NY AG urges breast cancer charities to be transparent on where pink dollars go

Consumerist reports that New York state attorney general Eric T. Schneiderman’s office did a year-long review of the so-called “pink ribbon” business, which I loathe almost as much as I loathe breast cancer itself. They came up with five guidelines intended to protect consumers.


  1. This reminds me of the recent news that with the NFL’s pink breast-cancer branded gear, the NFL pockets almost all of the money.  Generally, I hate the gamification of charity like this.  If you want money to go to a good cause, just donate to that cause.  I question whether the awareness raised by these types of things really offsets the inherent overhead.

  2. Transparency?  Consumer protection?  Why does Schneiderman want everybody to die of breast cancer?  Look over there – pink merchandise!

  3. Totally agree something needs to be done when every other product in the grocery store or Target is “pink for the cure”. Or when every convenience store is selling car magnet ribbons for whatever is in the news.

  4. So this is what Schneiderman has been doing since he tossed all of his foreclosure fraud work into the dustbin of history. Could be worse, I guess.

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