I thought all day whether or not to post this but then one of my friends posted this on Facebook and I knew I had to type this post.
I have been an avid support of the Susan G. Koman for the cure® for many years now. In the past few years I have been a little leery I mean Buckets or Fried Chicken for a Cure® that is just sad, in my humble opinion. Placing a sticker on something making the public think they are helping by eating, wearing, drinking, spraying for a cure. Cancer does not give a damn if your rich or poor, your religion, the color of your skin or your sex. I remember reading an article a couple years ago stating the Komen Foundation was suing smaller organizations with ” for a cure” I remember not really thinking too much into this and putting it out of my mind. With the recent decision and reversal of the support of Planned Parenthood® I can no longer support an organization that only spends 17% of their donations on research. I mean if you really want to find a cure for cancer wouldn’t you donate more than 17% to the cause?
I know I got off on one of my “left-winged” political rants, no I promise it isn’t that, this makes me mad, down right p-off. This whole thing was a wake up call to me and from what I have read many people. I have been bamboozled by the “Pink” and I will not be anymore and this makes me mad. I have lost many good friends and family members to this horrible disease have given my time and money “for the cure” for what? 17% of my money to go to research ($0.02 of every dollar they get goes towards research). I feel the Komen Foundation has done good but it is clear now they only care about the almighty dollar. The emperor’s clothes have been removed and no amount of stitching can repair the damage done. I have done a lot of reading on this subject and each new article angers me even more because I fell for this elaborate marketing campaign. Whether you agree with me or not on Planned Parenthood® I am pretty sure we can all agree 17% is not nearly enough when the President of Susan G. Komen makes over $400,000 a year. Honestly, I can’t even imagine that much money in one year. If Nancy Brinker was to resign with her whole board and give all their money to research for the next 10 years, I still couldn’t support the Komen Foundation. They are damaged goods and it is sad because I believe at one time, before the money and power, they did a lot of good. As someone who has lost members of my family to breast cancer and has used Planned Parenthood® for my medical exams (I actually credit them with saving my life but that is a story for another day) I can’t in good conscience support an organization where the CEO makes more a year than the President of the United States.
I can say the damage has been done the Komen Foundation tried to play politics with women health and they are finding out the hard way that you can’t do that.
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