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turkishann
September 13th, 2007, 12:43 PM
The Breast Cancer site is having trouble getting enough people to click on their site daily to meet their quota of donating at least one free mammogram a day to an underprivileged woman. It takes less than a minute to go to their site and click on "donating a mammogram" for free (pink window in the middle).

This doesn't cost you a thing. Their corporate sponsors/advertisers use the
number of daily visits to donate mammogram in exchange for advertising.

Here's the web site! Pass it along to people you know.


please click on this link and report your click on here

http://www.thebreastcancersite.com/clickToGive/home.faces?siteId=2 (http://www.thebreastcancersite.com/clickToGive/home.faces?siteId=2)

come on guys ;)

Mohamed
September 13th, 2007, 04:08 PM
Yeah,
It's an important issue
thank you .

Meerkat
September 14th, 2007, 08:27 AM
I've visited the site and clicked on the window.

My mum was diagnosed with breast cancer 2 1/2 years ago, a very difficult time for us. She had a mastectomy and radiotherapy, and is now thankfully free of the disease, although she still goes for regular check ups and is on Tamoxifen. Recently she had reconstruction to the site, and everything seems to be OK at the moment.

Thanks for posting this link on here.

Mohamed
September 14th, 2007, 09:45 AM
:rolleyes: Thanks god to be better

turkishann
September 16th, 2007, 03:42 AM
sorry to hear about your mum meerkat, good to hear that she has recovered :)

come on guys thought there would have been more support for this important issue :cool:

turkishann
September 17th, 2007, 01:21 PM
Rapunzel

this is a website that companies advertiser on to support the "US" breast cancer charity, if you look further down there is a donation button on the National Breast Caner Foundation is listed on your list, so yes it is a "legitimate charity" it even has the BBB logo on the top of its webpage! So yes Turkishann's is on there!

here is what is says

"Click Here to Give - it's FREE" button helps fund free mammograms for women in need — low-income, inner-city and minority women whose awareness of breast cancer and opportunity for help is often limited. Your click is paid for by site sponsors, and mammogram funding is provided to clinics throughout the U.S. through the efforts of the National Breast Cancer Foundation (http://www.nationalbreastcancer.org/)."

National Breast Cancer Foundation

National Breast Cancer Foundation October 2006
16633 North Dallas Parkway
Suite 600
Addison, TX 75001

972-248-9200
www.nationalbreastcancer.org (http://www.nationalbreastcancer.org)

turkishann
September 19th, 2007, 12:58 PM
rapunzel

you are taking this to serious, this is not my charity, I was just trying to do a good thing!

I am new to this site and you for one have not made me feel welcome or that I can post on here, you are too serious, I am not touting for any charity :mad:

a friend passed this to me who's daughter died of breast cancer and I am passing it on, I do not work for any charitys (I work in a school), what harm can it do? this is a subject that has touched alot of people and I think it is for them to decide if they want to click on the website not you!

chill out, supposed you are going to ban me now:(

turkishann
September 21st, 2007, 04:21 AM
think we will have to agree to disagree on this one, and no I did not know that I was spamming, thought spam was tinned meat :D ;)

lofter1
February 6th, 2012, 03:45 PM
Shout out to Susan G. Komen Foundation, my description about what my Breast Cancer is, and is not.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2ZwpSwm_4as

stache
February 6th, 2012, 06:22 PM
They certainly made a big boo boo.

lofter1
February 6th, 2012, 11:27 PM
Seems the Komen mis-play has loosened the lips of many who'd had it up to here with the commercialization of cancer (http://andrewsullivan.thedailybeast.com/2012/02/commercializing-cancer-ctd.html).

stache
February 7th, 2012, 07:40 AM
Much has been written about products that donate a percentage of profit to charity. Some are calling this a hidden tax for consumers.

eddhead
February 7th, 2012, 11:30 AM
This article is regarding Komen's decision to defund Planned Parenthood, and their subsequent move to overturn that decision. The posturing over Planned Parenthood is absolutely insane.

