Friday, February 3, 2012

Susan G. Komen Apology From CEO Nancy G. Brinker

Here's the statement from the Komen Foundation, "Statement from Susan G. Komen Board of Directors and Founder and CEO Nancy G. Brinker."

And see Los Angeles Times, "Consultants weigh in on how Komen for the Cure handled the crisis":
The days-long roller coaster of statements and reactions from Susan G. Komen for the Cure about Planned Parenthood is a good lesson in bad crisis management, say consultants who have been watching the events unfold.

The situation has been a "total embarrassment" for Komen, said Tom Madden, chief executive of TransMedia Group, a Boca Raton, Fla.-based public relations ad crisis management company. "There should have been a lot of thought through that kind of decision, and it sounds to me like the ramifications and pressures they were under were not anticipated, which was a failure of planning. I can't believe an organization like Komen wasn't aware of what was going on."
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Actually, Komen did know what was going on, but I doubt they anticipated how intense the reaction would be. For progressives, if you're not pro-abortion you're basically a Nazi.

I'm sure I'll have more on this ...


Bruce Hall said...

I'm not at all surprised that there was this outburst against the Cure organization.

But what confuses me more is why an organization whose mission is to save the lives of women from cancer ever affiliated themselves with an organization whose mission is to prevent children from being born. Simply having PP pass on funds to clinics for mammograms is something Cure could have done themselves without the baggage.

mike said...

SGK caved after one day. Pathetic. I've given to this organization in the past, taken part in all kinds of "pink ribbon" evens. No more. The Komen organization is dead to me. They are supposedly all for women's health, but still give hundreds of thousands to an organization that thinks it's perfectly OK to kill babies in the womb (death being something many doctors now consider to be "unhealthy"). So take your friggin' pink ribbon and stick it you know where.