CHICAGO - There will be no 2014 Susan G. Komen Walk in Chicago to raise funds for fighting breast cancer.
The group, which dealt with weeks of negative publicity last year over its affiliation and contributions to Planned Parenthood, is canceling half of its three-day walks in major cities throughout the country, reportedly due to lack of participation. To date, the walks were the group's largest fundraiser.
Though the foundation initially attempted to defund Planned Parenthood last year, it caved to pro-abortion advocates' pressure and renewed its grants to the abortion provider. Komen refuses to acknowledge numerous studies that tie breast cancer to abortion.
Chicago's 2013 Race for the Cure was held May 12, honoring the late Chicago First Lady Maggie C. Daley, a victim of breast cancer. Another Chicago area Race for the Cure is scheduled for September 2013 and will be held at Lombard's Yorktown Mall.
Komen says they are dropping next year’s walks in Washington DC, San Francisco, Arizona, Boston, Chicago, Cleveland and Tampa Bay. Walks will continue in Komen’s homebase of Dallas-Ft. Worth, as well as Atlanta, Michigan, Philadelphia, San Diego, Seattle and Minneapolis-St. Paul.