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By Yvonne Wenger and Jill Rosen, The Baltimore Sun | February 3, 2012
As the funding controversy swirled around Susan G. Komen for the Cure this week, much of the criticism was directed not at the group's chief executive but at a Maryland native who serves as a senior policy adviser. Karen Handel, who faced a hard-luck childhood in Prince George's County, has been painted in the media as an architect of the group's decision to stop funding Planned Parenthood, and many critics took aim at her background as a candidate for Georgia governor in 2010. In the Republican primary race — in which she was endorsed by both Mitt Romney and Sarah Palin — she showcased her anti-abortion philosophy and promised to cut state grants to Planned Parenthood.
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By Joe Burris, The Baltimore Sun | October 20, 2013
Participation in the Komen Maryland Race for the Cure dropped for the second straight year, according to officials at the Sunday event. Yet those who braved the blustery climes to take part in the 21st annual event in Hunt Valley said they wouldn't dream of staying away. Thousands of runners, many wearing T-shirts decorated to commemorate loved ones who have either survived or died from cancer, began gathering for the event near the Hunt Valley Towne Centre well before dawn, eager to take part in a 5K competitive run or to walk for the cause.
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By Yvonne Wenger, The Baltimore Sun | February 7, 2012
The resignation of Maryland native Karen Handel from theSusan G. Komen for the Curefoundation on Tuesday could be a first step toward the organization's recovery from a week of negative headlines, comments and tweets. But crisis communications experts say Handel's departure alone won't be enough to restore the goodwill the breast cancer-fighting foundation has lost. Consultant Jeremy Robinson-Leon says Handel's insistence that the decision to pull funding from Planned Parenthood last week was well thought out and approved by the foundation board raises more questions.
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By Ian Duncan, The Baltimore Sun | October 19, 2013
Roads around Hunt Valley will be closed Sunday morning because of the Susan G. Komen Maryland Race for the Cure, according to Baltimore County police. Road closures will begin at 6 a.m. with traffic delays expected in some spots until 11:30 a.m. Police recommend that drivers avoid the area during that period. The route is a loop on streets in the area immediately south of the Hunt Valley Towne Centre. The streets affected by closures include Shawan Road, York Road, McCormick Road, Schilling Road, Beaver Dam Road, Gilroy Road and Schilling Circle.
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Susan Reimer | February 3, 2012
It is no secret. I have never trusted Susan G. Komen for the Cure and its pink ribbons. And the fact that it succumbed to public pressure and agreed Friday to continue its relationship with Planned Parenthood — after announcing a cutoff of funds earlier in the week — has done little to reassure me. To begin with, I always thought it was a lousy way to assign health care and research dollars in this country. ("Hey! Let's all donate to the most popular girl in the class and cure her disease!"
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By Andrea K. Walker, The Baltimore Sun | February 3, 2012
The Susan G. Komen for the Curebreast cancer advocacy and charity group backed away Friday from a plan to slash funding to Planned Parenthood programs, but the public apology might not be enough to repair its damaged image right away. Experts in public relations and crisis management said some may not be ready to accept Komen's reversal. The group said it pulled funding for Planned Parenthood because of internal policy changes, but some perceived the move as driven by political pressure from abortion opponents.
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By Mary Gail Hare and Mary Gail Hare,mary.gail.hare@baltsun.com | October 8, 2009
Karen Meyer, dressed in pink for breast cancer awareness month, gave blood Wednesday at the Red Cross Donor Center in Timonium as part of a new partnership between the relief agency and the Susan G. Komen for the Cure Foundation. Meyer was participating in the first-of-its-kind partnership between the two Maryland nonprofits that urges donors to give hope and give blood. "We have never done something like this," said Robin Prothro, executive director of Susan G. Komen Maryland. "It is a perfect combination of missions and maybe it will open the door for other partnerships."
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By Jill Rosen and Joe Burris | October 19, 2009
Thirty thousand pairs of sneakers. Thirty thousand pink ribbons. Thirty thousand people trying to beat something. n If nothing else, Sunday's Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure was really 30,000 stories. Tales of people whose lives have been somehow touched by breast cancer. Thousands of reasons for showing up to walk or run on a rainy, cold, dreary morning. n Stories of bravery and pain and love. Of courage and collapse, triumph and loss. n Amanda Brennan's story is about her mom. Debra Sawyer's is about fighting.
