You would think that with the multi-millions that a group like Komen rake in every year, they'd be stumbling over themselves trying fund studies and
trials such as this, but they don't.
Well, here's my opinion.
Let's look at Susan G. Komen for a second.
From their website, they list the following allocations for funds received in fiscal 2011
23% Research and Awards
Their goal is to "Cure Breast Cancer" but looking at that list, I don't see much activity that actually goes towards a cure. What I see is the
funding of mechanisms that feed more people into the Cancer Machine and the funding of systems that enrich the benefactors of the Cancer Industry
If cancer was actually cured, like they state as their mission, then there wouldn't be a need for an organization like Susan G. Komen to exist,
right? That would be a good thing, correct?
Well, let's think about Komen and especially the 7% of revenue, listed as "Administration". From their own website you can view their
and the current
2011 IRS Form 990
filing. Look at the
numbers presented. You might be surprised.
From April 2010 to April 2011:
And the total number of paid employees?
For total salary expenses of:
Now, I'm no accounting expert and I'm sure someone with more experience parsing these forms could give a better explanation but to me, that's a
#load of dough! Would YOU be willing to sacrifice that kind of cash if it meant someone not dying?
Now we see why our medical industry is a FOR-PROFIT business, not a charity.
P.S. I didn't purposely pick on Komen because I think they're a shady, wolf-in-sheep's-clothing revenue-generating machine started by a
professional businessman's bored housewife. I picked on them because it sickens me that people prance around wearing a pink ribbon and thinking it
actually means # in someone's life. It doesn't. It means dollars in someone's pocket.