Susan G. Komen for the Cure
The Susan G. Komen for the Cure foundation’s Greater New York City affiliate honored 1010 WINS Tuesday at for a 25-year partnership in creating breast cancer awareness.
Dr. Dara Richardson-Heron will step down from her position with Susan G. Komen for the Cure at the end of April. She said in a statement that she was leaving to “pursue new career opportunities.”
Karen Handel, the charity’s vice president for public policy, told Komen officials she supported the move to cut off funding for Planned Parenthood.
“It just feels like it’s all tarnished now,” said former supporter Dorothy Twinney. “Honestly, I’m not sure what they can do to change that.”
“We want to apologize to the American public for recent decisions that cast doubt upon our commitment to our mission of saving women’s lives,” the group said in a statement.
Planned Parenthood officials believe the charity caved in to the anti-abortion lobby.