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Old 10-06-2013, 10:07 PM   #31
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Good points made.

My SIL is a breast cancer surgeon and heads the breast health center at one of America's foremost teaching hospitals, so I do no begrudge the focus in breast cancer. Also, knowing so many friends that have and are suffering ...

But I agree that cancer is cancer. Let's fight it all.
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Old 10-06-2013, 10:26 PM   #32
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Mamma and Papa require me to give some of the money I earn to causes such as these. I have chosen these: breast cancer, ovarian cancer, prostate cancer, leukemia and the Humane Society.

When I become more successful, I shall expand of this list.

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Old 10-06-2013, 10:32 PM   #33
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Probably best to not wave your prostate in someone's face...

Probably depends on whose face you're waving it in.
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Old 10-07-2013, 12:50 AM   #34
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Probably depends on whose face you're waving it in.
Perhaps if one is married to another, the view of this may be very nice.

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Old 10-07-2013, 02:59 AM   #35
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The Susan G. Komen organization was a good idea that morphed into a slushfund for its founder. Nancy Brinker and her group got to the point that the purpose of the organization was to raise money. I had read a descriptive tale from one woman who did the walk every year, raised untold amounts of donations...but when SHE needed assistance when she developed breast cancer she could never get in touch with them. Can't find it even though I spent the last 15 minutes looking.

I did find this article that really rips on the organization and their pinkification of the world. Warning: It's a very angry article filled with lots of "fingers-in-the-ears" kinds of words. The writer takes no prisoners in his rant. If you're interested, you can find the article here: The Susan G. Komen Foundation: Why It Sucks Also, if you google "Susan G. Komen scams" you get a ton of links. One of the links took you to a page with...more links!

Moral of the story? Investigate any fundraising group to see exactly what they do with that money.
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Old 10-07-2013, 06:06 AM   #36
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CG, that sounds like the Humane Society of the US.
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Old 10-07-2013, 07:18 AM   #37
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If you want to support any kind of medical research, I would suggest donating to a medical school that actually does the research. Donation money in institutions like this are held and spent separately from administrative expenses, like advertising and salaries.
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Old 10-07-2013, 02:18 PM   #38
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Cancer Research uk does not fund research for all cancers equally though . The biggest killer in the UK is Lung Cancer , it is on the rise too amongst young women I particular , it kills more than breast and ovarian cancer yet gets the least amount of funding.
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Old 10-07-2013, 02:52 PM   #39
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Cancer Research uk does not fund research for all cancers equally though . The biggest killer in the UK is Lung Cancer , it is on the rise too amongst young women I particular , it kills more than breast and ovarian cancer yet gets the least amount of funding.

I wonder why that is?
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If you want to support any kind of medical research, I would suggest donating to a medical school that actually does the research. Donation money in institutions like this are held and spent separately from administrative expenses, like advertising and salaries.
That's a great idea. I suspect less of the money will go towards fund raising expenses and other administrative expenses that go with being a charity.
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