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The Susan G. Komen Foundation sues other charities that use "for the cure" and its variations under trademark law.
So far, Komen has identified and filed legal trademark oppositions against more than a hundred of these mom and pop charities, including Kites for a Cure, Par for The Cure, Surfing for a Cure and Cupcakes for a Cure--and many of the organizations are too small and underfunded to hold their ground.
Worst charity ever, in my opinion. Read more here:
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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.