It’s that time of the year where we start to see a little more pink in our daily lives: NFL players wearing pink shoes, pink garbage cans along the side of the road and the infamous pink ribbon: October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month! This month many organizations will advertising all over their websites and social media to donate money to their worthy cause but who should you donate to? This is a growing concern not only for breast cancer organizations but charity organizations overall. There is an increasing number of individuals that are trying to capitalize on these types of campaigns to try to scam people. We have seen this all over social media recently with Hurricane Harvey and Irma.
USA Today recently published an article about who to donate to and who to avoid donating for breast cancer advocacy and research. They rated these organizations based on mission, program expenses (the amount of money that that the charities spends on programs and services) and the cost to raise $100 (how much money it spends to get donations).
Here is a list of the top charities (according to USA Today):
- Breast Cancer Research Foundation
- National Breast Cancer Coalition Fund
- Breast Cancer Prevention Partners
- National Breast cancer Foundation
Here is a list of the charities to avoid (according to USA Today):
- National Cancer Center
- Walker Cancer Research Institute
- American Brest Cancer Foundation
For further information about the criteria that the article used to rank check out the USA Today article. Happy Breast Cancer Awareness Month!