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Areavoices: Komen controversy sparks discussion, awareness

Stacy Bender blogs about her life and thoughts at

Controversy apparently is calling to me this week! On Wednesday, Susan G. Komen for the Cure, a national fundraising and donating organization that promotes breast cancer awareness and research, announced that it would no longer partner with Planned Parenthood and provide funding to the organization.

My thought numbero uno: If this whole thing heightens awareness for breast cancer, then I think that Susan G. has done something amazing by causing quite a stir in the media...and doesn't that serve its purpose? Twitter and Facebook were all buzzing with the news, and women are making appointments for breast cancer screenings. Woohoo!

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