DALLAS - The president and the founder of Susan G. Komen for the Cure are stepping down from their roles, the nation's largest breast cancer foundation said in announcing a major leadership shake-up. The high-profile departures come in the wake of continuing fallout from Komen's decision earlier this year to briefly end funding for Planned Parenthood.
President Liz Thompson will leave Komen next month and founder Nancy Brinker will relinquish her chief executive's role for a position focused on fundraising and strategic planning, according to a statement released Wednesday by the Dallas-based organization.
It's the latest shake-up since news emerged in January that Komen had decided to eliminate its funding for Planned Parenthood for breast-cancer screening.
Komen restored the funding after a three-day firestorm.
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