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American Cancer Society, Inc.
July 8, 2011

It's Relay time again in our community... fundraiser after fundraiser, all efforts put on by volunteers to HELP CURE CANCER... by raising massive amounts of money that leave the community... by playing the CANCER CARD.

Less than 20% of each dollar goes to research (by private for -profit pharmaceutical companies. ) No one tells the volunteers this, or the huge budget of the AMC and what the Ceo's make.

Meanwhile, local organizations staffed by volunteers go begging ...

The good thing about RFL is that people get together for a day , have fun and support each other in their struggles with this disease, celebrate those who are cured and remember those who are gone...

Nothing wrong with that, and you know what... you don't need the ACS to put on an event like this... how about it people... ????

The Great!

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

I know lots of people with cancer. Most are excited about ACS and RFL, but some are more savvy about where the money goes and do not participate.

Ways to make it better...

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

have more people who participate do the research about where the money actually goes. I would like to see the volunteers put on their own local event and keep the money in the community for the needy.

MY ROLE:
General Member of the Public & I participated in a RFL, looked up this charity online and quit after I was bombarded with pressure to raise money above all else. .

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