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Nancy G. Brinker speaks during a Komen foundation Race for the Cure in June 2012 in Washington, D.C. (Kris Connor / Getty Images)

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Komen CEO Denies Raise

Salary had angered some as races are canceled.

Despite that sources close to the Susan G. Komen foundation are saying that CEO Nancy Brinker got a 64 percent raise, Brinker continues to insist that this is not true. The controversy started in early 2012, when the foundation announced that it would stop funding breast-cancer screenings at Planned Parenthood—which spurred a firestorm of protests. Brinker then reversed the decision and announced that she was resigning in August 2012. However, she still holds her position and makes $684,000 a year, according to tax filings. “This pay package is way outside the norm,” said Ken Berger, the president and CEO of Charity Navigator. A Komen spokesperson said the search continues for Brinker’s replacement.

Read it at NBC News

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