Charity in trouble? Komen participation dipping nationwide
Komen events see fundraising drop
- Duration 3:14
- Date Oct 19, 2012
Komen events see fundraising drop
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The Susan G.
Komen foundation one of the nation's most well known breast cancer charities.
Have seen a drop in nearly four million dollars in donations this year.
Is it because of the controversy earlier this year -- -- and decided to.
Not to continue its funding for Planned Parenthood and that of course reversed course well our next guest was ousted.
As a top executive during that controversy and says it is absolutely.
Connected to their loss now in money joining us now is the author of plan to bully hood.
Karen -- the morning Karen.
Good morning -- the numbers are pretty striking this year.
The annual Susan G.
Komen walk to fight breast cancer raised three point eight million dollars.
That's impressive but it's nothing compared to what has been seen in previous years last here.
It was seven million dollars so why have we seen this significant drop do you -- A couple of things you know first let's keep in mind when -- decided.
Against -- doing the Planned Parenthood grants contributions were up significantly over those three days.
When the organization reversed I think there was so much attention in so many more people know about the Planned Parenthood grants that you're seeing an impact there.
Secondly I don't think that we can discount the economic factors here let's keep in mind that for this particular event the komen three day an individual has to raise 2300 dollars even to participate.
That's a really heavy lift in this economic climate.
Well sure but -- let's remember that last year when the recession was also you know in full swing certainly as much as this year that he did.
Well Susan G.
Komen did raised seven million so it seems as though the controversy.
Over what Susan G.
Komen had done -- Planned Parenthood.
Has taken it stole.
I don't think anybody's disputing that I what I am saying is I think it's a combination of things.
A komen had for some time really been insulated from the economic downturn.
And you know organization is going to be.
Immune from that for forever and I think we're starting to see that but secondly.
You know when it comes to Planned Parenthood organization made a very sound business decision.
Not to continue with grants that were deemed to be low quality grants and then in reversing.
A common sense decision in the best interests of women and -- to the political pressure from Planned Parenthood I think that race a lot of questions for people.
About by the way there was so much misinformation -- confusion.
About Susan G.
Komen vs Planned Parenthood particularly on -- Planned Parenthood front you know it was even just this past debate Tuesday night.
Where President Obama once again said Planned Parenthood offers never grams when in fact that's not really what they do.
Planned Parenthood does not do mammograms they are -- middle woman if you will.
And the president had his information incorrect but what I find interesting is that this continues to be.
Live that Planned Parenthood wants to advance they have.
They're spending close to five million dollars in in campaign ads just to go against Mitt Romney -- promote Barack Obama and it's it's.
Back flashing on them women are turning to Romney in these final weeks got you Karen -- again the book is called plan to bully hood thanks so much for coming in -- your.