I always thought the Komen Foundation was an organization that fought breast cancer. I would buy the products that had the pink ribbons on them. I knew that not much from the price of the product would go to the charity, but I thought of all the ladies that would be buying yogurt and thought, well, that would add up.
Later our local newspaper asked people who would like to honor someone who had cancer or a cancer survior to send $10 for each person and 10 percent would be sent to the Komen Foundation. I was shocked to see how much the newspaper was going to keep. I think a lot of companies are making money off of charities.
Then sometime last year, I heard that the Komen Foundation gave money to planned parenthood. Planned parenthood makes it possible for babies to be aborted. I did not like the idea that Komen Foundation was giving them money.
So yesterday I learned that Planned Parenthood was mad because Komen was withholding some money they had given them. Then today, I hear that Komen was changing their mind and would be giving Planned Parenthood money. I think they are in a Lose/Lose situation.
I will still give to Cancer charities. Mine will be local to the Cancer Society in my area.