Cancer charities

Marynb Member Posts: 1,118

This is a link of the worst rated charities in the country as reported by the Tampa Bay Times. It is outrageous that so many of them are aimed at cancer. I try to give to charities as much as I can and since being diagnosed, I have given more to cancer charities, even though little of the money will ever help with rare cancers that I have. It makes me angry that so much money money is raised that never does one ounce of good in the fight against cancer.

Before anyone gives to a charity purporting to go to cancer patients or research, it is important to know about the charity we give to. I got a little lax in my research and was giving to most solicitiations for cancer. I won't do that anymore.


  • Sundanceh
    Sundanceh Member Posts: 4,392 Member
    Just Read That Same Article:(

    It's one of the reasons why I try and help with my own direct grass-root kind of efforts....

    I see someone with cancer that I've gotten to know and I read about them....and then when you see an opportunity to help someone, I do it that way.  And that way, the need is directly met and went directly to the person whom you intended it for.

    It doesn't cure cancer, but it touches a life....and you know where it went...and that the person appreciated the gesture and the thought behind it.

    It did mention good organizations like the Make-A-Wish, who do things niece's daughter actually was granted a real Make-A-Wish this year and are working on the date, so that's good to know.

    But the knockoffs that masquerade under the guise of a proven organization is disgraceful.  All of that money raised, and little to none of it being used in the manner with which it was intended.  I don't know how they sleep at night, depriving children and lining their own pockets with all of those millions. 

    You said it.....just know who you are giving it too....the article stated that 35% is needed for any charity for operations etc......but the input/output ratio needs to be in proportion.

    There are good and bad....but an article like this solidifies the thoughts we have on less than honorable doings within those walls. 

    Great article and good info.

  • gmb6493
    gmb6493 Member Posts: 3 Member

    I have severe osteoporosis and arthritis and my Drs need to give me 2 infusions yearly to keep me from becoming unable to walk. Unfortunately to get these infusions you have to have all dental work done first. Very important!!! Could be very dangerous. So 10 years ago I spent my divorce settlement on beautiful veneers so I could chew smile and stop constant headaches. I got anal cancer a few months later and the chemo rotted my teeth underneath and I lost them.

    I need to have implants put into my jaw bone to stop the loss of bone and then start all over but don’t have the $35000 to have it done. I’m in trouble. I couldn’t get a loan or a co-signer and then the a friend told me if I was a cancer survivor charities such as ACS would help me. Is that true or possible? I’m running out of time.

    forever grateful

  • CSNSupportTeam
    CSNSupportTeam admin Posts: 184

    Hi gmb6493,

    Thanks for joining CSN. I'm sorry to learn how much chemo has affected you and what it's done to your teeth. Please reach out to us at ACS's National Cancer Information Center. While we do not provide financial assistance, we can look for resources that may help. You can call our toll-free number, 1.800.227.2345, where Cancer Information Specialists are available around the clock every day of the week to speak with you. You can also utilize the Live Chat feature Monday through Friday between 7am-6:30pm CST on

    Best regards, 


    CSN Support Team

  • gmb6493
    gmb6493 Member Posts: 3 Member

    Thank you so much!❤️

  • gmb6493
    gmb6493 Member Posts: 3 Member