Menlo College's "Think Pink" Day proves to be a huge success
Original post made on Feb 11, 2014
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on Feb 11, 2014 at 11:22 am
I wish Menlo had chosen a different charity. Susan G Komen is notoriously inefficient with the funds they receive, with the bulk (well over 50%!) going to administrative expenses and fund-raising. Then there's the matter of their pulling funding for Planned Parenthood's breast cancer screenings for low-income women.
I've been involved with Gunn High School's "Dig Pink" event for the last five years. In 2012, we made Palo Alto's Breast Cancer Connections the recipient of our fund-raising. It serves the Peninsula and is extremely efficient as far as expenditures go. More than 90% of funds raised are used in programs.
I encourage all sports programs who hold breast cancer awareness events to find a different organization than Komen.
on Feb 11, 2014 at 2:59 pm
Very sorry to see this support for a "charity" known best for enriching its highly-paid executives and marketing activities, rather than for providing funds that actually make a difference in preventing or treating breast cancer (note that funding for research on prevention is MUCH more limited than funding for research for treatment since the entities (typically large pharma corporations and medical equipment corporations as well as the medical establishment more generally) that benefit financially from treatment don't gain those same economic benefits if we can prevent the disease altogether.
on Feb 11, 2014 at 7:29 pm
Don't assume all businesses with pink ribbons are actually donating to the cause because there are scams out there: