I’m pleased to have written a guest editorial for KomenWatch about the recent scandal involving the Komen organization.
KomenWatch (www.komenwatch.org) is a public service website aimed at “sharing information and generating critical discussion about the largest breast cancer fundraiser in the world, Susan G. Komen for the Cure®.” The KomenWatch website includes a large, searchable database of . . . → Read More: “The Emperor Has No Clothes”: Komen for the Cure Exposed
Lani Horn, a.k.a. Chemobabe
Pink Ribbon Blues is honored to share a recent post from blogger, Lani Horn, who writes under the name Chemobabe. She is a social scientist in her “regular life” and created ChemoBabe as a persona who has “enough spunk and edge to get smacked down” by treatment and “stand back . . . → Read More: Attention! [by Chemobabe]
Photo by Astrid Stawiarz for The Wall Street Journal
The fury over Komen’s official responses to the trademark debacle continues to mount as individuals, breast cancer advocates, journalists, bloggers, and the diagnosed raise numerous questions about Komen’s trademark policing, hubris, and financial allocations. Despite an ambiguous admission on the Nightly News with Brian . . . → Read More: Komen’s Leadership In Question
On the Nightly News (Jan. 24, 2011) Brian Williams opened a segment about the Susan G. Komen for the Cure® trademark feuds with the following statement:
“The Susan G. Komen name is well known…what you may not know…the tactics and the power behind the name and the lengths they go to, to . . . → Read More: Nightly News Reveals Komen’s Overzealousousness
Kathleen Kolb is a physical therapist, artist, breast cancer survivor, and writer of the blog The Accidental Amazon. With her permission, the Pink Ribbon Blues Blog republishes her recent essay about the Komen trademark feuds, aptly titled “Hubris For The Cure.”
Frankly, I’d rather not have to write . . . → Read More: “Hubris For The Cure”
This essay was republished with the same title by the Oxford University Press Blog on December 20, 2010, and by KevinMD.com in June, 2011 with the new title “How Susan G. Komen for the Cure affects other cancer non-profits.”
In response to increased publicity surrounding Susan G. Komen for the Cure’s questionable trademark and marketing activities, the . . . → Read More: Susan G. Komen for the Cure® Sells Out the Pink to Get the Green
Special correspondent to Oncology Times, Eric Rosenthal, wrote an article titled, “Komen ‘For the Cure’ Trademark Protection Ignites Ire of Some Breast Cancer Bloggers,” that discussed some of the recent concerns, particularly in the blogosphere, about Komen For the Cure’s trademark issues and marketing activities.
The article gives brief mention to other issues about . . . → Read More: Poor Pink Goliath
Laura Bassett wrote a scathing essay in Huffington Post about Susan G. Komen for the Cure’s legal dealings to win control over the phrase “for the cure.” According to Bassett, “Komen has identified and filed legal trademark oppositions against more than a hundred…charities, including Kites for a Cure, Par for The Cure, Surfing for . . . → Read More: The Battle “For the Cure” – The Phrase, That Is