As I’ve said before, it’s seductively easy for an organization to take its eye off the ball and elevate its self-preservation to a position above its original mission.
This is particularly true of outfits that feel their purpose here on Earth has been blessed by the angels (as in the cases of the Roman Catholic Church and the Penn State football program, mentioned in the hyperlink above). The more outwardly sacrosanct the mission, the more the mere mortals involved in that organization are able to rationalize their activities in the servicing of it.
The Komen Foundation, whose mission is without question a noble one, allowed itself to become overly sensitive to political currents, which in the area of women’s reproductive health can be treacherous to navigate. One might also say that it has grown so large and unwieldy that its numerous partnerships with many commercial enterprises have hobbled its ability to act independently, and in the best interests of those it purportedly aids.
This black eye may have done the outfit a lot of good, or at least will have if the organization’s leaders decide to learn from it while they are so furiously trying to clean up the damage they’ve done to their beloved charity's image in the name of ensuring its survival.