Skip to comments.Funding fight appears to be affecting Komen's Race for the Cure sign-ups (Ft Worth)
Posted on 03/16/2012 7:07:04 PM PDT by fwdude
FORT WORTH - Early registration is down nearly 50 percent for Komen's Race for the Cure Greater Fort Worth, a sign that hard feelings linger over the recent funding controversy with Planned Parenthood.
Only 2,125 people had registered for this year's race as of Friday, down from 4,178 at this point in 2011.
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You are misreading the data -
The other 2,000 or so who would have signed up were aborted by Komen’s political allies.
Wait till they find out that half the contributors of the runners signed up have also been aborted.
I have had friends who have done the Komen 3-day in the past and when they asked me to sponsor them I have declined, explaining that I can’t support any organization that donates to Planned Parenthood. Most of them had no idea and some even questioned my info - now that this whole thing hit the media and Komen sided with PP, I expect their donations to drop dramatically.
I have lost family members to breast cancer and I have an aunt battling it right now. I am all in favor of funding research and better treatment options but Komen jumped the shark this past summer and I will only donate to organizations whose mission is to fight cancer - not those with a social agenda to push!
Pro-Life groups should rent billboards along the route, showing what donors money is really being used for.
The Mrs and myself have donated to Komen in the past. (2005) When I learned of the propaganda and schadenfreude, we haven’t since. I’m still dealing with cancer myself and have had close family taken because of it. We are much more selective on who we donate to.
Maybe there needs to be a “Cure for the Race.”
I’m doing Avon this year. At least you can follow the money on their website.
Check out Avon.
Of course if you abort all the children you will have a defacto cure for breast cancer .... you won’t have anyone left to get cancer!
What I don’t “get” about Komen/PP or most of these ‘charities’ is: why wouldn’t donors just give directly to PP if that’s where they want their $ to go? It almost seems a form of non-profit money laundering.
Other reasons could be the incredible pressure Komen put on racers last year, effectively demanding every ‘racer’ be ‘sponsored’ and fundraise in addition to their own contribution. This year they've also dropped the ‘family’ registration; the cost for a family of four to participate has jumped from $70 to $160.
So, all in all, yeah, I'm sure the idiotic decision to restore funding to clinics that don't actually provide any cancer screenings has cut down the number of participants, but I think the bigger reason has OBAMA written all over it, from the freewheeling debt spree that is killing the value of the dollar to the heavy regulations that are killing jobs.
Komen is a scam.
I am sure all of the things you mentioned are contributing. The elimination of the family option is a real killer for many.
Komen is like many large charitable organizations that spend very little on research and a great deal on salaries, events that promote “awareness”, and telling everyong to eat right and exercise. Most of them are a big con.
There are several websites that rate charities and tell you how they spend their money. Personally, my favorite non-profit is the Institute for Justice. It fights government trampling on property rights and excessive regulation.
Narrow minded bigots, of course, especially since that sixteen member family they complained about raised nearly $11,000. So now they might get part of the family involved, and only part of the money, because someone wanted tighter reigns on the donated t-shirts.
But it is a very very common viewpoint right now, among charities, to limit premiums as ‘it affects the bottom line.’ The heck it does.
Just out of random curiosity, I called up two people I know who do custom t-shirts. I first asked if they were interested in sponsoring shirts for a charity run. They hemmed and hawed, but then I changed the question. I asked both if they would consider sponsoring (printing and providing t-shirts) for ONLY those who registered as a ‘family’, warning that some ‘families’ could be as many as 16 people. Both didn't even hesitate - the yes was immediate. Both had the same condition - that they get a prominent placement ON the t-shirt they produced, and that they get sufficient warning on the number of pre-registered families. Both also offered to provide extra shirts for those who did on site registration.
Why? The bigger the family, the bigger the business for these guys. Just getting in their ear is enough to fork over $12,000 - $15,000 in t-shirts and printing, as the bigger the family, the more likely that their children will be involved in multiple teams, service groups, and activities and all are potential customers.
“Most of them had no idea and some even questioned my info - now that this whole thing hit the media and Komen sided with PP”
Thats the problem for them. By doing what they did everyone now knows the truth, It is no longer a question of “where did you hear that?”