Yes - there has always been something about the Komen organization that has made me a little wary. So when I wanted to do a big multi-day fundraising walk I went with Avon's Foundation. And now this - so I won't even be running in their 5k races or donating to anyone who does. So sad - it didn't have to be this way - they could have done so much more good. And if they think that finding that "different" demographic of women that they weren't reaching otherwise can only be done through a fast food franchise - that's a statement in itself.
OMG!!! People in the media are making statements of how great this idea is!!! When is America going to wake up and realize just how BAD chicken and other animal products are for the human body, not to mention how horrible the animals are treated. Other countries don't even want to buy American animal products! Shouldn't Susan be speaking on prevention instead of pumping people up to raise money for drugs and poisons?
I just wrote them a letter, I had no idea about this until reading this post. I actually didn't want to believe it, but yes, there's the freakin pink bucket on their website. I'm so disturbed by this, and while I doubt my letter will change much, it's another voice. I believe my 'voice' used the word "prostituting" (which is what they are doing) and made sure to mention that I'm no longer a supporter of theirs, and that they're going the wrong route with this stupid, ironic choice.
The ability for major industries to subvert the missions of these advocacy organizations is a tragic consequence of our for-profit medical system and very common.
The public is generally happy thinking they are doing their part to fight breast cancer by feeding their family carcinogens served up in a big pink bucket.
Those that treat breast cancer, (not prevent it) are promised increased resources, those that cause it, increase their profits selling the buckets of fried chicken, and the organization itself is handsomely rewarded. Everyone involved wins.