Posted 5 years ago on Feb. 3, 2012, 10:03 a.m. EST by groobiecat2
from Brattleboro, VT
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Band redirects "Team Jenny" funds after breast cancer organization cut off its funding to the women's health organization.
The Decemberists are deeply troubled by Komen for the Cure's recent decision to cut off funding to Planned Parenthood, a vital resource in the battle against breast cancer. Providing cancer screenings to low income women is integral to the prevention and defeat of breast cancer and it is unconscionable that Komen should politicize this very important issue by bowing to the fear campaign being waged against PP by the right. We've decided to redirect the proceeds of the Team Jenny t-shirts and buttons away from Komen for the Cure. 100% of the net profits of these items will be instead donated to Planned Parenthood's Breast Health Emergency Fund.
Please help to support this essential institution. And, if you've supported the Team Jenny effort in the past, please write to Komen for the Cure via their site or via twitter (@komenforthecure) and let them know that undermining women's health for political reasons is unacceptable. (http://pitchfork.com/news/45314-the-decemberists-pull-support-from-komen-raising-funds-for-planned-parenthood/)