Since Susan G, Komen has declared of pulling the annual funding from Planned Parenthood for breast cancer screenings, women have been left confused to be a part of Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure or not.
However, it has been revealed that both donations and even participation rates have fallen for the world’s largest breast cancer charity since it declared of the cuts to the family planning, birth control and abortion group. The charity each year organizes around 134 events in US to raise funds.
Figures unveiled that there has been a reduction in the registration rates by 40% in Washington, D. C. in comparison to last years, almost 11,000 participants less took part in Indiana race and the Northern New Jersey was able to raise half a million less than its contribution last year.
Nevertheless, in case of San Francisco 5K registration, the stats are 50% less than previous years’ figures. The charity’s biggest fundraiser event, Komen Greater NYC Race for the Cure in Central Park, has also been drastically affected. In 2011, more than 21,000 people participated, who were able to raise $6 million, in comparison this year, only 5,250 people have participated.
Jennifer Bolstad, a breast cancer survivor, who won twice, said, “I’m not coming back to defend my title this year”.
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