Two years after anti-abortion groups targeted the nation’s largest breast cancer foundation for its grantmaking — and the foundation briefly capitulated — the extent of injuries suffered by Susan G. Komen for the Cure is becoming clear, both nationally and locally.
On the eve of its signature fundraiser in West Palm Beach, the Race for the Cure has registered just 12,000 runners, down from 20,000 runners it attracted before Komen stopped and then restarted its funding of Planned Parenthood in early 2012. As of Thursday, registrations and donations were trending down by more than $130,000 from the same point last year.
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Race for the Cure
When: Saturday, 7:30 a.m.
Where: Meyer Ampitheatre, West Palm Beach.
Races: Women’s 5K, men’s 5K, team 5K walk, individual 5K walk, kids run (ages 6-12), tots run (5 and younger).
For more information: (561) 514-3020.
Komen support falling
National contributions, sponsorships and race entry fees:
Fiscal year ending March 31, 2013: $270 million
Fiscal year ending March 31, 2012: $348 million
SOURCE: Susan G. Komen for the Cure
As of Thursday, the local Race for the Cure’s registrations and donations were trending down by more than $130,000 from the same point last year.
Source: Susan G. Komen South Florida
Planned Parenthood support falling
Grants and contributions
Fiscal year ending June 30, 2012: $155 million
Fiscal year ending June 30, 2011: $179.5 million
SOURCE: IRS 990 fiscal year ending June 30, 2012
Where to register
- online at KomenSouthFlorida.org
- Fit2Run or Dillards at The Mall at Wellington Green, 10 a.m.-7 p.m.
- Post Centennial Park, Flagler Drive at Fern and Evernia Streets, 10 a.m.-7 p.m., Friday; 5:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m., Saturday.