Skip to content
Catholic Online Logo

By Catholic Online (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

1/6/2014 (2 years ago)

Catholic Online (www.catholic.org)

Susan G. Komen for the Cure experienced drastic drop-offs in contributions, participation following decision

The cancer research fundraising organization, Susan G. Komen for the Cure, experienced a 22 percent drop in contributions. Some attribute it to the controversy which arose after it stopped giving grants to Planned Parenthood. The decision was reversed - but the fallout was most definitely felt.

'We just hope that people will continue to understand that our work is very important,' Susan G. Komen for the Cure Andrea Rader spokeswoman says.

"We just hope that people will continue to understand that our work is very important," Susan G. Komen for the Cure Andrea Rader spokeswoman says.

Highlights

By Catholic Online (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

Catholic Online (www.catholic.org)

1/6/2014 (2 years ago)

Published in Business & Economics

Keywords: Susan G. Komen for the Cure, Planned Parenthood, cancer research, controversy


LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online) - Donations dropped from about $164 million from the fiscal year ending in March 2012 to $128 million in the year ending March 2013. These figures were confirmed in an audit posted on the organization's Web site this week. A spokeswoman for the Dallas-based breast cancer charity said contributions, including donations and corporate sponsorships, have noticeably declined.

The organization's plan to stop offering grants to Planned Parenthood in January 2012 was controversial. Hailed by Pro-Life Americans, it brought recrimination from Planned Parenthood. Several executives ended up leaving the organization. Fewer people took part in its fundraising Races for the Cure across the country.

The Komen organization announced last summer that it would cancel half of its three-day charity walks due to a drop in participation. The statements also showed that revenue from Race for the Cure and three-day events had a 19 percent drop for the same fiscal period, falling from about $258 million to $208 million.

Bottom line: Total revenue, which included the race fees, contributions, other fundraising and interest, dropped 18 percent in that time period -- from $399 million to $325 million.

While Komen spokeswoman Andrea Rader attributed the drops to the Planned Parenthood controversy, others disagree strongly. Other factors included economic uncertainty and other events vying for charity dollars.In addition, some former Pro-Life donors withdrew support after Komen changed its decision based on Planned Parenthoods pressure.

Rader said the organization is seeing its numbers stabilize and noted Komen currently has 150 corporate sponsors. She hopes that people originally angered by the Planned Parenthood issue are coming around because they know what Komen does for their community. "They tend to say, 'OK, we were mad about that but we're not mad anymore,'" she said. "We just hope that people will continue to understand that our work is very important," Rader said.

There is another side to the controversy.

Komen had given over half a million dollars to Planned Parenthood in 2012 alone. The money was supposed to be used for the noble purpose of breast cancer screening and breast health services. When they announced they would no longer grant Planned Parenthood any funds because they were under investigation, Planned Parenthood cried foul. Planned Parenthood was the subject of a Congressional investigation for using tax payer funds for abortion services. In fact, there is a cloud over much of their operation for good reason.

The head of Planned Parenthood's digital bullying effort told the New York Times,  "I think this was a tipping point for us. I think something has happened, where people are upset that two great organizations that have this shared mission were now in this difficult position. And so, we have been seeing that response through our supporters, some of whom were not our supporters before Tuesday afternoon."

The largest abortion provider in the United States, Planned Parenthood, displayed a digital form of bullying which should cause grave concern.Under its unrelenting media pressure, the Susan G Komen for the Cure Foundation backed down.

Planned Parenthood blamed the decision by the Susan G Komen Foundation to cease giving it grants on "anti-abortion activists". By that term they mean people who insist that the child in the womb is our neighbor. People who reject the profane idea that killing our first neighbors can ever be a "right" since it is always wrong to take innocent human life.  People who defend the fundamental Human Right to Life of every person, no matter how small.

In effect, every person who recognizes that the child in the womb is our neighbor, and it is always and everywhere wrong to take the innocent life of a neighbor. 

When an organization like Planned Parenthood receives a grant - or a subsidy - it may argue that it uses that particular money for a purpose other than the taking of innocent life through abortion, but the argument is a ruse. It is a deadly shell game. Money is fungible, or interchangeable. The very fact that the money came in allows other funds to be used for providing abortions.

The story is far from over.We will keep reporting on Planned Parenthood's insidious activities.

Pope Francis calls for your 'prayer and action'...

---


Pope Francis: end world hunger through 'Prayer and Action'


Copyright 2015 - Distributed by THE CALIFORNIA NETWORK

Pope Francis Prayer Intentions for February 2016
Universal:
That prisoners, especially the young, may be able to rebuild lives of dignity.
Evangelization: That married people who are separated may find welcome and support in the Christian community.



Comments


More Business & Economics

Will millennials trigger the end of capitalism as we know it? Watch

Image of Millennial voting trends for 2016 indicate the race will be decided between Sanders and Trump (European PressPhoto Agency).

