NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — The head of the greater New York City affiliate of the nation’s pre-eminent breast-cancer charity has announced her resignation.Suffolk County Police Officer In Critical Condition After Being Stabbed By Suspect Following Crash
“It has been a true honor and privilege to work collaboratively with each of you over the past four years,” she said. “I hope you are as proud as I am of all that we have accomplished together, most importantly our success in increasing grassroots community grant funding each year to enhance breast health services and supports in the greater New York metropolitan area despite some of the most difficult economic times in recent history.”READ MORE: 12-Year-Old Shot In Brooklyn Remains Hospitalized, Police Searching For Gunman
Richardson-Heron was a critic of the national organization’s decision last month to cut funding for some Planned Parenthood affiliates. The national organization later backtracked and said it would continue to fund Planned Parenthood.
The New York chapter of Komen provides $4.8 million in grants in support of breast-cancer research and education.MORE NEWS: Sanitation Worker Dies After Being Struck By Car In Brooklyn, Police Searching For Driver
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