Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Alternatives to Komen Foundation

Sometimes my fellow health bloggers get it so right...the best thing I can do for my readers is steer them to another blog.  And that is what I am doing.

The Blog That Ate Manhattan is written by Dr. P. and she did a great job of pointing out that we can still donate to the fight against breast cancer, now that the Komen Foundation has shown their true political leanings.  That debacle will certainly be a classic case study in how you can shut down a money-making brand in one day.  First it was a wrong decision by the board of directors, followed by their silence in the face of an internet storm.  Wasn't anyone paying attention to the "Arab Spring"?  The power of the people is strong.

Ah, but I digress.

Check out TBTAM and see how many other choices are out there besides fake pink.

9 comments:

e cigarettes said...

Hi.I read this post two times. I like it so much, please try to keep posting.Let me introduce other material that may be good for our community.

Margaret Polaneczky, MD said...

Toni -

Thanks for the link love, and for spreading the word about the so many great charities out there.

IF the end result of this controversy is that both Planned Parenthood and breast cancer advocacy get increased support, then everyone wins!

Cary said...

Ah, yes, good old Karen Handel. She ran for governor here in Georgia in 2010 on the Republican ticket, endorsed by Palin and Romney, then lost after being caught in lies about some of her past affiliations. Because of that we got an even harder-core conservative for governor, Nathan Deal.

Steve Heilig said...

Toni - great one yes.

but, wow - the first comment here is from an 'electronic cigarette' spammer/marketer - these guys are rampant, and we're now playing catch-up to regulate these drug delivery devices, inc. new SF and CMA policy - maybe a post on that in the future....

SH

Toni Brayer, MD said...

Steve Heilig: You will have to educate me. I know nothing about these e cigarettes but it says it contains no tobacco. What is the deal?

e cigarette said...

This is so cool..thanks so much for the info. Love it!

Steve Heilig said...

Toni - 'e-cigs' are nicotine delivery devices, w/o whole tobacco but with the rest. they are sometimes marketed as aids to quitting smoking, but used more as ways to smoke w/ perhaps less health impact, plus avoiding public heath restrictions. For that reason, we (SFMS) pushed policy thru at state level this year to regulate them like regular tobacco; SF health dept. now recommends that too, and some other cities ( i have all that info at office, if you wish). They are very aggressively marketed, as we can see!

Toni Brayer, MD said...

e cigarettes: get off my blog

Michael Kirsch, M.D. said...

It's a shame when politics contaminates an issue. Remember 'Mammogate' when there was an outcry against the USPSTF's revised recommendations for mammography? Should we encourage politics vs science? Which of these two groups should we trust to offer scientific and medical advice to us?