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  • Komen organization apologizes for Houston race’s Yom Kippur date

    September 16, 2014 | 9:14 am

    The Susan G. Komen organization apologized for holding its Race for the Cure in Houston on Yom Kippur.

    Komen’s executive director, Ariana Higgins, told the Houston Chronicle that the foundation has learned its lesson following an outcry from the Jewish community. The foundation...

  • Komen official resigns following Planned Parenthood furor

    February 7, 2012 | 12:45 pm

    A senior official at Susan G. Komen For the Cure resigned after the organization was embroiled in controversy over its atempt to defund Planned Parenthood.

    Karen Handel, the breast cancer group’s vice president for public policy, resigned Tuesday, just days after the organization...

  • Birth control fights return to campaigns, with Jews in key posts

    February 7, 2012 | 10:27 am

    Birth control is rapidly gaining steam as an election-year wedge issue, with Jewish advocates lobbying out front and behind the scenes in what is shaping up as a clash between calls for individual freedom and religious liberty.

    Several Jewish groups and lawmakers played a...

  • Komen backs down on Planned Parenthood

    February 3, 2012 | 10:19 am

    Susan G. Komen for the Cure has backed down from its decision not to fund Planned Parenthood.

    In a statement posted Friday morning on its website, Komen’s founder and chief executive officer Nancy Brinkner said the organization was revising a rule that had earlier been used to...

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  • In the war on breast cancer, Israel leads

    November 1, 2010 | 12:58 pm

    Irit Paneth, in and out of remission from breast cancer for more than a decade, was among the thousands who wound their way like a giant pink-and-white ribbon through Jerusalem’s streets in the first Susan G. Komen Foundation’s Race for the Cure held in Israel.

    “What’s important...

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