Questions About American Cancer Fund

F*ck you, cancer (but how?)

If I had gobs of money to throw at a "cure" for cancer, or at least ways to make it suck less for those who have it*, where would the money go farthest? Research for better treatments, research to develop better diagnostic tools, funding for better treatment/diagnostic programs, funding for patient support (like hospice) service, or anything else? Do organizations exist that might be more effective than the American Cancer Society, for example? *If we wanna get specific about which kinds, let's put pancreatic cancer at the top
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I need more information about advocating for myself in the American Health Care system

So this was me commenting a bit ago about how some views toward health care actually damage the lives of real people. And now I need advice, because the situation has grown so far out of my control and I think I’ll go out of my mind with worry. Short version, I'm recently unemployed, uninsured and I have a mass on my left ovary the radiologist report suggests is a tumor in need of biopsy. The pain is a constant 5-6 based on this scale, with spikes up to an 8 that are brief or hours long. I've fallen between the cracks of the healthcare system and my boyfriend can no longer cope and has dumped me as of last night. I've listed the options I'm considering, as well as the things with which I'll need assistance for each option. My questions: 1. How/where else should I look for assistance? 2. Have I missed anything I should consider? I have at the absolute minimum, one month to wait until I get a referral to a gynecologist through the county. On Monday this week I was
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Reddit, do you think cell phones might cause brain cancer, or pose other serious health risks, that we are not being warned about?

I was listening to This American Life on my iPhone today and heard an alarming stat - that of all the studies into the harmful biological effects of cell phones, 75% of studies that were NOT funded by cell-phone companies showed a biological effect, while only 25% of the studies funded by these com…
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Which is more "elitist" -- getting a $400 haircut or INSTALLING A TANNING BED in the Governmor's Mansion...?

...as your first official act? "Palin’s Private Tanning Bed in the Alaska Governor’s Mansion One of Vice Presidential Candidate Sarah Palin’s First Actions as Alaska Governor Was to Equip the State Building with a Tanning Bed By Al Giordano and Bill Conroy Special to The Narco News Bulletin September 15, 2008 The story is familiar: a politician emerges, we are told, from humble roots and pledges to restore America’s small town family values and represent the common man and woman. Late last month, the Republican Party offered the United States just such a leader in Alaska Governor Sarah Palin, or so they said. “Mother. Moose hunter. Maverick,” announced the video with which the GOP introduced this candidate so far unknown to the rest of the nation. Governor and vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin has a darkening secret in the Alaska Governor’s Mansion. It’s the same Cinderella story line that Democrat John Edwards had hoped to ride to the top: the son-of-a-mill-worker from th
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How should I say 'thanks!'?

How should I write thank-you letters for charitable donations? I'm currently working on a fundraiser for the American Cancer Society and have asked all of my family and friends to make donations on fund raising website (hosted by ACS). Beyond that I've also asked them to tell their family, friends, and co-workers about what I'm doing, in hopes that they'll contribute as well. For my family and friends, it's pretty easy, I see that they've made a donation and I call them or write them an email saying something along the lines of "thank you so much, you're awesome and I love you!" But I'm kind of stumped now that friends and co-workers of friends, etc have started donating. I want to send them a personal note letting them know that I appreciate their contribution, but I don't want to cross any lines as far as formality, etc. since I don't know the person personally and especially in the case that it's a co-worker or boss. Some suggestions would be grea
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What quotes could one legally put on an object being sold as a fundraiser?

I am planning to sell buttons at this year's Relay for Life as an on-site fund raiser, and I was wondering what I could legally put on them. I was specifically thinking of movie quotes (either directly or rephrasing, ex. "My name is Bambi. You killed my mother. Prepare to die.") 100% of the money will go to the American Cancer Society, but I know that quote copyright laws are tricky and I don't want to get into any trouble. So, anyone know? Thanks in advance!
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Do you believe in Myths?

1. Myth: One in four women in college has been the victim of rape or attempted rape. Fact: This mother of all factoids is based on a fallacious feminist study commissioned by Ms. magazine. The researcher, Mary Koss, hand-picked by hard-line feminist Gloria Steinem, acknowledges that 73 percent of the young women she counted as rape victims were not aware they had been raped. Forty-three percent of them were dating their “attacker” again. Rape is a uniquely horrible crime. That is why we need sober and responsible research. Women will not be helped by hyperbole and hysteria. Truth is no enemy of compassion, and falsehood is no friend. (Nara Schoenberg and Sam Roe, “The Making of an Epidemic,” Toledo Blade, October 10, 1993; and Neil Gilbert, “Examining the Facts: Advocacy Research Overstates the Incidence of Data and Acquaintance Rape,” Current Controversies in Family Violence eds. Richard Gelles and Donileen Loseke, Newbury Park, CA.: Sage Publications, 1993, pp.120-132; and Campus Cri
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What can we do to BETTER concentrate our financial and intellectual resources towards the cure for cancer?

