Komen Founder Admits to Congress: ‘We Made Mistakes’

Nancy Brinker asks lawmakers to support breast-cancer early-detection program

by Lesley Kennedy • MORE.com Reporter
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We’re sorry—please fund us.

Politico.com reports that’s the word from Nancy Brinker, the founder of Susan G. Komen for the Cure, in a letter she sent to Congress referring to the group’s recent Planned Parenthood controversy. 

“In the past few months, we made mistakes that ultimately raised questions in the community about our commitment to the mission of saving lives,” Brinker says in the letter, according to the political-news website. “We take full responsibility for these missteps and we extend our deepest apologies. Our commitment to ending breast cancer for all women remains unwavering and sincere.”

In the letter, Brinker asks Congress to support the National Breast & Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program, Politico adds.

“Though tough economic conditions present challenges to state and federal budgets, we hope that we can continue to look to you as a supporter of this life-saving program—not for Komen’s sake, but for the thousands of women whose only chance at early detection—and early treatment—is through NBCCEDP,” Brinker writes.

As Brinker says, “mistakes” were made concerning Planned Parenthood. Now, will Congress be forgiving?

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First Published Sun, 2012-04-01 19:40

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