The cold, hard truth about the ice bucket challenge

“The cold, hard truth about the ice bucket challenge.” By William MatAskill, Quartz.

Does doing one good action, or just saying you would do it, lead a person in actuality to do fewer good actions in the future? Science says, yes. People are often more concerned about “looking good” or “feeling good” rather than actually . . . → Read More: The cold, hard truth about the ice bucket challenge

Susan Komen CEO's salary draws fire as donations drop, races are canceled

“Susan Komen CEO’s salary draws fire as donations drop, races are canceled” By Lisa Myers and Talesha Reynolds, NBC News.

When the Susan G. Komen Foundation announced last week that it was canceling half of its 3-Day races next year, the charity blamed the economy. But it also acknowledged that its decision to stop providing . . . → Read More: Susan Komen CEO’s salary draws fire as donations drop, races are canceled

Did Backlash Prompt Komen’s Cancellations?

“Did Backlash Prompt Komen’s Cancellations?” By Winston Ross, The Daily Beast.

Lisa Bonchek Adams hopped off the Komen “bandwagon” years ago, long before the charity that puts on “Race For The Cure” events all over the world threatened to yank its funding for Planned Parenthood. Adams was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2006, and in . . . → Read More: Did Backlash Prompt Komen’s Cancellations?

The sad decline of Komen for the Cure

“The sad decline of Komen for the Cure.” By Mary Elizabeth Williams, Salon.

The streets will be a little less pink next year. One of the world’s most prominent breast cancer organizations, Susan G. Komen for the Cure, announced this week it’s canceling its annual “3-Day” fundraising event — a “60-mile walk for women and . . . → Read More: The sad decline of Komen for the Cure

Why is Nancy Brinker still CEO of the Susan G. Komen foundation?

“Why is Nancy Brinker still CEO of the Susan G. Komen foundation?” By Jena McGregor, The Washington Post.

The Susan G. Komen foundation announced Monday that in 2014 the breast cancer charity would be cancelling seven of its three-day walks, or half of its annual multi-day events. The organization said the cancellations were a result . . . → Read More: Why is Nancy Brinker still CEO of the Susan G. Komen foundation?

The Breast Cancer Donor's Dilemma: Time to Revolt?

“The Breast Cancer Donor’s Dilemma: Time to Revolt?” By Ellen Leopold, Truthout

Sixty years ago, the largest national health charities in the United States dominated the philanthropic playing field and were able to carve up the fundraising calendar year among themselves. Competing for their charitable dollars were what came to be called community chests. These . . . → Read More: The Breast Cancer Donor’s Dilemma: Time to Revolt?

The Ins and Outs of Cause-Related Marketing

“Ins and Outs of Cause-Related Marketing.” By Charity Navigator

Charity Navigator interviews Sheila Brown, Director of Development and Special Projects of Breast Cancer Fund, Robbie Finke Franklin, Director of Marketing for the Breast Cancer Research Foundation, and Jean A. Sachs, CEO of Living Beyond Breast Cancer about how corporations and breast cancer charities partner to . . . → Read More: “Ins and Outs of Cause-Related Marketing”

“Gagging on Ribbons”

“Gagging on Ribbons.” By Dori Hartley, Huffington Post

The color pink has pissed me off since 2001, when I was diagnosed with second stage breast cancer. So, in Pinktober, cancer is about sweet sound bites like, “Pink Ribbon Awareness,” “Feel Your Boobies” and “Walk for the Cure.” It’s not about the fact that we puked . . . → Read More: “Gagging on Ribbons”