I love that they are drawing attention to the fact that men get breast cancer too. That is so often lost in the pinkifying of breast cancer awareness. However, I wish they weren't donating to Komen.
Recent financials for Susan G. Komen for the Cure show that same year that the organization was roiled by the Planned Parenthood scandal Nancy Brinker, who was forced to step down as CEO got a 64% pay hike--to $684,717. Meanwhile the percentage they dedicate to research has gone DOWN from 29% in 2008 to 16% in 2011.
So of the money that the firefighters are trying to raise, only about 16% is going to research, and even less to research about male breast cancer. In fact, Komen doesn't pay much attention to men that get breast cancer. They also pay very little attention to the causes of breast cancer...to actually preventing it. In fact, they licence products that CAUSE cancer, including their own perfume they released last year with several cancer-causing ingredients.
I wish that Pam would have researched these issues before posting this article.
I'm so glad to see the Indy covering this issue. We have a right to know what's in our food so we can decide for ourselves whether or not we want to feed it to our families. 98% of Europe has banned GMOs because of health concerns. It is also found in many personal care products, even those listed as "natural" or "organic" without certification. GMOs are everywhere, and unless you are growing 100% of your food, it's almost guaranteed that you are eating GMOs.
I had high hopes when I saw the tweet, but shutting a few sprinklers off isn't getting serious about reducing water consumption. Not by any means.
I was there, too. It was a great day. So glad we didn't let the rain and the long drive deter us from going.
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