Chris Beat Cancer is a website that does a good job of providing direct stories of holistic cancer survivors, as well as eye opening investigation, such as this article about Susan G Komen. I have been part of the “Think Before You Pink” campaign for four years. Which is the campaign to stop the senseless giving of money to the wrong charity. The pink commentary suggests that breast cancer is the problematic charitable giving area… but the reality is it is pretty much every fund raising campaign out there.
Either the money goes to the organization at a rate that is simply unacceptable, or the money goes to a wealthy pharmaceutical company, that is raking the patients over the coals with the expense of their toxin rich, more cancer causing, mostly useless, chemotherapy drugs.
Read the excerpts from the article on ChrisBeatCancer.com –
–Only 21% of money that Susan G Komen for the Cure raises goes to cancer research “for the cure”. Simple math tells us that 79% of the money they raise isn’t going to anything that could produce a cure. As if that wasn’t bad enough, donating to cancer research is essentially giving free money to drug companies who make billions in profit every year, and don’t need your money, and are only interested in research that can lead to patentable highly-profitable drugs that they can sell back to you. For more on this, watch my 500k view rant Why I Don’t Race for the Cure.
-Komen has taken legal action against over 100 small non-profits for using the phrase “for the cure” in their fund-raising campaigns. How dare you sell cupcakes for the cure. Sue that little girl!
-In 2010, Komen partnered with KFC who sold pink buckets of chicken “for the cure”. Apparently the folks at Komen don’t know that fast food consumption is directly linked to obesity, and that obesity is the 2nd leading cause of cancer.
-In 2011, Komen created and sold a perfume called “Promise Me” containing potentially cancer-causing toxic ingredients coumarin, oxybenzone, and toluene. After criticism they pulled it from the market.
-In 2012, Komen drew criticism from the medical community for using misleading statements and deceptive statistics in their ads promoting mammograms. Komen uses donation money to provide mammograms to women who can’t afford them, which seems good, until you learn that a 25-year study of 90,000 women proved that mammograms don’t save lives, and that what early detection campaigns are actually doing is overdiagnosing and funneling women into an industry of harmful overtreatment, resulting in unnecessary surgery, chemo, radiotherapy and hormone therapies.
-In 2014, Komen partnered with Baker Hughes who produced 1,000 pink drill bits to be used in their fracking operations with the cutesy slogan “Doing their bit for the cure”. Fracking involves the use of 700 different chemicals, some of which, like benzene and formaldehyde, are linked to cancer.
-As a result of some of the shenanigans above, in 2014, Charity Navigator downgraded Komen to 2 stars (out of 4). Since that public embarrassment, Komen has been working to improve their rating. Nancy Brinker stepped down and was replaced with a much lower paid CEO. Their overall rating has come back up to 3 stars, but their financial rating is still 2 stars as of June 2016.
-Another organization that Komen funnels money to that has nothing to do with curing cancer is Planned Parenthood, which was founded by racist, eugenicist, sterilization proponent Margaret Sanger (google her) and is the single largest provider of abortions in the United States. Multiple studies (ignored by mainstream media) suggest that abortions significantly increase a woman’s risk of breast cancer. I realized this might produce some anxiety for you, dear reader, but you need to know.
I am one who loves to give money to charity, but I really do not trust giving it to cancer research of any kind, as it is often an exploited and manipulated world. Easy to prey on emotion, and to pressure people into supporting the organization based on the hopes of a cure. This organization is furthest from a cure of just about every organization pushing into the cancer battle.
So, think before you pink. There are better options in most cases.
Be well and Be blessed! – Dr. E