Thursday, February 09, 2012

Heckuva job, Nancy.

She's gotta go.

A major fundraiser for Susan G Komen for the Cure, the breast cancer advocacy group at the centre of a row over its funding cut to Planned Parenthood, has called for the organisation to "clean house" at the top, starting with the resignation of its founder Nancy Brinker.

Eve Ellis, a former board member of affiliate group Komen New York City, said she does not believe Brinker's claims that the cuts were not politically motivated and, as a result, no longer trusts Komen as an organisation. A passionate supporter and board member of six years standing who has raised $250,000 for Komen NYC, Ellis has cut all ties to the group.

She describes Komen's moves to try to restore public confidence – including a U-turn on the funding cut and the resignation of vice-president, Karen Handel, on Tuesday – as "not enough".

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