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Topic: CEO Brinker and President Resign from Komen

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Posted on: Aug 9, 2012 01:52PM - edited Aug 10, 2012 12:08PM by 1Athena1

1Athena1 wrote:

Can't hold back from this little editorial, sorry: Hopefully we won't have to put up with her pastiche make-up and excess of hairspray and insincerity anymore. Brinker claims that her stepping down and the departure of the president of Komen is not a "housecleaning" but an "evolution." No wonder she "pinked" a deadly disease. She is Miss Glossy who glosses over everything. Brinker will still have a fundraising role at Komen, but hopefully the rah, rah-ing will be toned down - hopefully...

I'm not even sure I am thankful for the good that Brinker did. She didn't change anything, although I do think she tried. She may have heralded as much harm as good in the end. I don't like the BC movement, and I don't think my options are that much better today than they were in 1982 when the organization was first founded. In any case, what improvements there are were not thanks to Komen. 

AP story here:

http://www.businessweek.com/ap/2012-08-09/komen-president-resigning-founder-shifting-roles

Anyone diagnosed with cancer should learn to have a healthy disrespect for statistics. Statistics are maths. It's the science which still eludes us. Dx 3/2009, IDC, 3cm, Stage IIB, Grade 3, 3/8 nodes, mets, ER+/PR+, HER2-
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Aug 9, 2012 06:12PM Letlet wrote:

Whoa! Shocker...the wheels have turned...hopefully for the better.

Dx 8/27/2010, IDC, 3cm, Stage IIIA, Grade 3, 6/23 nodes, ER-/PR+, HER2+
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Aug 9, 2012 06:15PM Kate33 wrote:

Athena- This is great news as far as I'm concerned. I agree with everything you wrote!

Kate33 "Yes, they're fake. (@)(@) The real ones tried to kill me." Dx 12/27/2009, DCIS, 4cm, Stage 0, Grade 3, 0/4 nodes
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Aug 9, 2012 11:20PM riley702 wrote:

Maybe we can take back October from The Pink?

Carolyn - Initially diagnosed in 2010 and threw everything at it they would let me throw at it. My 2 sentinel nodes were negative, yet in 2017, it came baaack! in my right lung. Dx 1/26/2010, IDC, 4cm, Stage IIA, Grade 3, 0/2 nodes, ER+/PR-, HER2- Targeted Therapy 2/9/2010 Avastin (bevacizumab) Chemotherapy 2/9/2010 Adriamycin (doxorubicin), Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Taxotere (docetaxel), Xeloda (capecitabine) Surgery 9/5/2010 Lymph node removal: Left, Sentinel; Mastectomy: Left Radiation Therapy 10/19/2010 Breast, Lymph nodes Surgery 12/14/2010 Prophylactic mastectomy: Right Hormonal Therapy 1/1/2011 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone) Hormonal Therapy 10/1/2011 Aromasin (exemestane) Dx 3/2018, IDC, 4cm, Stage IV, metastasized to brain/lungs, Grade 3, 0/2 nodes, ER-/PR-, HER2-
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Aug 10, 2012 10:25AM 1Athena1 wrote:

They've got a looong way to go -lol. Look at their ShopKomen page:

http://www.shopkomen.com/

Anyone diagnosed with cancer should learn to have a healthy disrespect for statistics. Statistics are maths. It's the science which still eludes us. Dx 3/2009, IDC, 3cm, Stage IIB, Grade 3, 3/8 nodes, mets, ER+/PR+, HER2-
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Aug 10, 2012 11:19AM Kate33 wrote:

It's like a nuclear bomb of Pepto Bismol.

I suggest we retire the color pink like they do with jersey numbers of famous athletes!   

Kate33 "Yes, they're fake. (@)(@) The real ones tried to kill me." Dx 12/27/2009, DCIS, 4cm, Stage 0, Grade 3, 0/4 nodes
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Aug 10, 2012 11:26AM Kate33 wrote:

Just saw a Facebook page titled "Boycott Pink- Go Rosebud Red for Women's Health and Women's Choice".  Love it!

Kate33 "Yes, they're fake. (@)(@) The real ones tried to kill me." Dx 12/27/2009, DCIS, 4cm, Stage 0, Grade 3, 0/4 nodes
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Aug 10, 2012 11:57AM riley702 wrote:

Ooh, I like it, Kate!

Carolyn - Initially diagnosed in 2010 and threw everything at it they would let me throw at it. My 2 sentinel nodes were negative, yet in 2017, it came baaack! in my right lung. Dx 1/26/2010, IDC, 4cm, Stage IIA, Grade 3, 0/2 nodes, ER+/PR-, HER2- Targeted Therapy 2/9/2010 Avastin (bevacizumab) Chemotherapy 2/9/2010 Adriamycin (doxorubicin), Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Taxotere (docetaxel), Xeloda (capecitabine) Surgery 9/5/2010 Lymph node removal: Left, Sentinel; Mastectomy: Left Radiation Therapy 10/19/2010 Breast, Lymph nodes Surgery 12/14/2010 Prophylactic mastectomy: Right Hormonal Therapy 1/1/2011 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone) Hormonal Therapy 10/1/2011 Aromasin (exemestane) Dx 3/2018, IDC, 4cm, Stage IV, metastasized to brain/lungs, Grade 3, 0/2 nodes, ER-/PR-, HER2-
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Aug 10, 2012 12:06PM - edited Aug 10, 2012 12:08PM by Infobabe

She's baaaaaaaaaack.  

Brinker is now the head of some board with Komen.  She didn't leave at all.

www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/u... 

Dx 3/15/2012, DCIS, <1cm, Stage 0, Grade 1, ER+/PR+ Surgery 5/1/2012 Lumpectomy: Left

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