Skip to comments.Susan G. Komenís Moral Dilemma
Posted on 11/06/2014 4:33:39 PM PST by Coleus
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The Komen organization tends to lead people think they are the only cancer charity out there.
I’ve been to relay for life events locally. Both in support of my teen son for leukemia and as a former cancer patient myself.
Probably insensitive to say, but going to those events you get the feeling it was for breast cancer only. Few men and my son was the only child with cancer there.
You would think such events would work with local children’s hospitals to support the kids and their families.
I tend to give to organizations like St Jude’s children’s hospital. You can “see” where they put their money. Also given my experience with local children’s hospitals, they do need support.
It gets even better the farther south you go. Hubby and I saved up enough for the Del Mem Br toll about four years ago, and didn’t stop until we got to South Carolina.
I had looked forward to missing a couple things, but we found them here. There’s a guy from Philly that makes a great cheese steak at a sandwich shop downtown. He gets his bread delivered fresh from Philly. A burger joint opened a couple months ago, and they make custard every bit as good as the Pennsville Custard Stand.
If there was anything else in NJ that I liked, I’ve torgotten it. And I sure don’t miss low tide.
Personally, I have a lot of empathy for the women that did/do all that fundraising work for SGK so they could go on those 3 day walks. It just disappointed me to not be able to find out how all that emotion, sweat, tears, and personal fulfillment of the participants translated into substantive help for research for the cure.
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