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The American Cancer Society:
Relay-For-Life Funding Raising Event.
The American Cancer Society directs less than 3% of all funds raised to childhood cancers. So what does that mean to you? Why should you care?
Let's imagine that you participate in a Relay-For-Life with the intentions of raising money specifically for childhood cancer. Your team raises $2,000. Out of that money 10% or $200 will go to the American Cancer Society for administration costs. Their fundraising expenses are 18%, or $360. Out of the remaining $1,440, only 2.96% or less than $43 of the original $2,000 that you raised will go towards childhood cancer.
The moral of the story, be sure you know where your money goes, -- before you donate!
Source of information: Wikipedia, Pac-2, AIP, Google
Cancer Rates Increase:
May 2, 2009
Over the next 20 years, the number of new cancer cases diagnosed annually in the United States will increase by 45 percent, from 1.6 million in 2010 to 2.3 million in 2030, with a dramatic spike in incidence predicted in the elderly and minority populations, according to a study published April 29 in Journal of Clinical Oncology.