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  •  I never fell for the (7+ / 0-)

    pink ribbon thing, either. Well, maybe one of the walks for breast cancer research I participated in a few years ago was associated with Komen, I don't know.

    But even before the scandal broke, I had a bad feeling about them.  As others have pointed out, it seemed the goal was raising money. But for what? I think the CDC and NIH should be properly funded and doing unbiased research on the causes and prevention of breast cancer. There doesn't seem to be the will to do that.

     Private charities such as Komen have too much say in who gets funded (Planned Parenthood debacle) and in the research itself. Unfortunately science is not unbiased: it has to be funded by private companies and groups with a stake in the outcome.

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