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  1. #1
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    Tell the board of Susan G. Komen: Don't throw Planned Parenthood under the bus!

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    Please consider signing the attached petition to protest the actions of the Susan G. Komen organization. I find this very upsetting. Regardless of your political views, in my opinion, this is another attempt to Divide and Conquer Women and our rights to quality and educational health care. I can no longer support the Susan G Komen foundation and while I didn't now Susan, I find it impossible to believe this would have been her wish or her sister's wish.
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    Exclamation

    Done! How ignorant!!!!
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    Signed and shared.
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    Signed and shared. I hope they changed their minds but in the meantime there are so many great runs, swims, rides, tri's, climbs .... that help the cause I think it'd be great if athletes send a copy of registration for other events, your rider number ... "Don't throw Planned Patenthood under the bus and I run!"

    So just starting a list like this one for the Breast Cancer fund:

    http://www.seejanerun.com/t-See-Jane...on-and-5K.aspx
    Last edited by Trek420; 02-01-2012 at 10:41 AM.
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    I signed and shared also.

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    There are worthier breast cancer charities in any case IMO. Trek mentioned the Breast Cancer Fund. Breast Cancer Action is another one. Then we can donate directly to PP.
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    Quote Originally Posted by OakLeaf View Post
    There are worthier breast cancer charities in any case IMO. Trek mentioned the Breast Cancer Fund. Breast Cancer Action is another one. Then we can donate directly to PP.
    And you could swim and send a letter with your ear plugs.

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    I'm so angry about this I don't know what to do with myself. Komen is the fund I have named in my will, they are the ones I donate to every year, I support others who do their runs/walks/races. No more.

    I called my lawyer to have that section removed from my will, they will never see another dime from me. Politicizing women's health is reprehensible.

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    I was thinking of the Danskin Tri but they are to the same beneficiary so will have to try another tri ..... and in Canada one could do this:

    http://va11.conquercancer.ca
    Last edited by Trek420; 02-01-2012 at 03:30 PM.
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    Wow, Pax! Good for you for moving to quickly to change things. I would let Komen know - they need to know how much they've ticked off lots of their supporters.

    I will not be supporting them going forward either!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pax View Post
    I'm so angry about this I don't know what to do with myself. Komen is the fund I have named in my will, they are the ones I donate to every year, I support others who do their runs/walks/races. No more.

    I called my lawyer to have that section removed from my will, they will never see another dime from me. Politicizing women's health is reprehensible.
    Thank you, Pax! Bless you for doing that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pax View Post
    I'm so angry about this I don't know what to do with myself. Komen is the fund I have named in my will, they are the ones I donate to every year, I support others who do their runs/walks/races. No more.

    I called my lawyer to have that section removed from my will, they will never see another dime from me. Politicizing women's health is reprehensible.
    wow, that's huge. I agree with Blueberry. They should know what they are losing.

    I don't think they realized how bad a move this was. (I think they will soon though)
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    That's tremendous, Pax. Good for you.
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    It's not like my estate will be all that valuable, but it was earmarked for them. I contacted Komen this afternoon and let them know, no reply. I imagine they're being deluged today though.

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    Anyone who donated money in the past year should ask for their money back. SGK changed what they are representing and it's not what you signed up for. They may not refund it but it's sending a message.

    I almost donated for a friend who was doing the walk and for some reason changed my mind. So glad I did. I'm sending a donation to Planned Parenthood instead.

 

 

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