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The reason I hate Susan G. Komen is because out of all the charities out there they spend the most donation dollars on advertising, marketing, and a legal team and the least amount of money (percentage wise) on actual research, education, and prevention. Isn't the point of donating to make sure money goes towards finding and preventing breast cancer? Then why aren't they actually DOING that?
In 2010 they took in $135 million dollars and out of that only granted $10,000 to low-income individuals who needed the money for treatment, one of the thing they proudly exclaim they do for the community. Absolutely disgraceful.
I'm not saying all charities are bad. There are many great cancer charities out there. Susan G. Komen is NOT one of them. I purposefully NEVER buy anything their logo is on. If it means I go without the item, so be it.
Signatures are harshing my mellow.
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geredeth wrote:Personally, I probably would have cared more to buy this and donate if Woot had done the same thing for Prostate Cancer Awareness Month.
Why not just scrap the idea and offer a pink colored Buckyball that doesn't pop up often, and keep the political out of it? These might be cool to mix and match, little kids love bright colors.
As for supporting abortion, I don't care as long as they are up front about it. That is up to the people donating. BUT!! They have to be upfront and say "We put money into this" not just "Support the cause, and if you don't you hate women!!" which is what happens, especially this month.
Or gold last month for Childhood Cancer Awareness Month