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Some Komen Races Miss Their Goals
Wall Street Journal ^ | 6/26/2012 | AMY DOCKSER MARCUS AND MELANIE GRAYCE WEST

Posted on 03/27/2012 7:02:55 AM PDT by Badabing Badablonde

The breast-cancer charity Susan G. Komen for the Cure continues to face fallout from its Planned Parenthood controversy, as some affiliates report declines in fundraising and attendance at the group's signature races and a series of high-level executives have departed.

Eric Brinker, a businessman and son of Komen's founder, has stepped down from the charity's board of directors, Komen said. Last week, the head of Komen's Greater New York City affiliate said she would step down.

The nonprofit's decision to stop funding breast-cancer screening and education at Planned Parenthood clinics set off a controversy last month.

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1 posted on 03/27/2012 7:02:56 AM PDT by Badabing Badablonde
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To: Badabing Badablonde

Pity.....while I have not been personally touched by the issue of breast cancer, nor any of my family or close friends, it is a worthwhile cause. But prior to the Planned Parenthood debacle, I had become jaded with the “cause du jour” tone of the charity. I’ve been throwing my support more towards the red dress movement, and raising awareness of cardiac care for women.


2 posted on 03/27/2012 7:06:16 AM PDT by Badabing Badablonde (New to the internet? CLICK HERE)
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To: Badabing Badablonde
Komen royally screwed themselves. They did the seemingly impossible and managed to piss off both the radical feminists and the conservative right. Now they are in a situation where the radical feminists are boycotting because they cut of funding to planned parenthood and the conservative right is boycotting because they restored the funding.
3 posted on 03/27/2012 7:06:24 AM PDT by apillar
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To: apillar

So true....its imploding.


4 posted on 03/27/2012 7:09:11 AM PDT by Badabing Badablonde (New to the internet? CLICK HERE)
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To: Badabing Badablonde

Good—they never should have invested themselves and my(former) contributions to murdering babies.


5 posted on 03/27/2012 7:10:08 AM PDT by freeangel ( (free speech is only good until someone else doesn't like it)
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To: Badabing Badablonde

Wonder if family registration will return next year after this year’s abysmal failure for fundraising? Because last year, a family could register, and all the family members could fundraise, but this year, they wanted a form and a fee for each and every person... Family of four last year: $95. This year: $120, plus 3 more pieces of paper.


6 posted on 03/27/2012 7:11:17 AM PDT by kingu (Everything starts with slashing the size and scope of the federal government.)
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To: Badabing Badablonde; lilycicero; MaryLou1; glock rocks; JPG; Monkey Face; RIghtwardHo; ...
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7 posted on 03/27/2012 7:13:03 AM PDT by narses
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To: kingu

Hmph! Well, there are costs to joining a country club charity with such illustrious members........I mean, all the cool people in Hollywood are on board! /sarcasm


8 posted on 03/27/2012 7:13:58 AM PDT by Badabing Badablonde (New to the internet? CLICK HERE)
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To: Badabing Badablonde

My sweet wife says she’ll not give them another cent.


9 posted on 03/27/2012 7:16:07 AM PDT by eCSMaster (Conservative patriots, Rise up!)
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To: Badabing Badablonde

Good!!

Despite being pushed by local media.


10 posted on 03/27/2012 7:19:23 AM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: Badabing Badablonde

Pity?

The money isn’t going to research, its going to Planned Parenthood, a billion-dollar corporation. Is that what “charity” is for?


11 posted on 03/27/2012 7:20:06 AM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: GeronL

Uh, yeah, that’s a pity.


12 posted on 03/27/2012 7:21:38 AM PDT by Badabing Badablonde (New to the internet? CLICK HERE)
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To: Badabing Badablonde

One major problem with Komen is that it only includes the kill cancer at all costs old school oncology.

There is evidence that actually keeping your immune system and feeding and designing a healthy lifestyle for the patient can give them more life at better quality.

Old school oncology is often an attempt to cure a hangnail by chopping off the finger.

When some patients are fed only nourishing food and large amounts of deficient hormones, vitamins, etc, they stay well, no sickness, loss of strength, hair, or life, but instead live a full, long life sometimes with a present tumor or even losing it. But even with the breast cancer tumor being present, the patients live a great life, something like people with HIV do. Since this is happening more and more, these moneybags foundations should at least include more support for healthful treatment research rather than focusing only on the pitiable bald chemo patients. Sometimes it reminds me, sadly, of the beggars in India deliberately maiming themselves so they make more money.

