Corrupt Cancer Charities

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The Facts: Enforcing Honesty and Restoring Trust

On May 19th, the Federal Trade Commission accused four cancer charities of fraud. They decevied donors and spent more than $187 million of the donations on personal expenses.  They would take donations through telemarketing calls and direct mail. They would say it was used for transporting patients to and from chemotherapy or for pain medication for children. The four so-called charities were the Cancer Fund of America, Cancer Support Services, Children’s Cancer Fund of America and the Breast Cancer Society. These four charities were all created by the same network of people but it’s main leader was James Reynolds Sr. From 2008 and 2012 the charites made about $187 million dollars and only less than 3 percent of that went to donations on cancer patients. The four charities were also accused of falsifying financial documents.

Why it matters.

This issue is a very serious issue and honestly quite disgusting that someone would do that. If it was up to me then I would have them locked up for years. These so-called charities had reputations that questioned their loyalty for a long time now they should have been taken down so long. Hopefully these abusers will be held accountable and some level of justice will be restored.

The main core democratic values that are poorly being shown here is truth and loyalty. The money was going into their gym memberships, college tuitions, carwashes, and other personal expenses. It’s upsetting and they could ruin it for many other charities, who actually are doing the right thing but this discourages citizens to believe in any charities.  It is the ultimate example of corruption in America.

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/05/20/business/4-cancer-charities-accused-in-ftc-fraud-case.html?hpw&rref=business&action=click&pgtype=Homepage&module=well-region&region=bottom-well&WT.nav=bottom-well&_r=0