Brinker also said she wants to focus on "big idea" projects in addition to the big data conference. Komen for the Cure breast-cancer foundation. Over the decades, Brinker has received much praise and some criticism since founding what is now the world's largest breast cancer organization as a promise to her older sister Susan G. The pink-ribbon cult has somehow persuaded American women that breast cancer is the worst health threat we face, even though we get many other kinds—where's the "living with brain cancer" marketing group? Komen said it withdrew the funding because it has a policy of not funding organizations under Congressional investigation.
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Susan G. Komen Founder Steps Out of Spotlight
Barbara Ehrenreich nailed the issue in her cult-favorite essay, " Welcome to Cancerland ," which discussed the infantilizing and cutesy approach that has taken over the world of breast-cancer care. I think it's safe to say that the decision has become a public-relations disaster for Komen. You can check out its chart here. That is what they do best. She's given to mine. We have given our word.
News A closer look. Jeffrey Goldberg over at The Atlantic reports that, as everyone immediately assumed, Komen was buckling to pressure from anti-abortion activists and staff: Then, four days later, after being hit with a harsh public backlash, it reversed that decision. And I knew that I could lose my job if my cycle was so painful I was down for the count. The Center has a grant application pending for