And my heart goes out to all the patients who endure chemo. I think it’s barbaric to kill off the immune system that Gd intended to keep us healthy with.


13 posted on 03/27/2012 7:22:12 AM PDT by Yaelle (Santorum 2012 - our sole chance to stop the Rominee)
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To: Badabing Badablonde

Good, maybe now we won’t have to see pink football shoes, pink bats, and pink race cars anymore!!


14 posted on 03/27/2012 7:24:28 AM PDT by taillightchaser (Third party=four more years of marxism)
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To: Yaelle

Interesting..........knowing little to nothing about cancer and its treatment, I find your comments fascinating. I heard last week that Steve Jobs tried to cure himself with diet and vitamins and herbs, knowledge he gained by doing his own research, and was actually making some progress when the cancer overtook him. And that’s just a guy surfing the internet. We hear all the time about how we lower our health risks by just not drinking, smoking, by eating right, exercising, getting sun, and getting a decent amount of rest, and lowering stress. Which just proves my point that for the most part, we humans were made with a powerful ability to heal ourselves, which we seldom give credit to.


15 posted on 03/27/2012 7:37:01 AM PDT by Badabing Badablonde (New to the internet? CLICK HERE)
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To: Badabing Badablonde

I’ve done the 60 mile in three days Komen two times. The PP issue bothered me but I wore and passed out pink precious feet.

This year I’m walking in the Avon walk. There are several during the year but I’m doing the one in Charlotte NC in October. Any freepers with bad stuff about Avon let me know. I like the fact that they post on their website where their money goes. I waded into that but couldn’t find PP anywhere. Plus its only two days and half the money to raise. Anyone wanting to donate, freepermail me.


16 posted on 03/27/2012 7:38:02 AM PDT by Mercat
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To: Badabing Badablonde

Higher mama’s boy rankers push this crap on soldiers in garrisons. It’s a disgusting federally sponsored racket. Communist try to highjack and insert themselves as to be defended by the Army in the future. It’s so unconstitutional. Our nation is termite infestated.


17 posted on 03/27/2012 7:56:55 AM PDT by JudgemAll (Democrats Fed. job-security Whorocracy & hate:hypocrites must be gay like us or be tested/crucified)
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To: Mercat

American Life League wrote this about Avon in February:

http://www.all.org/article/index/id/MzczNQ

Planned Parenthood isn’t the only pro-abortion group to watch out for


18 posted on 03/27/2012 8:00:00 AM PDT by surroundedbyblue (Live the message of Fatima - pray & do penance!)
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To: apillar

[ Komen royally screwed themselves. They did the seemingly impossible and managed to piss off both the radical feminists and the conservative right. Now they are in a situation where the radical feminists are boycotting because they cut of funding to planned parenthood and the conservative right is boycotting because they restored the funding. ]

I hate to say it but Komen shoudl have taken a page from the “progressive” playbook and gradually cut off funding for unPlanned unParenthood over several years. The reason the antithetical agenda of the left has become so mainstream is because they do things so gradually the frog doesn;t realize it is being boiled alive.....

We have been boiled to death, need to start lowering the temprature, but not to much to fast of they will revolt in self righeous indignation.


19 posted on 03/27/2012 8:31:10 AM PDT by GraceG
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To: Badabing Badablonde
Steve Jobs probably instigated his cancer with the crazy diets he started when he was in college up in Oregon. Fruitarian, macrobiotic, vegetarian with fasting for weeks on end, plus the LSD and other drugs that he took while living on the "apple farm"... not exactly good for your pancreas.

I highly recommend watching the story of Kris Carr, who made a documentary about her investigations into different holistic treatments after being diagnosed with Stage 4 liver cancer. That was in 2006 and she's still around and looking very good. It's called "Crazy Sexy Cancer" (unfortunate title, I know) and she has a blog. If I recall correctly, she found that her tumors grew after doing a macrobiotic vegetarian diet for a few months (which is what Jobs followed). She focuses on detoxifying the body through different means (saunas, for one). But I just saw that she's released a diet book and it is vegetarian, so maybe I'm wrong about that.

20 posted on 03/27/2012 8:34:47 AM PDT by ponygirl (Be Breitbart.)
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To: Badabing Badablonde
"Pity.....it is a worthwhile cause."

Is it? Serious question. What does the money they raise really go to?

