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  1. BrassOrchid

    BrassOrchid GoComics PRO Member said, 3 days ago

    People say that you can’t buy medical or technological progress.
    But I’m willing to collect a lot of money to give it a try.
    And manage it. I’ll need to have control.

  2. motivemagus

    motivemagus said, 3 days ago

    I won’t donate to the Susan G. Komen foundation, ever since they tried to “own” pink ribbons, and it turned out they were wasting donated money on political activism against abortion instead of for its intended purpose.
    I check out Charity Navigator on charities now.
    http://www.charitynavigator.org

  3. mikefive

    mikefive said, 3 days ago

    @motivemagus

    I looked at a summary of the Susan G. Komen foundation’s financial statement a while back. I don’t think I’m reading the line items correctly. It didn’t appear to me that much of a percentage of income was going to research.

  4. I Play One On TV

    I Play One On TV said, 3 days ago

    Hundreds of millions for cancer research. The best we can come up with is the old tried-and-true: feed the patient poison and hope it kills the cancer before it kills the patient.

    But we have some magnificent cancer centers all over this great land.

    Coincidence?

  5. opednance

    opednance said, 3 days ago

    There are many reasons NOT to support Susan G. Koman org.
    Besides “pinkwashing” (in the ‘toon) and suing over the pink ribbon (motivemagus)
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    They sued other charities that used the phrase “for the Cure”.
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    They charge people who walk in their fundraiser to put up $2300 – if they can’t get that many pledges the walker has to pay this amount themselves.
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    In fiscal year then-CEO Nancy Brinker made $684,717. So much for being the grieving sister-in-law.

  6. motivemagus

    motivemagus said, 3 days ago

    @mikefive

    Exactly..

  7. motivemagus

    motivemagus said, 3 days ago

    @opednance

    And last I checked, her whole family was employed by the org as well.

  8. HabaneroBuck

    HabaneroBuck said, 3 days ago

    Why settle for a cure for cancer? I say, let’s cure death. Seems reasonable.

    85% (at least) of cancer is lifestyle related.

  9. warjoski

    warjoski GoComics PRO Member said, 2 days ago

    @I Play One On TV

    We can’t cure the common cold either. That doesn’t mean Nyquil is holding the vaccine in a warehouse somewhere. I think I’ve read on some of your other posts that you are actually a doctor in real life. So I’ll defer to your expertise. Have there been glimpses of a cancer treatment that might eradicate it? That is an honest question. I haven’t heard of any but I just may not be in the know.

  10. martens misses all her friends

    martens misses all her friends GoComics PRO Member said, 1 day ago

    @warjoski

    That is not at all the implication of what I Play was saying. He knows, as well as I do, that cancer is not one disease but many and that there is never going to be a magic bullet that hits all cancers (and some are just a basic result of growing old). I’m pretty sure he was referring to the funds going for center appearances rather than for cancer treatment and research.

  11. warjoski

    warjoski GoComics PRO Member said, about 23 hours ago

    @martens misses all her friends

    Ah. Thank you. My mistake.

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