Pink is not a fall color

My favorite time is fall with all the colors of the change of leaves. But, I have noticed another color that plagues the beautiful orange and yellows in the month of October and that, my dear people, is the color pink.

What the heck is going on? Every product, every container and every conceivable gadget the Susan G. Komen Foundation can get its hands on are plastered with pink.

Susan G. Komen for the Cure is a company with assets totaling more than $390 million. Has anyone ever looked into the salaries of some of their highest-paid employees? The vice president, for example, was paid $417,109. I don’t know about you, but I would never expect directors of a charitable “non-profit” organization to make more than doctors or even politicians. If one would just get into, its screenshot from its 2012 Form 990, your eyes would be opened. In all, about 11 percent of Susan G. Komen for the Cure’s annual revenue goes toward employee salaries.

The highest percentage of funds is in “public health education.” In other words, bringing awareness to the population of the disease itself and the importance of screening for early detection; sounds great, but when you see that Komen stands to profit off of spreading that message, is a twisted message, indeed.

The Komen Foundation owns stock in General Electric, one of the largest makers of mammogram machines in the world. It also owns stocks in several pharmaceutical companies, including AstraZeneca (now AzkoNobel). AstraZeneca has long been a Komen booster, making educational grants to Komen and having cancer treatment drug tamoxifen as a prevention device for healthy but high-risk women, despite vehement opposition by most other breast cancer groups because of its links to uterine cancer.

The organization’s biggest sponsors are the corporations that profit from cancer through chemotherapy and radiation. Surprised? To them, Komen for the Cure isn’t really about finding a cure for cancer; it’s about promoting cancer so they can sell more drugs and radiotherapy that keeps more patients locked into a cycle of dependence on toxic cancer treatments.

Susan G. Komen does provide millions of dollars to fund research, but what exactly are they researching with those grants? Early detection, 15 percent; etiology, 8 percent; prevention, 10 percent; model systems, 3 percent; survivorship, 9 percent; no code, 0 percent; and biology, 33 percent. To break this down, Komen only spends a possible 53 percent of its research funding for research, about 11 percent of total revenue. So, donate a dollar and only a dime’s worth of that will go toward some research.

Did you know Komen for the Cure spends nearly $1 million annually suing small charities over the use of the word “cure?” Komen’s general counsel, Jonathan Blum, had the following to say regarding a legal battle of Komen’s which threatened to shut down a small lung cancer organization for the use of the word “cure” in their name: “We see it as a responsible stewardship of our donor’s funds.” Responsible? Really? Because when I donate money to a charity, I expect them to use it to dismantle other charities that don’t have millions of dollars to spend on harassing others.

In my not so humble opinion, cancer “awareness” is a ridiculous goal invented by deceitful organizations such as SGK to profit off of the American public. Make sure you are “aware” that you could potentially get breast cancer. So that you can go and get yearly mammograms that cause cancer (and make lots and lots of money for us.), then, once you get it, you can come right back to unbelievably expensive and toxic treatments that will only keep you alive long enough to squeeze out from you every last penny that you’re worth.

Breast cancer, along with other cancers, are being treated and cured successfully every day with alternative therapies and have been for quite some time. Most of these cures are centered around real food called nutrition that have been curing patients without a single dose of chemotherapy or radiation. Or a pinkwashed product.

I strongly encourage everyone to watch the documentary film, “Burzynski: Cancer is Serious Business,” for an incredible eye-opening look into what happens when cancer cures are actually found (their creators are faced with a prison sentence). More importantly, what the medical establishment fails to recognize is that cancer is largely preventable. And Susan G. Komen for the Cure is no exception to such ignorance. There are no mentions of eating healthy foods, getting proper levels of cancer-preventing Vitamin D or other factors, such as breastfeeding, in any of their “public health education” efforts, even though these are scientifically proven ways to prevent cancer.

Research shows a very strong link between abortion and breast cancer, meaning that the risk of women getting breast cancer is considerably higher is she has had an abortion and has used the pill to prevent pregnancies.

We are all free to draw our own conclusions, but as for me, I don’t believe that Susan G. Komen’s mission is truly “for the cure.” When someone is in bed with Planned Parenthood, you know that is a lie – and a big one at that.

Dena Schreiner,