On one hand the contributions that the Komen Org have made are huge. Despite your political stance no one can deny that SGK has made a significant difference. I said I wasn't going to let my emotions play out in this one but its hard, no impossible, knowing that the cancer battle I fought probably would have been a losing one just twenty short years ago. Awareness and science go hand in hand and Susan G Komen's organization was at the forefront of awareness.
At the same time, I am also acutely aware of the significance of early screening and detection. I did not go into that first mammogram with even the smallest inkling of something amiss. If I had a dollar for every time someone asked me if I suspected/felt something...you know the rest of that line.....but no, I did not. I did not suspect a thing. I fully intended to leave the baseline of my mammogram in the hands of my doc, walk out the clinic, and throw my kids and gear into a Landcruiser headed towards an island. Not. a. clue. So, consider me for a sec. I am a self -proclaimed poster child for early detection. I was fortunate enough to have the accessibility of that mammogram. Take that away from any woman on this planet (directly or indirectly) and my blood will boil.
I'm going to take a deep breath here and not venture into my thoughts on Planned Parenthood. But, if I may suggest, please resist pulling dollars from any organization that supports either women's health screenings, awareness, or creating a life beyond cancer. All essentially have made a significant difference in the fight.
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