February 7, 2012

Official Resigns at Cancer Group

By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

ATLANTA (AP) — A high-ranking official resigned Tuesday from the Susan G. Komen for the Cure breast-cancer charity after a dispute over whether the group should give funding to Planned Parenthood, according to a letter obtained by The Associated Press.

Karen Handel, the charity's vice president for public policy, told Komen officials that she supported the move to cut off funding for Planned Parenthood. She said the discussion started before she arrived at the organization and was approved at the highest levels of the charity.

"I am deeply disappointed by the gross mischaracterizations of the strategy, its rationale, and my involvement in it," Handel said in her letter. "I openly acknowledge my role in the matter and continue to believe our decision was the best one for Komen's future and the women we serve."

Handel said in the letter that the now-abandoned policy was fully vetted by the Komen organization. Its board did not raise any objections when it was presented with the proposed policy in November, Handel said.

Officials with the Komen foundation and Planned Parenthood did not immediately respond to messages seeking comment.

Handel had supported a decision that Komen announced last week to exclude Planned Parenthood, which provides a range of women's health care services including abortions, from future grants for breast-cancer screenings because it was under government investigation. The charity cited a probe launched by a Florida congressman at the urging of anti-abortion groups.

The breast cancer charity reversed course after its decision created a three-day firestorm of criticism. Members of Congress and Komen affiliates accused the group's national leadership of bending to pressure from anti-abortion activists. Komen's founder and CEO, Nancy Brinker, denied the decision was driven by pressure from anti-abortion groups.

Until Tuesday, Handel had publicly kept silent about her role in the dispute.

In her letter, she said the controversy surrounding Planned Parenthood was long a concern to Komen officials.

"Neither the decision nor the changes themselves were based on anyone's political beliefs or ideology," Handel said in the letter. Rather, both were based on Komen's mission and how to better serve women, as well as a realization of the need to distance Komen from controversy.

A source with direct knowledge of decision-making at Komen's headquarters in Dallas said the grant-making criteria were adopted with the deliberate intention of targeting Planned Parenthood. The criteria's impact on Planned Parenthood and its status as the focus of government investigations were highlighted in a memo distributed to Komen affiliates in December.

According to the source, who spoke on condition of anonymity for fear of repercussions, a driving force behind the move was Handel, who was hired by Komen last year as vice president for public policy after losing a campaign for governor in Georgia in which she stressed her anti-abortion views and frequently denounced Planned Parenthood.

Brinker, in an interview with MSNBC last week, said Handel didn't have a significant role in the policy change.

Handel, a Republican, ran for Georgia governor in 2010, winning an endorsement from former vice presidential candidate and Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin. Handel then lost a primary runoff to former Georgia Congressman Nathan Deal, who won the general election.

Throughout the campaign, Deal accused Handel of being soft on abortion.

Deal repeatedly attacked Handel over a 2005 vote she took while serving on a metro Atlanta county commission to give more than $400,000 to Planned Parenthood, though not for abortion services. The Georgia affiliate of Planned Parenthood said the money went to a downtown clinic for services such as cervical cancer screenings, testing for sexually transmitted diseases and birth controls.

A longstanding law bans using federal money to pay for abortions except in cases of rape, incest or to protect the health of the mother.

http://www.nytimes.com/aponline/2012/02/07/us/AP-US-Planned-Parenthood-Komen.html?hp=&pagewanted=print

lofter1
February 7th, 2012, 11:39 AM
Epic Fail. Hoisted by her own Pink Bow:




Until Tuesday, Handel had publicly kept silent about her role in the dispute.

In her letter, she said the controversy surrounding Planned Parenthood was long a concern to Komen officials.

"Neither the decision nor the changes themselves were based on anyone's political beliefs or ideology," Handel said in the letter. Rather, both were based on Komen's mission and how to better serve women, as well as a realization of the need to distance Komen from controversy.


How'd that strategy work out, Ms. Handel?