Alternatives to Susan G. Komen®.

Susan G. Komen

Now that Susan G. Komen for the Cure® has been revealed as a far-right organization that places Republican political priorities ahead of women’s health, what can you do about breast cancer? Here are some alternatives.

First, educate yourself about breast cancer. Some places to start:

  • WebMD Breast Cancer Center
  • National Cancer Institute
    Second, direct your time and money to organizations fighting for breast health:

    Planned Parenthood
    Planned Parenthood:

    Planned Parenthood and the patients it cares for are the ones most impacted by Komen’s conservative agenda. You can help make up for Komen’s repudiation of Planned Parenthood by donating directly to Planned Parenthood instead. In many areas, Planned Parenthood is the only organization providing breast health services to poor and low-income women.

    National Breast Cancer Coalition
    National Breast Cancer Coalition:

    “NBCC has grown to include hundreds of organizations, representing several million patients, professionals, women, their families and friends. Coalition members include cancer support, information and service groups, as well as women’s health and provider organizations.” NBCC received a rating of “A” from the American Institute of Philanthropy.

    Breast Cancer Research Fund
    Breast Cancer Research Foundation:

    “Our mission is to achieve prevention and a cure for breast cancer in our lifetime by providing critical funding for innovative clinical and translational research at leading medical centers worldwide, and increasing public awareness about good breast health. Currently, over 90 cents of every dollar donated goes to research and awareness programs.” BCRF received an “A+” rating from the American Institute of Philanthropy.

    Third, you don’t have to trash all your pink ribbon swag. In the United States, the pink ribbon is in the public domain, and anybody can use it. It’s only the “running ribbon” that is trademarked by Susan G. Komen.



    Thanks to Political Left Post for suggestions.

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    3 Responses to Alternatives to Susan G. Komen®.

    1. Brenda says:

      Thank you. I am a double breast cancer survivor and really wanted to join in the Race for the Cure along with others and my doctors who have organized a group but feel that I can no longer, particularly this year, after Susan G. Komen turned this into a political issue. It helps to know that there are others out there feeling the outrage as well.

      • Bill says:

        Congratulations on being a cancer survivor! I know it’s been well over a year since you posted your comment; hopefully, you have found out how slanted this article is and have read the book, “Planned Bullyhood” by Karen Handel. It is extremely insightful.

    2. Bill says:

      If you really want the facts, do the deep research on organizations like Planned Parenthood. The political influence of this so-called “nonprofit” is unbelievable. The largest contributor to Planned Parenthood is the Federal Government with our tax dollars!!! As far as breast cancer research, awareness, or patient care, Planned Parenthood should be covered in RED (not pink!) from embarrassment. Please, please, please educate yourself, know the facts, and learn where your money is going

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