The US government has charged four cancer charities with misusing more than $187m in donations, with two agreeing to be dissolved and two fighting the allegations, the Federal Trade Commission said on Tuesday.
The FTC, 50 states and the District of Columbia charged the Cancer Fund of America, Cancer Support Services Inc, the Children’s Cancer Fund of America and the Breast Cancer Society Inc with collecting millions of dollars in donations but doing little to help patients.
The Children’s Cancer Fund of America and Breast Cancer Society Inc settled with the government and agreed to shut down. Three officials from the organizations also settled and agreed to be banned from charitable fundraising.
The Center for Investigative Reporting put the Cancer Fund of America second on its America’s Worst Charities list. Based on data from December, it said the group raised $86.8m for charity but gave just 1% of that to cancer patients… read more.