Skip to comments.Some Komen Races Miss Their Goals
Posted on 03/27/2012 7:02:55 AM PDT by Badabing Badablonde
The breast-cancer charity Susan G. Komen for the Cure continues to face fallout from its Planned Parenthood controversy, as some affiliates report declines in fundraising and attendance at the group's signature races and a series of high-level executives have departed.
Eric Brinker, a businessman and son of Komen's founder, has stepped down from the charity's board of directors, Komen said. Last week, the head of Komen's Greater New York City affiliate said she would step down.
The nonprofit's decision to stop funding breast-cancer screening and education at Planned Parenthood clinics set off a controversy last month.
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Is it? Serious question. What does the money they raise really go to?
There is a good book to start with, and lots of info on the web. The book is Knockout by Suzanne somers. Forget her cheesy acting on Three’s Company; the book isn’t about her and barely even by her. Each chapter is an interview with specialists, many MDs, who dare to buck the conventional kill-the-baby-with -the -bath water chemotherapy and who cure people or turn their cancer into something manageable that doesn’t make them sick or shorten their lifespan.
I think anyone who has cancer or knows someone with cancer should read it. Then do more research.
One day the balding, weakening, life-shortening chemo may be seen like leeches and bloodletting.
(I’m not saying it hasn’t helped anyone. But we need to be aware of better treatments down the line by changing our paradigm. I grew up thinking cancer patients went bald. )
At this point, I don't think the loss of funds is due to the feminists. If they hadn't restored the grants to PP, I betcha the race revenue would still be on target. I might have even ran in one.
Who should give money to a foundation who caves to butchers, not anyone I know anymore, these liberal idiots have managed to set back cancer funding and runs 30 years. Nice job Komen!
While there is much value in eating nutritiously, there is no evidence that merely eating a healthy diet will slow the spread of cancer. Cancer cells benefit from good nutrition just like any other cells. Furthermore, they tend to grow faster and can be quite aggressive in making sure they get all the nutrients they need. I have used many kinds of cancer cells in research--they *love* good nutrition.
The purpose of chemo and radiotherapy is to kill rapidly growing cells, by interrupting a process like DNA synthesis which happens in growing cells. Unfortunately, some cells grow rapidly but are not cancer cells, which is why the treatments cause such bad side effects. Some current research is based on targeting the chemo drugs directly at the cancer cells, to minimize the number of non-cancer cells killed. Hopefully, those newer targeted therapies will transition to clinical use within the next few years.
What I'm saying is that in the event you ever get cancer (and I sincerely hope you never do), don't rely on diet to save you. You will still need treatment.
Good Riddance, There are many avenues to give to good causes which will receive more of the donated money and none will go to other evil causes.
You have to be pretty special to anger both sides of the political spectrum at the same time.
Don’t give to Komen, they are controlled by Planned Parenthood.
Thanks. Yes, there are necessary cancer treatments. But there are also some other alternative treatments than chemo. And there are some cancers that can be lived with as a controllable chronic condition. It is time to consider other paradigms than “killing cells.”
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