The USA is by far the world's leader in medical research funding, productivity and knowledge. Yet by ALL measures we are not doing enough. We NEED to "crack some heads together" and bring the best minds into a "room" and force them to come to some solutions (typical and atypical solutions). Almost half the people alive today will have cancer in their lifetimes. That's a damn epidemic. And what are we doing about it? If you went back and added up all the budgets for the National Cancer Institute over the past THREE DECADES, we spent as much money on cancer as we spend in Iraq in NINE MONTHS. It's time for a bold initiative to combat this disease which kills 560,000 Americans every year.
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What can we do to BETTER concentrate our financial and intellectual resources towards the cure for cancer?

The USA is by far the world's leader in medical research funding, productivity and knowledge. Yet by ALL measures we are not doing enough. We NEED to "crack some heads together" and bring the best minds into a "room" and force them to come to some solutions (typical and atypical solutions). Almost half the people alive today will have cancer in their lifetimes. That's a damn epidemic. And what are we doing about it? If you went back and added up all the budgets for the National Cancer Institute over the past THREE DECADES, we spent as much money on cancer as we spend in Iraq in NINE MONTHS. It's time for a bold initiative to combat this disease which kills 560,000 Americans every year.
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What can we do to BETTER concentrate our financial and intellectual resources towards the cure for cancer?

The USA is by far the world's leader in medical research funding, productivity and knowledge. Yet by ALL measures we are not doing enough. We NEED to "crack some heads together" and bring the best minds into a "room" and force them to come to some solutions (typical and atypical solutions). Almost half the people alive today will have cancer in their lifetimes. That's a damn epidemic. And what are we doing about it? If you went back and added up all the budgets for the National Cancer Institute over the past THREE DECADES, we spent as much money on cancer as we spend in Iraq in NINE MONTHS. It's time for a bold initiative to combat this disease which kills 560,000 Americans every year.
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Why didn't Michael Jackson win the Nobel Peace Prize?

The Millennium-Issue of the "Guinness Book Of Records" names Michael as the Pop Star who supports the most charity organizations. The following projects are supported by Michael Jackson: AIDS Project L.A. American Cancer Society Angel Food Big Brothers of Greater Los Angeles BMI Foundation Brotherhood Crusade Brothman Burn Center Camp Ronald McDonald Childhelp U.S.A. Children's Institute International Cities and Schools Scholarship Fund Community Youth Sports & Arts Foundation Congressional Black Caucus Dakar Foundation Dreamstreet Kids Dreams Come True Charity Elizabeth Taylor Aids Foundation Heal The World Foundation Juvenile Diabetes Foundation Love Match Make A Wish Foundation Minority Aids Project Motown Museum NAACP National Rainbow Coalition Rotary Club of Australia Society of Singers Starlight Foundation The Carter Center's Atlanta Project The Sickle Cell Research Foundation Transafrica United Negro College Fund United Negro College Fund Ladder's of Hope Volunteers of America
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Why didn't Michael Jackson win the Nobel Peace Prize?

The Millennium-Issue of the "Guinness Book Of Records" names Michael as the Pop Star who supports the most charity organizations. The following projects are supported by Michael Jackson: AIDS Project L.A. American Cancer Society Angel Food Big Brothers of Greater Los Angeles BMI Foundation Brotherhood Crusade Brothman Burn Center Camp Ronald McDonald Childhelp U.S.A. Children's Institute International Cities and Schools Scholarship Fund Community Youth Sports & Arts Foundation Congressional Black Caucus Dakar Foundation Dreamstreet Kids Dreams Come True Charity Elizabeth Taylor Aids Foundation Heal The World Foundation Juvenile Diabetes Foundation Love Match Make A Wish Foundation Minority Aids Project Motown Museum NAACP National Rainbow Coalition Rotary Club of Australia Society of Singers Starlight Foundation The Carter Center's Atlanta Project The Sickle Cell Research Foundation Transafrica United Negro College Fund United Negro College Fund Ladder's of Hope Volunteers of America
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how do you feel about peter king's youtube vid against micheal jackson?

is you haven't saw he video here is the link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W-gH2gAXjAw&feature=related *PLEASE WATCH IT then answer my question if you haven't alreay seen it* here's my opinion: list of Michael Jackson's charity works: AIDS Project L.A. American Cancer Society Angel Food Big Brothers of Greater Los Angeles BMI Foundation, Inc. Brotherhood Crusade Brothman Burn Center Camp Ronald McDonald Childhelp U.S.A. Children's Institute International Cities and Schools Scholarship Fund Community Youth Sports & Arts Foundation Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) Dakar Foundation Dreamstreet Kids Dreams Come True Charity Elizabeth Taylor Aids Foundation Juvenile Diabetes Foundation Love Match Make-A-Wish Foundation Minority Aids Project Motown Museum NAACP National Rainbow Coalition Rotary Club of Australia Society of Singers Starlight Foundation The Carter Center's Atlanta Project Michael Jackson has donated 300-500 millions of dollars to charity don't let me not get started on
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How will the federal government murder 80 million Americans to prevent them from retiring on social security?

The "trust fund" contains nothing but bad IOU's from the thieves in congress. Sow how does the government intend to murder 80 million Americans before they can apply for SS benefits. Is that why the cure for cancer is illegal in Ameirca? http://www.worldwithoutcancer.org.uk/ Is that why every democrat wants a government run "health care" system with death panels? Will it be by a false-flag biological weapons attack? How exactly will they accomplish it?
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