Komen Cancels 3-Day Walk in D.C., Cites Low Numbers

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Originally posted on CBS DC:

DALLAS (CBSDC/AP) — Susan G. Komen for the Cure is canceling half of its three-day charity walks next year — including one in D.C. — because of a drop in participation levels, a spokeswoman for the Dallas-based breast cancer organization said Wednesday.

The announcement comes about a year and a half after Komen experienced intense backlash after news became public of its decision to stop giving grants to Planned Parenthood for breast screenings. The funding was restored days later, though it didn’t quell the controversy.

In addition to dropping D.C., Komen said its Susan G. Komen 3-Day will not return next year to Boston, Chicago, Cleveland, Phoenix, San Francisco and Tampa Bay. Seven other such walks will still be held next year in Atlanta, the Dallas-Fort Worth area, the Detroit area, Philadelphia, San Diego, Seattle and in the Minneapolis-St. Paul area.

Participation in the three-day events has declined 37 percent…

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