Susan G Komen’s Problems
You’ve run 2 recent articles about fundraising problems at the Susan G Komen organization, before and after the just-completed Seattle Race For The Cure, but you do your readers a disservice by not reminding them of the full story behind their current problems.
As reported by Ray Henry in the Seattle Times on Feb 7, the founder and CEO of Komen, Nancy Brinker, hired former Georgia Secretary of State and Republican candidate for Georgia governor, Karen Handel, as their Senior Vice President for Public Policy in April 2011. During her years in Georgia politics and her Sarah Palin-supported run for governor, Handel was a very vocal opponent of Planned Parenthood. It should have been no surprise, then, that Komen would eventually adopt an anti-Planned Parenthood policy. Handel resigned her position a few weeks after the policy was made public, as did many Komen executives in protest of that policy, but Nancy Brinker remains as CEO.
Should people put their full trust into Komen again while Brinker is still in charge?