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
The 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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