06 January 2011

Donor Money Used "For The Cure"

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Colbert gives a tip of his hat to the Susan G. Komen for the cure foundation for their dedication to suing other organizations who use the phrase 'for the cure.' Laura Bassett reports for the Huffington Post:
So far, Komen has identified and filed legal trademark oppositions against more than a hundred of these Mom and Pop charities, including Kites for a Cure, Par for The Cure, Surfing for a Cure and Cupcakes for a Cure--and many of the organizations are too small and underfunded to hold their ground. 
Blum told HuffPost that legal fees comprise a "very small part" of Komen's budget, but according to Komen's financial statements, such costs add up to almost a million dollars a year in donor funds. 
Komen is sounding like the Monsanto of nonprofits. Maybe Gates will partner with them as well...