Leadership shakeup for Susan G. Komen

By WEEK Producer

August 8, 2012 Updated Aug 8, 2012 at 10:50 PM CDT

The Susan G. Komen For The Cure foundation underwent a shakeup on Wednesday when Komen president Liz Thompson announced she would be leaving the organization in September.

Peoria native and Komen founder and CEO Nancy Brinker will be shifting into a new management role. Two members of the board of directors also announced they would be leaving.

The shakeup comes after a controversial decision in January to cut funding from Planned Parenthood. Komen was blasted for the decision, and reversed its position days later.

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