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Breast Cancer Prevention Fund
October 5, 2011

Speaking as a breast cancer survivor, if you really want to help I urge you to not donate to BCPF and instead donate to your local American Cancer Society chapter. As shocking as it mahy sound, 80% of donations received by BCPF goes directly to pay Legacy Telemarketing which is owned by BCPF's own director, James Paton. Less than 20 cents from each dollar donated goes towards providing life saving mammograms while Paton has personally profited to the tune of millions of dollars - money that should have instead paid for hundreds of thousands of mammograms.

Would you give money to a charity has no employees of its own and instead relies solely on a telemarketing to perform its services? Well that's what BCPF is. It's a rather clever scam when you think about it - create your own charity for a cause that everyone supports and then award a lucrative exclusive service contract to your own telemarketing company. All you have to do is make 2 million phone calls a year and conveniently not tell people that almost all of the money they donate goes to the telemarketing company making the call the charity's president who owns it.

I honestly don't understand how anyone can get past this fact and think that this is a legitimate charity that is worth of a 5 star rating. I do find it amusing that all the reviews here are either 1 star or 5 star and Dr Bob is right about Guidestar. However, I do find them less than credible when they can accuse others of being ignorant while they fail to mention the conflict of interest and how callers are being mislead and lied to about where their donation actually goes. The fact that none of these 5 star reviews dicuss or defend BCPF's dirty secrets would lead me to suspect that they they are not genuine and probably written by BCPF in the hopes of fooling potential donors who check this web site or Guidestar before giving.

Please don't be fooled and save your precious donation money for genuine charities like Susan G. Komen or American Cancer Society. You will have the peace of mine knowing your donation will save many lives rather than just make one richer.

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

I have not other than receiving a phone solicitation call like millions of others have

Ways to make it better...

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

Close shop and give donation money directly to state health agencies to fund mammograms for the poor and uninsured

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Will you volunteer or donate to this organization?

No

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

A little

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

How did you learn about this organization?

phone solicitation

MY ROLE:
General Member of the Public & I am a breast cancer survivor and patient advocate.