Please Help Stop Cancer

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I know that we all see these posts asking for money. I want you all to know that I am not going to ask for any funds that will help me get ahead. What I am asking of any of you is $5 toward my Relay for Life Team. You will be making the a huge difference.

https://secure3.convio.net/tacs/site...donation=form1

You know cancer strikes everyone in one way or another. You can make a difference.
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  • Profile picture of the author gvannorman
    I know that there are many members here who have been struck by Cancer. I am asking for a small donation to help find the cure.

    Please if you can spare just $5 visit my page and you can post an online donation directly to the American Cancer Society page.


    http://main.acsevents.org/goto/kathyskrew
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    • Profile picture of the author Jonathan 2.0
      Originally Posted by Ernie Lonardo View Post

      We will never have a cure because the people who control the world dont want to cure cancer.
      Interesting comment. Why so? (If you don't mind me asking.)
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    • Profile picture of the author jimbo13
      Originally Posted by Ernie Lonardo View Post

      We will never have a cure because the people who control the world dont want to cure cancer.
      Mmm. So why has cancer mortality been falling in Europe every year since 1975 then?

      And why is every European Government doing everything possible to reduce smoking and drinking excess alcohol?

      Surely that would not be in the interests of Glaxo etc would it?

      I mean, they would be secretly funding pro-smoking lobbies and Tobacco companies but they errrm, aren't.

      Dan

      PS: Just noticed you are in Australia. What do you think the Government policy of Slip Slop Slap was all about then? That's right. Reducing skin cancer.
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  • Profile picture of the author dminorfmajor
    I'll answer for him. There is too much money pouring in for the treatment of it.

    If they cure it, the patient pays one time and they're done.

    If they don't cure it, the patient comes back multiple times a month for treatment and often turn into life-time patients.
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    • Profile picture of the author Jonathan 2.0
      Originally Posted by dminorfmajor View Post

      I'll answer for him. There is too much money pouring in for the treatment of it.

      If they cure it, the patient pays one time and they're done.

      If they don't cure it, the patient comes back multiple times a month for treatment and often turn into life-time patients.
      Supposing there was a cure, why don't they just charge the patient what it would have cost for several treatments?
      Then “They” get their money, and the patient gets a cure.

      Furthermore, surely they'd make more money curing cancer?
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      • Profile picture of the author ThomM
        Originally Posted by gvannorman View Post

        But, the doctors and treatment providers are not the ones that control the world. Do any of you have a family member or a close friend who currently is fighting Cancer or lost the battle? I have 2 aunts that have lost the battle with breast cancer. I watched them as they suffered and I am doing this as my part in helping the suffering of others. I am not asking for a lot. I am tyring to raise $100 by the 31st. I just need $5 from 20 people and I will have reached this goal.

        If you want to donate then please visit the page and click the donate button.


        http://main.acsevents.org/goto/kathyskrew

        Thank you.
        First it is a noble thing you are trying to do and best of luck with it.
        I lost my wife to cancer and a very good friend to cancer. But when I see alleged cures and treatments out there that are economical and promising that the American cancer society and the FDA refuse to run trials on, I can't support either of them.
        Originally Posted by jimbo13 View Post

        PS: Just noticed you are in Australia. What do you think the Government policy of Slip Slop Slap was all about then? That's right. Reducing skin cancer.
        You understand that even though that supposedly caused a decline in basil cell and squamous cell carcinoma there was an increase in the real dangerous one melanoma.
        It's also since been discovered that using certain types of sun screen can cause cancer. Studies are now showing that they may prevent basil cell and squamous cell carcinoma but are causing an increased risk of melanoma.
        So the Slip Slop Slap increased the rates of a deadly cancer while reducing the rates of less deadly cancers.
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  • Profile picture of the author gvannorman
    But, the doctors and treatment providers are not the ones that control the world. Do any of you have a family member or a close friend who currently is fighting Cancer or lost the battle? I have 2 aunts that have lost the battle with breast cancer. I watched them as they suffered and I am doing this as my part in helping the suffering of others. I am not asking for a lot. I am tyring to raise $100 by the 31st. I just need $5 from 20 people and I will have reached this goal.