21 posted on 03/27/2012 8:43:55 AM PDT by mlo
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To: Badabing Badablonde

There is a good book to start with, and lots of info on the web. The book is Knockout by Suzanne somers. Forget her cheesy acting on Three’s Company; the book isn’t about her and barely even by her. Each chapter is an interview with specialists, many MDs, who dare to buck the conventional kill-the-baby-with -the -bath water chemotherapy and who cure people or turn their cancer into something manageable that doesn’t make them sick or shorten their lifespan.

I think anyone who has cancer or knows someone with cancer should read it. Then do more research.

One day the balding, weakening, life-shortening chemo may be seen like leeches and bloodletting.

(I’m not saying it hasn’t helped anyone. But we need to be aware of better treatments down the line by changing our paradigm. I grew up thinking cancer patients went bald. )


22 posted on 03/27/2012 8:46:48 AM PDT by Yaelle (Santorum 2012 - our sole chance to stop the Rominee)
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To: apillar
Now they are in a situation where the radical feminists are boycotting because they cut of funding to planned parenthood and the conservative right is boycotting because they restored the funding.

At this point, I don't think the loss of funds is due to the feminists. If they hadn't restored the grants to PP, I betcha the race revenue would still be on target. I might have even ran in one.

23 posted on 03/27/2012 9:16:27 AM PDT by Tribune7 (GAS WAS $1.85 per gallon on the day Obama was Inaugurated! - - freeper Gaffer)
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To: Badabing Badablonde

Who should give money to a foundation who caves to butchers, not anyone I know anymore, these liberal idiots have managed to set back cancer funding and runs 30 years. Nice job Komen!


24 posted on 03/27/2012 11:28:13 AM PDT by Joshua Marcus
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To: Yaelle; Badabing Badablonde
When some patients are fed only nourishing food and large amounts of deficient hormones, vitamins, etc, they stay well, no sickness, loss of strength, hair, or life, but instead live a full, long life sometimes with a present tumor or even losing it. But even with the breast cancer tumor being present, the patients live a great life, something like people with HIV do. Since this is happening more and more, these moneybags foundations should at least include more support for healthful treatment research rather than focusing only on the pitiable bald chemo patients.

While there is much value in eating nutritiously, there is no evidence that merely eating a healthy diet will slow the spread of cancer. Cancer cells benefit from good nutrition just like any other cells. Furthermore, they tend to grow faster and can be quite aggressive in making sure they get all the nutrients they need. I have used many kinds of cancer cells in research--they *love* good nutrition.

The purpose of chemo and radiotherapy is to kill rapidly growing cells, by interrupting a process like DNA synthesis which happens in growing cells. Unfortunately, some cells grow rapidly but are not cancer cells, which is why the treatments cause such bad side effects. Some current research is based on targeting the chemo drugs directly at the cancer cells, to minimize the number of non-cancer cells killed. Hopefully, those newer targeted therapies will transition to clinical use within the next few years.

What I'm saying is that in the event you ever get cancer (and I sincerely hope you never do), don't rely on diet to save you. You will still need treatment.

25 posted on 03/27/2012 5:43:21 PM PDT by exDemMom (Now that I've finally accepted that I'm living a bad hair life, I'm more at peace with the world.)
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To: Badabing Badablonde

Good Riddance, There are many avenues to give to good causes which will receive more of the donated money and none will go to other evil causes.


26 posted on 03/27/2012 5:54:09 PM PDT by jafojeffsurf (Return to the Constitution)
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To: Badabing Badablonde
I'm sure there are plenty of other breast cancer orgs out there who would enjoy your support. Sometimes the smaller groups do more with the money because they're not weighted down with infrastructure and admin, like big orgs such as Komen, ACS, etc. Here's a listing of cancer research centers across the country. One near you might have info on other non-profits.
27 posted on 03/27/2012 6:07:43 PM PDT by rabidralph
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To: Badabing Badablonde

You have to be pretty special to anger both sides of the political spectrum at the same time.


28 posted on 03/27/2012 6:09:10 PM PDT by rabidralph
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To: Badabing Badablonde

Don’t give to Komen, they are controlled by Planned Parenthood.


29 posted on 03/27/2012 6:14:02 PM PDT by kaehurowing
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To: exDemMom

Thanks. Yes, there are necessary cancer treatments. But there are also some other alternative treatments than chemo. And there are some cancers that can be lived with as a controllable chronic condition. It is time to consider other paradigms than “killing cells.”


30 posted on 03/28/2012 12:27:48 AM PDT by Yaelle (Santorum 2012 - our sole chance to stop the Rominee)
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