So proud of my mother for doing her own research after I sent her that meme. A sign she hung in her car window.
Is this true?
Not only is it true, it gets worse. The Susan G Komen For The Cure Foundation has actually successfully sued “competing” charities, because (paraphrasing) their “message or branding was infringing.”
You read that correctly: they took money that people had donated to cure cancer, and hired attorneys with it, to sue ANOTHER group of people trying to find a cure for cancer, who, in turn, had to use their donated money to hire their own legal counsel to defend themselves.
There’s a documentary about this on Netflix called Pink Ribbons, Inc. if anyone’s interested.
After the Susan G. Komen Foundation for the Cure withdrew funding for Planned Parenthood several years ago, I stopped participating in their annual fundraising walks. On a personal level, i feel a bit of guilt because my mother died of breast cancer in 1996 and I work with a colleague who is a survivor. On a corporate level, I have no shame. Besides I hate the color pink.
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