Susan G. Komen for the Cure donates a whopping 15% of what it receives to cancer research.

Via on Apr 12, 2013

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Susan G. Komen for the Cure (click here for…KFC.

Via Reuters:

“The Susan G. Komen for the Cure charity defines its mission as finding a cure for breast cancer. In recent years, however, it has cut by nearly half the proportion of fund-raising dollars it spends on grants to scientists working to understand the causes and develop effective new treatments for the disease.”

Want to learn more? Watch Pink Ribbons, Inc on Netflix.

To be fair:

“The organization’s 2011 financial statement reports that 43 percent of donations were spent on education, 18 percent on fund-raising and administration, 15 percent on research awards and grants, 12 percent on screening and 5 percent on treatment…” …that said, read this.

“The irony is that they chose the color pink to counter the salmon ribbons of the Women’s Coalition Against Breast Cancer. SGK was founded because WCABC was publicising the connection between environmental factors like carcinogenic makeup and breast cancer.

If makeup has a pink ribbon on its packaging, it is probably carcinogenic.”

Finally, they have a nasty habit of paying their lawyers to sue other cancer charities.

Want to support a great org? Check out the American Cancer Society.

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5 Responses to “Susan G. Komen for the Cure donates a whopping 15% of what it receives to cancer research.”

  1. Donovan says:

    What a scam. The sheeple give to this fraud.

  2. Susan G. Komen such approach will encourage many other leading companies to make a forward move to help grow cancer organization for cancer victims treatments. It's a convincing way and good development in human history. Thanks.

  3. John says:

    American Cancer Society is pretty much as bad. They have also actively blocked reports and research into industrial causes of cancer, which is hardly surprising as they are mainly funded by chemical and biotech companies, and have chemical and biotech officials staffing their board of directors. http://rense.com/general9/cans.htm

  4. GerryM says:

    And then, of the small percentage passed onto researchers, a significant chunk is deducted by the administration at the research institute to cover overhead costs (such as administering the donation, funding outreach to get more donations, etc.). A very small percentage of the donation people give to charities like this end up in the hands of bench researchers. A more useful donation – and one that would make a bigger difference – is giving money to anti-smoking campaigns.

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