"While the absolute dollar amount of those grants has steadily grown, it has not kept pace with the surge in donations Komen has received, a Reuters analysis of the group's financial statements shows."
"In 2011, the foundation spent 15 percent, or $63 million, of its donations on research awards that fund studies on everything from hard-core molecular biology to the quality of breast-cancer care for Medicaid patients.
"That proportion was down from 17 percent in 2009 and 2010. In 2008, that percentage reached 29 percent of donations. The annual financial statements cover April 1 through March 31." www.reuters.com/…/us-usa-healthcare-komen-research-idUSTRE8…
When a charity says that 83 cents of their donations goes into their stated mission, it's important to know what their mission is. While it appears that research for a cure is Komen's top priority, it's not. It's a mere spoke in their mission statement.
"At Susan G. Komen, our mission is to save lives and end breast cancer forever by empowering others, ensuring quality care for all and energizing science to find the cures." http://ww5.komen.org/AboutUs/OurWork.html…
Apparently funding science doesn't come under their mission statement blanket word of "energizing."
It's time for more.