Leadership Shakeup at Susan G. Komen Continues

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A shakeup in leadership at the nation's largest breast cancer foundation continues as the president and founder of Susan G. Komen are both stepping down from their roles.

Komen announced President Liz Thompson will leave the organization next month. Founder Nancy Brinker will relinquish her role as chief executive for fundraising and strategic planning.

Thompson praised the organization's efforts to find a cure for breast cancer and for assisting women and men with cancer screening, diagnosis, and treatment.
 
"That legacy will continue. It has been a privilege and an honor to serve in this role," she said.

The news comes as fallout continues over Komen's decision earlier this year to eliminate funding for the nation's largest abortion provider Planned Parenthood.
    
Komen restored the funding after a three day firestorm. The organization's policy chief Karen Handel resigned in the midst of that controversy.

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