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Do You Contribute To Discovering The CURE For Breast Cancer?

As October is Breast Cancer awareness month, it’s important, not only to know who your donating to, but also what they do with your donation. If you’re thinking of donating to the SUSAN G KOMAN foundation this month, I HIGHLY RECOMMEND YOU READ THIS POST FIRST. Very informative!
I also recommend the documentary PINK RIBBONS INC, a very enlightening look into the world of cancer philanthropy and the connections to the marketing industry. You can find it at AMAZON: PINK RIBBONS INC

All About Healthy Choices

Passionately Pink JPGcropped400The Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation (later known as Susan G. Komen for the Cure) has become the largest and most well known breast cancer organization in the United States: It was started by Susan G Komen’s sister (Nancy Goodman Brinker) in 1982.

We want to believe that tragedies like Susan’s story of breast cancer develop into massive organizations (ex.Susan G. Komen for the Cure) based on honest altruistic intentions to offer real hope to OTHERS suffering from this dreaded disease.

What do the facts reveal about Nancy Brinker’s financial gains as Founder and CEO and the success of her organization has achieved winning the “war” against beast cancer?


“In early 2012, the Komen organization announced it was pulling its grants for breast-cancer screenings from Planned Parenthood, drawing an immediate backlash from Komen supporters and abortion rights advocates. Within days, Nancy Brinker, the group’s founder and CEO…

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About Tamara Hoerner (1349 Articles)
Welcome to The Purple Almond! My name is Tamara Hoerner. I am a student at Hawthorn University working toward a Master of Science in Health and Nutrition Education. For me, the name Purple Almond symbolizes “Good, nutritious, whole food bringing light and life to the body, awakening the inherent healing mechanisms within.” I'm all about getting back to the basics, good old fashioned traditional organic, whole food, the kind your great-grandmother used to eat. You'll find no processed foods here. Just good food to heal your whole body. I also believe a healthy body isn't just about food. Stress plays a large part in the physical health of our body. I, therefore, believe in using anything that relieves stress and heals the body, including: mediation, yoga, music, laughter, inspiration and helping others. You'll find all these included in my blog as well.

2 Comments on Do You Contribute To Discovering The CURE For Breast Cancer?

  1. It seems Pink Ribbon is just as self-serving as so many other ‘charities’ when it comes to fund raising. I am very wary these days to whom I donate my hard earned $$$’s.


  2. Every October I share my “Think Before You Pink” post. This “charity” will never receive a dime from me. I am not a fan of turning everything for a profit and thinking a 1-3% donation is acceptable. Having lost my sister to breast cancer, I share info on companies who either squander the donations or are really making a profit. I try to support local programs, until I get my charity off the ground (supports local cancer warriors).


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