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  1. Laura (dusty_rose)
    Laura (dusty_rose) October 24, 2012 at 2:33 pm |

    This is a great list, thank you!

  2. Datdamwuf
    Datdamwuf October 24, 2012 at 8:35 pm |

    you have accounted for about 46% of how they spend their funds, what happens to the other 54%? I see you want people to have other avenues to help with the issue but really where else does the money go?

    1. Annabelle
      Annabelle October 24, 2012 at 9:02 pm |

      According to Komen’s donation page:

      37% Education
      23% Research and Awards
      16% Screening
      10% Fundraising
      7% Treatment
      7% Administration

      http://ww5.komen.org/donate/donate.html

      1. Datdamwuf
        Datdamwuf October 25, 2012 at 8:24 am |

        thanks Annabelle

      2. John
        John October 28, 2012 at 11:12 am |

        Soooo… essentially, they spend 82% of their money doing good, compared to 17% on administration and fundraising. That’s better than most, in my book.

  3. Datdamwuf
    Datdamwuf October 24, 2012 at 8:35 pm |

    you have accounted for about 46% of how they spend their funds, what happens to the other 54%? I see you want people to have other avenues to help with the issue but really where else does the money go?

  4. Datdamwuf
    Datdamwuf October 24, 2012 at 8:36 pm |

    no idea why that posted twice, sorry!

  5. Jan
    Jan October 24, 2012 at 9:29 pm |

    We love you over at Facebook’s premiere anti-Komen page:

    https://www.facebook.com/pages/De-fund-the-Komen-Foundation/171880872914883

    Keep up the good work.

  6. samanthab
    samanthab October 25, 2012 at 2:40 pm |

    Thank you, Caperton!! Great list.

  7. number9
    number9 October 25, 2012 at 7:19 pm |

    This is a great list! A very dear friend has breast cancer and so I’ve started making donations in her name on her birthday to the NBCF a few years ago. The first time I donated, I had to do a good deal of research because I was trying to avoid SGK. So from personal experience of looking for a good organization to support, I know that a list like this can be really helpful! Thank you, Caperton, for doing this research.

  8. Gerry Dorrian
    Gerry Dorrian October 26, 2012 at 3:57 am |

    A very good list, I’ve had friends with breast cancer. What about abortion as a cause of breast cancer?

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  10. Tim
    Tim October 26, 2012 at 11:37 am |

    One other suggestion, which will only apply to some people, but just in case it might be overlooked: If your employer participates in a United-Way-type campaign (ours is called “OneGift”) and you choose to donate, and if they allow gifts to be specifically “directed” (a lot of ifs I know), you can usually find a PP chapter of some kind on there. The form I get has spaces for up to 3 specific designations and I have used it the last two times to send some of my deductions PP’s way. Just filled out the 2013 form yesterday, in fact.

    An advantage of doing this is that your money won’t be going to the places you don’t want it to (Komen was on the list!). Unless that’s all just a scam, and the “umbrella” agency dishes out the money however they want to anyway.

  11. Arkady
    Arkady October 26, 2012 at 12:14 pm |

    For UK charities, Cancer Research UK are the biggest and fund a lot of research (don’t have time to look up right now, but from memory they’re fairly low on admin costs too). The other I’d recommend is Marie Curie Cancer Care, who fund and train specialist nurses to help people with cancer.

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