Many Southwest athletes raise money for this and other causes.
- BREAST CANCER AWARENESS
- James Sanna
Friday, February 3, 2012
You may have already heard that Susan G. Komen For The Cure, the nation's largest breast cancer foundation, ended its decades-long breast cancer screening partnership with Planned Parenthood recently, under pressure from anti-abortion groups and worries about federal investigations. As the New York Times puts it: (Komen board member John D.) Raffaelli said that Komen had become increasingly worried that an investigation of Planned Parenthood by Representative Cliff Stearns, Republican of Florida, would damage Komen’s credibility with donors. Komen gave Planned Parenthood $700,000 last year — a tiny portion of its $93 million in grants — to finance 19 separate programs. A growing number of religious organizations had become concerned that …
The South Minneapolis representative toured social service groups impacted by the shutdown.
In a gesture he said was meant to underscore the impact of the state government shutdown, state Rep. Frank Hornstein (DFL-Deistrict 60B) donated his July salary to four nonprofits that faced budget cuts due to the shutdown. "We’re in a significant crisis and people are suffering as a result of the budget crisis," he told Patch. "I felt compelled to donate my July salary to four agencies that serve my district as an act of solidarity." Hornstein's redirected salary brought around $500 each to the Minnesota AIDS Project, the Southwest Senior Center, the Neighborhood Involvement Program, and Planned Parenthood of Minnesota, North Dakota, and South Dakota. Hornstein visited each organization this week as part of an effort to gauge the impact …