February 5, 2012
I have walked in the Susan G Komen 3-Day in San Diego and supported a team of walkers for the last three years. I will never give to this organization again. 1. They require an exorbitant amount ($2300!) for event participation and afterward have a history of holding donations and making it hard for walkers to meet fundraising deadlines. It happened to me personally in 2009. 2. The organization which purports to be about a cure should spend more than 20% supporting research. 3. A credible national non-profit would not be wasting money on frivolous lawsuits suing small non-profits for their use of the phrase 'for the cure'. 4. Finally, their decisions to cease funding stem cell research and Planned Parenthood's' breast screenings for low income women seals the deal for me. Even though they later reversed the decision to fund PP they are not committed to funding the exams in the future and it seems like they are more about politics than women. Cancer is not about left or right, both breasts get it just the same. They are not about a cure, and as such, they do not deserve my money.
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