For the Cure cuts funds

(WEAU) - "Recently we implemented new granting strategies and criteria, which some have regrettably mischaracterized,” said Nancy Brinker in a YouTube message.

That YouTube message is from the Founder and CEO of the Susan G. Komen Foundation, reacting to the controversy over pulling funding from Planned Parenthood.

Wisconsin advocates are left feeling disappointed.

“Right now Planned Parenthood is not affected financially by the Komen decision but we see this is as another domino default as a result to the political environment that's targeting the youth central health services,” said Executive Director of Planned Parenthood Advocates of Wisconsin, Tanya Atkinson.

Planned Parenthood says it's worked with the Susan G. Komen Foundation in the past to educate women about breast cancer, to ensure proper treatment is taken.

"We must continue to evolve and do a better job of measuring and achieving impact," said Brinker.

Paula Pater, who lives in Eau Claire, has done the 3-Day the past couple of years. She says she'll still walk in this year's summer race. She keeps the Susan G Komen Foundation near and dear to her heart.

“I think for anybody who has any hesitancy in involving themselves in the three day or any Susan G. Komen event the camaraderie of this event is amazing. There are thousands of men and women that walk this event this event together,” said Paula Pater.

“Were seeing here in Wisconsin you know woman's health being pushed through barriers being pushed through the legislature and used as a political tool and a political wedge in communities," said Atkinson.


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