By Thomas Heed (CALIFORNIA NETWORK)

The United States is entering a new era - one in which the new American President is to be decided, robots are taking jobs, Trump is running for the presidency and the economy is sagging dangerously low. What else is headed our way? LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online) - ... continue reading


Driverless cars? Not so fast! Why we'll still be driving ourselves in a hundred years Watch

Image of It's not the AI, but the humans we don't trust.

By Marshall Connolly, Catholic Online (CALIFORNIA NETWORK)

Driverless cars are the wave of the future everyone assumes we'll see within a few years, but sadly, driverless cars are a lot further off then we think. The number of technical and regulatory hurdles are so substantial that they may almost never be overcome. LOS ... continue reading


You won't believe how the U.S. trade deficit relates to unemployment! Watch

Image of The U.S. trade deficit is, in part, due to China's cheap goods (Derek Jones).

By Kenya Sinclair (CALIFORNIA NETWORK)

The U.S. merchandise trade deficit with China reached $365,649,000,000 in 2015. This outrageous number is the result of the United States purchasing goods at low prices and China hardly purchasing anything from America. The result is not only an extreme trade deficit, ... continue reading


ECONOMIC DISASTER LOOMS: Wave of bankruptcies threaten global stability Watch

Image of A leading monetary theorist, William White says that the

By Catholic Online (CALIFORNIA NETWORK)

Waves of bankruptcies worldwide will severely test the world's economic and social stability, Swiss-based chair William White warns. A leading monetary theorist, White says that the "situation is worse than it was in 2007. Our macroeconomic ammunition to fight ... continue reading


Here's what they're really talking about at Davos -- it's not what they want you to think Watch

Image of The world economy is about to tank, or so it seems from the talk at Davos.

By David Drudge (CALIFORNIA NETWORK)

The agenda for Davos is about the future, and is intended to be optimistic, but discussion between the attendees is worrisome as they focus on serious, near-term financial threats. The world economy is on the brink and there are few tools left to fight recession. LOS ... continue reading


GRIM FORECAST: What jobs will be lost in the next FIVE years? A new report has shocking bad news for YOU Watch

Image of The Fourth Industrial Revolution will create a lot of casualties. How are we to cope?

By Marshall Connolly, Catholic Online (CALIFORNIA NETWORK)

A new paper released ahead of the World Economic Forum in Davos predicts that women in particular are at serious risk of losing their jobs within the next several years due to the emergence of new technology. The changes in the marketplace will hit wealthy countries ... continue reading


Retail giant Wal-Mart closing 269 stores in U.S. and Brazil Watch

Image of Of the closures announced Friday, 154 locations will be in the U.S., including the company's 102 smallest-format stores called Wal-Mart Express.

By Catholic Online (CALIFORNIA NETWORK)

Wal-Mart, the uncontested retail giant is just as susceptible to the difficulties of market demands as anybody else is. Wal-Mart has announced that it will be closing 269 markets in both the United States and Brail, the latter the result of a souring economy. ... continue reading


More than $5,000 in taxes collected for every U.S. worker - government still IN DEFICIT Watch

Image of There were 147,439,000 people employed in the United States in December 2014.

By Catholic Online (CALIFORNIA NETWORK)

In what should come as no surprise - tax revenue generated for the first three months of fiscal 2016 -- October through December of 2015 - set an all time record. This did not translate in a reduction of the federal deficit. The Internal revenue Service ... continue reading


U.S. economy to suffer because of China collapse Watch

Image of Chinese markets slid on Thursday, forcing a shutdown.

By Marshall Connolly, Catholic Online (CALIFORNIA NETWORK)

Another day of losses has hit markets around the globe, starting with a slide so fast and so deep in the Chinese markets that trading was halted. The ripples of the Chinese collapse are being felt around the world with U.S. markets dropping at least 1 percent. LOS ... continue reading


World's richest will meet in Davos, to decide how best to DISPOSE of you Watch

Image of The language of the forum is very benevolent, but make no mistake, the people gathering there don't have your best interest in mind. If they did, the world would be a much different place --and they wouldn't need snipers.

By Marshall Connolly, Catholic Online (THE CALIFORNIA NETWORK)

The Davos men are coming, and guess what's on their agenda? How they will carve up the new world created by the Fourth Industrial Revolution. LOS ANGELES, CA (California Network) - Known formally as the World Economic Forum, the annual meeting of the world's most ... continue reading


All Business & Economics News

Newsletters

Newsletter Sign Up icon

Stay up to date with the latest news, information, and special offers

Subscribe to Catholic OnlineYouTube Channel

the FEED
by Catholic Online

Daily Readings

Reading 1, Isaiah 58:9-14
9 Then you will cry for help and Yahweh will answer; you will call and he ... Read More

Psalm, Psalms 86:1-2, 3-4, 5-6
1 [Prayer Of David] Listen to me, Yahweh, answer me, for I am poor and ... Read More

Gospel, Luke 5:27-32
27 When he went out after this, he noticed a tax collector, Levi by name, ... Read More

Saint of the Day

Saint of the Day for February 13th, 2016 Image

St. Catherine de Ricci
February 13: St. Catherine was born in Florence in 1522. Her ... Read More