    If you want to donate then please visit the page and click the donate button.


    http://main.acsevents.org/goto/kathyskrew

    Thank you.
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  • Profile picture of the author KimW
    As a cancer survivor I think this is a good cause,but I also agree that every promising cure is being stifled. My "cure" was worse than the disease.
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    • Profile picture of the author ThomM
      Originally Posted by KimW View Post

      As a cancer survivor I think this is a good cause,but I also agree that every promising cure is being stifled. My "cure" was worse than the disease.
      It's disgusting how it's all about the money.
      I was watching a video about coconut oil and alzheimer's a couple weeks ago, that I think I posted here in that last cannabis thread.
      In the video a scientist said they had synthesised an ester that was 300 times stronger then what works in coconut oil and pretty much cured alzheimers. Then she said that it was to expensive to make and because there wasn't any profit in it, we would never see it.
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  • If someone could provide a reasonable explanation why these 3 gentleman (among others) are given this level of compensation to head a charitable organization, I would be glad to reconsider my position. Personally, I feel it is excessive and unjustified.

    The head of the American Cancer Society since 1992, John Seffrin made $1.3 million in total compensation and benefits in fiscal 2009. His payout in fiscal 2010 was boosted to $2.2 million. This puts him at #2 on CharityWatch's list of Top 25 Compensation Packages. Also listed is compensation packages for two former board members, now retired.

    $1,550,705 - William Barram, National Vice President of Divisional Services, Retired
    $1,407,719 - Donald Thomas, Deputy CEO, Retired

    While the Society won't reveal Seffrin's anticipated retirement payout, it has planned to set aside $16.8 million in SERPs for him and its other most highly paid executives. This is in addition to the $589.2 million planned for future pensions and $57.7 million for postretirement medical, dental and life insurance coverage for all Society employees who qualify, according to the charity's 2010 audit. The Society should not keep donors in the dark about what portion of these millions of dollars set aside for future retirement benefits will directly benefit its already highly paid CEO.
    Eye-Popping Pay at American Cancer Society - charitywatch.org

    I don't want to rain on anyone's efforts to contribute to a worthy cause. That is not my intention. I applaud your spirit and good will in working to end not just cancer, but to all who are working to find cures for deadly diseases.

    I empathize with anyone who has lost a loved one, or is personally battling Cancer. It is a terrible disease that comes in many forms. You truly have my heartfelt best wishes.

    I used to give full support to the American Cancer Society, and personally donated my time. I can no longer in good conscience do that, and choose to support other organizations which I feel are more in need, and dedicate more of their contributions to funding research for cures and preventative medicines.

    Best of luck and success in your fund raising endeavors.
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    • Profile picture of the author Dennis Gaskill
      Originally Posted by MoneyMagnetMagnate View Post

      The head of the American Cancer Society since 1992, John Seffrin made $1.3 million in total compensation and benefits in fiscal 2009. His payout in fiscal 2010 was boosted to $2.2 million. This puts him at #2 on CharityWatch's list of Top 25 Compensation Packages. Also listed is compensation packages for two former board members, now retired.
      About 71% of the American Cancer Society funds go toward the programs they raise funds for. They raised over 930 million dollars in 2009, so Seffrin's 1.3 million salary doesn't seem so out of line. They earned three out for 4 stars for accountability and transparency by Charity Navigator. There are a lot less efficient charities.

      Source: Charity Navigator Rating - American Cancer Society

      Having said that, I tend to give locally, with the exception of things like Hurricane Katrina and the 2004 tsunami.

      PS - The Charity Navigator site is a good place to check on charities you're considering donating to - they have a handy A to Z listing, a search feature, and several "top 10" lists to help guide your giving.
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  • Profile picture of the author Tiffany Carter
    As someone who has lost a dear friend to leukemia i appreciate you spreading awareness. thank you
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  • Profile picture of the author lacraiger
    theres tons of cancer cures out there. if you can google how to make money, then you can easily learn how to cure and prevent cancer.
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  • Profile picture of the author medhasrik
    Cancer is a deadliest word when it is heard and if it strikes someone then life becomes hell. There are many factors that are responsible for cancer. Some say its the lifestyle , some say it is the ignorance towards health, others say that fat people are more prone to cancer. But the main reason yet is not known.

    Scientists have found out some genes name that are BRC1 and BRC2 which are responsible for Breast Cancer.
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