Cancer Fund of America, Inc.

Rating: 2.24 stars   33 reviews

Issues: Health, Cancer

Location: 2223 N. 56th Street Mesa AZ 85215 USA

Mission: Cancer Fund of America's mission is to provide support and services to financially indigent patients; to disseminate information concerning the early detection and prevention of cancer; to provide commodities, and gifts-in-kind to hospices and other health care providers; to procure and distribute donated merchandise to various 501-(c)-(3) nonprofit community service organizations which aid the ill, needy, and infants.

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Rating: 1 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

We are harassed by this company as well. No other charity would call as much as they do! That's what prompted me to check out this "charity" online. I agreed to the $20 minimum, but will send the invoice back with a note saying I'm not interested! BTW, they kept asking for my husband - finally I said what do you want? They then started the barrage of "feel sorry for these people" story line. Be aware of this company! I'd say they are a SCAM!

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Rating: 1 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

This organization is a complete SCAM. They called me, and when asked they said that only 5% of what I donate would go to the cause. The rest goes to fundraising overhead.

So if I donated $10, only 50 cents would go to the cause.

This is immoral. I cannot believe I donate so much time and work so hard for our non-profit which runs on a shoestring and does such great work when these seamsters are taking so much money home.

This is so wrong.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

improve the amount of money cancer people receive by dissolving the organization so that people would donate to more efficiently run charities.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization?

No

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

None

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

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Rating: 1 stars  

2 people found this review helpful

http://www.tampabay.com/americas-worst-charities/charities/cancer-fund-of-america

This company was listed as one of the worst "charities" in the country and was highlighted on CNN as such. If you donate to this company, you're merely donating to the Reynolds family personal fund (and helped buy them a vacation house on the lake).

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Actually give the money to cancer patients.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization?

No

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

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Rating: 1 stars  

2 people found this review helpful

These people give barely anything to the cause and keep the majority of money for their greedy selves. They are scumbags, garbage, trash, wastes of life, and going to hell. How do they possibly feel good about themselves? How are they not ashamed of themselves? They Deserve the death penalty or at least should be put in jail.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

They Deserve the death penalty or at least should be put in jail.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization?

No

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

None

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Rating: 1 stars  

2 people found this review helpful

I work for a non-profit in AZ. I was shocked to see this scam in my state. It is despicable to use Cancer and its Victims to rip people off. Sinful for sure. In curiosity I went to their website. It looks cheesy- very unprofessional and notice the "Donate now" buttons and animation all over the website- another clue- look at the lack of info given about the board members and CEO- also very unprofessional. If it looks like a duck.... this should be a federal crime and the CEO and all involved from staff to board members should be heavily fined and the $ returned to donors.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Complete investigation. Subpoena of every document and email for past 7 years.

How does this organization compare with others in the same sector?

Badly

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

A little

Will you recommend this organization to others?

No

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Rating: 1 stars  

3 people found this review helpful

Just exposed on Anderson Cooper and the Tampa tribune.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Put the whole Reynolds scam clan in prison.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization?

No

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

None

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Rating: 1 stars  

2 people found this review helpful

Do a search on line of "cancer fund of America". You will find multiple news articles regarding this organization. It is a scam designed to support the Reynolds family (CEO and other officers). Charity Navigator says this is a good organization. Conclusion: Don't trust Charity Navigator.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization?

No

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

None

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Rating: 1 stars  

5 people found this review helpful

I kept receiving calls from this organization. When I talked to the person on the other side of the line, he told me that since I have been supporting them for all these years, could he send another pledge for $100? I said if you can prove to me that I donated you any year, I will gladly write you a check ror $100. Then he verified my address and passed me over to another lady to verify how I am paying them. Their deceptive practices are really bad.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization?

No

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

None

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Rating: 1 stars  

2 people found this review helpful

My elderly mother donated $10 to this organization. Then they billed her for $40. She's tried to reach them numerous times and no one answers the phone. What they're doing is tragic and quite possibly illegal. I would steer clear of them.

Was your donation impactful?

Unlikely

How likely is it that you would recommend that a friend donate to this group?

No

How likely are you to donate to this group again?

No

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Rating: 1 stars  

5 people found this review helpful

You are right ! This group is a JOKE!! My wife is a stage 3 breast cancer survivor and is pissed because they keep waking us up in the morning!! The moron who commented after your post prob works for the non-profit! 85% of their reviews make them sound like a pump-&-dump ripoff that is taking other peoples hard erned $$!

Would you volunteer for this group again?

No

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

None

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Badly

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

No

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

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