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January 6, 2008
Betty Lee Hansen Memorial contributions may be made to Susan G. Komen for the Cure
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By HARRY MERRITT | October 8, 2006
IN THE PINK Komen Maryland Race for the Cure, a fundraiser sponsored by the Maryland affiliate of the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation, will take place Oct. 21 in Baltimore. Events include a 5-kilometer race at 8 a.m. and a 1-mile walk at 8:45 a.m., both starting at Conway and Charles streets. For details, visit komenmd.org or call 410-433-7223. [HARRY MERRITT]
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By Dan Connolly and The Baltimore Sun | May 10, 2013
MINNEAPOLIS - An annual Major League Baseball undertaking to provide exposure and money to cancer-awareness charities became embroiled in a bit of a controversy Friday, with an Oriole being one of the players inadvertently involved. On Sunday, as part of its Mother's Day celebration, participating players will wear and use pink equipment - to bring more awareness to breast cancer issues - as they have since 2006. The items will then be auctioned off with proceeds going to charities including Susan G. Komen For The Cure, which has championed breast cancer research for decades.
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By Arda Ocal | May 6, 2013
The successful relationship between WWE and Susan G. Komen will continue, as a special Mother's Day campaign has been launched. “Make Mom Proud” is an awareness campaign to support the fight against breast cancer. The TV and digital campaign, which coincides with Mother's Day, calls on supporters to do something meaningful for their moms and the other important women in their lives. As part of the campaign, WWE will urge fans to support moms by taking steps to educate themselves about the disease, participate in local Susan G. Komen Races in their communities, and donate to Komen, the world's largest nonprofit funder of breast cancer research and community outreach programs.
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By Sam Sessa and The Baltimore Sun | April 12, 2013
DJ and producer Afrojack will open the main stage music lineup at this year's Preakness InfieldFest on May 18, the Maryland Jockey Club announced Friday. Two country singers, Rodney Atkins and Rachel Farley, will round out the Black-Eyed Susan concert on May 17. Rappers Pitbull and Macklemore & Ryan Lewis will headline this year's Preakess InfieldFest May 18 at Pimlico Race Course. And rockers the Goo Goo Dolls will headline the Black-Eyed Susan concert on Preakness Eve -- part of the People's Pink Party, a partnership between Pimlico and Susan G. Komen for the Cure.
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By Jacques Kelly, The Baltimore Sun | April 8, 2013
Bridget Ellen Mooney Spence, who raised funds for the Susan Komen Foundation, died of complications from breast cancer Thursday at her home in Sudbury, Mass. The former Baltimore resident was 29. Born in Baltimore, she was the daughter of William J. Mooney, an accountant, and Dorothy Hermann Mooney, a retired Gilman School teacher. Raised in Pinehurst, she was a 2001 Roland Park Country School graduate. She earned a cum laude degree in international relations from Boston University.
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By Yvonne Wenger, The Baltimore Sun | December 31, 2012
Facing a year of financial trouble that started with a national controversy over dropping monetary support for Planned Parenthood, Komen Maryland told its donors on Friday that the organization is $1 million short of reaching its current fundraising goal. Brittany Fowler, spokeswoman for the Maryland affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure, said cancer patients and survivors in the state could lose services, such as prepared meals, breast exams and aqua therapy, if the organization misses its local $3.1 million target by the end of the current fundraising year, which closes March 31, 2013.
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By Erin Cox, The Baltimore Sun | October 21, 2012
The sun had barely risen Sunday morning as Geneva Frazier shimmied in a conga line, her pink feather boa flouncing while "I Will Survive" blared over the loudspeakers at Komen Maryland's Race for the Cure. This is the fourth year her family has run the Hunt Valley race, and it has been two years since her cousin, Patricia Gross, died of breast cancer . "It's hard," Frazier said. "But it's a celebration. Everybody's here for the same reason. " However, the turnout Sunday was not as big as in previous years.
NEWS
December 17, 2003
On December 16, 2003 JAJEANNE M., beloved wife of William Harrison Priest, of St. Michaels, MD, and loving mother of Sally A. Priest of Gaithersburg, MD. Contributions in her memory may be made to the Susan G. Komen Foundation for Breast Cancer or the Charity of your choice. A Memorial Service to be announced after January 1, 2004.
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November 2, 2006
On October 30, 2006, LaRUE FOXWELL POYER; beloved wife of Charles Poyer, Jr.; devoted mother of Renee Suiter, Charles, III, Glenn and Warren Poyer and Lisa Sly; loving grandmother of Christopher, Tamara, Kristen, Gregory, Ryan, Bradley and Conner. Memorial contributions may be made in her name to Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation, 200 E. Joppa Road, Towson, MD 21286.
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The Baltimore Sun | October 20, 2012
Streets throughout Hunt Valley will be closed temporarily Sunday for the 20th Annual Susan G. Komen Maryland Race for the Cure. Baltimore County police are advising motorists and others to be prepared for detours and delays before, during and after the event. The event includes a 5K Run, a 5K Walk and a 1 Mile Family Fun Walk. The 5K race will start at 8 a.m. The 5K Walk and the 1 Mile Walk will start at 8:30 a.m. All three follow the same course. The entire event is expected to last about three and a half hours.
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