Komen cancer group sees big drop in contributions, ties fall to Planned Parenthood dispute

January 4, 2014 3:34 PM

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Komen cancer group sees big drop in contributions, ties fall to Planned Parenthood dispute

DALLAS - Susan G. Komen for the Cure saw a 22 per cent drop in contributions in the year following the controversy over its decision, quickly reversed, to stop giving grants to Planned Parenthood for breast cancer screenings.

Citing audited financial statements posted on its website this week, a spokeswoman for the Dallas-based breast cancer charity said contributions — including donations and corporate sponsorships — dropped from about $164 million from the fiscal year ending in March 2012 to $128 million in the year en...

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