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    Be careful fundraising "for a cure"

    Have you seen this?

    <a target=_blank class=ftalternatingbarlinklarge href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/12/07/komen-foundation-charities-cure_n_793176.html?ref=fb&src=sp
    ">http://www.huffingtonpost.com/...76.html?ref=fb&src=sp
    </a>
    Apparantly the Susan G. Komen Foundation spends a good deal of money going after other charities that use the "for a cure" phrase in their fundraising. They have patented the phrase, so now all the other disesease that need a cure and fundraise for that cure are potential targets for being sued.

    This makes me crazy aggravated!!!! I thought I'd share and get your opinions.

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  2. #2

    Be careful fundraising "for a cure"

    Have you seen this?

    <a target=_blank class=ftalternatingbarlinklarge href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/12/07/komen-foundation-charities-cure_n_793176.html?ref=fb&src=sp
    ">http://www.huffingtonpost.com/...76.html?ref=fb&src=sp
    </a>
    Apparantly the Susan G. Komen Foundation spends a good deal of money going after other charities that use the "for a cure" phrase in their fundraising. They have patented the phrase, so now all the other disesease that need a cure and fundraise for that cure are potential targets for being sued.

    This makes me crazy aggravated!!!! I thought I'd share and get your opinions.

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  3. #3

    Be careful fundraising "for a cure"

    Have you seen this?
    <br />
    <br /><a target=_blank class=ftalternatingbarlinklarge href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/12/07/komen-foundation-charities-cure_n_793176.html?ref=fb&src=sp
    ">http://www.huffingtonpost.com/...76.html?ref=fb&src=sp
    </a><br />
    <br />Apparantly the Susan G. Komen Foundation spends a good deal of money going after other charities that use the "for a cure" phrase in their fundraising. They have patented the phrase, so now all the other disesease that need a cure and fundraise for that cure are potential targets for being sued.
    <br />
    <br />This makes me crazy aggravated!!!! I thought I'd share and get your opinions.

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  4. #4

    Be careful fundraising "for a cure"

    I saw this and was SO upset. They spend more money legally attacking other charities than many charities could ever hope to raise toward their causes... how very offensive.

    As if breast cancer is the only disease worth curing? How can you 'own' the word 'cure'?!?! This is so unbelievable. I think multiple causes of all types (spanning many diseases) should band together, find some pro bono lawyers known to support non-profits to represent them and go after them for this. <img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-mad.gif" border="0">

    eta> I hasten to add that I mean NO offense whatsoever to efforts toward curing breast cancer. My mother is a breast cancer survivor. But this is outrageous.

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  5. #5

    Be careful fundraising "for a cure"

    I saw this and was SO upset. They spend more money legally attacking other charities than many charities could ever hope to raise toward their causes... how very offensive.

    As if breast cancer is the only disease worth curing? How can you 'own' the word 'cure'?!?! This is so unbelievable. I think multiple causes of all types (spanning many diseases) should band together, find some pro bono lawyers known to support non-profits to represent them and go after them for this. <img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-mad.gif" border="0">

    eta> I hasten to add that I mean NO offense whatsoever to efforts toward curing breast cancer. My mother is a breast cancer survivor. But this is outrageous.

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  6. #6

    Be careful fundraising "for a cure"

    I saw this and was SO upset. They spend more money legally attacking other charities than many charities could ever hope to raise toward their causes... how very offensive.
    <br />
    <br />As if breast cancer is the only disease worth curing? How can you 'own' the word 'cure'?!?! This is so unbelievable. I think multiple causes of all types (spanning many diseases) should band together, find some pro bono lawyers known to support non-profits to represent them and go after them for this. <img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-mad.gif" border="0">
    <br />
    <br />eta> I hasten to add that I mean NO offense whatsoever to efforts toward curing breast cancer. My mother is a breast cancer survivor. But this is outrageous.

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  7. #7

    Be careful fundraising "for a cure"

    I can't get past it, I'm so angry. I support breast cancer all the time and have given to SGK many times in the past. I don't have family that are survivors, but it still an important cause. But I won't be supporting THIS effort at all -- I will have to focus on the smaller breast cancer foundations.

    This IS so offensive.

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  8. #8

    Be careful fundraising "for a cure"

    I can't get past it, I'm so angry. I support breast cancer all the time and have given to SGK many times in the past. I don't have family that are survivors, but it still an important cause. But I won't be supporting THIS effort at all -- I will have to focus on the smaller breast cancer foundations.

    This IS so offensive.

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  9. #9

    Be careful fundraising "for a cure"

    I can't get past it, I'm so angry. I support breast cancer all the time and have given to SGK many times in the past. I don't have family that are survivors, but it still an important cause. But I won't be supporting THIS effort at all -- I will have to focus on the smaller breast cancer foundations.
    <br />
    <br />This IS so offensive.

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  10. #10

    Be careful fundraising

    I agree--that's ridiculous and beyond!

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