was born in 1943 in Peoria, Illinois, and was diagnosed with breast cancer at the age of 33. She died three years later, at the age of 36, in 1980. Komen's younger sister, Nancy Goodman Brinker, who felt that Susan's outcome might have been better if patients knew more about cancer and its treatment, made a promise to her sister that she would do everything she could to end breast cancer. To fulfill that promise, Brinker founded the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation in Komen's memory in 1982.

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