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Breast Cancer Prevention: Komen And KFC?

Pink BucketsI must say I was surprised (astounded) when I first saw the KFC commercial touting their Buckets for the Cure. It’s a partnership between KFC and Susan G. Komen for the Cure. KFC donated 50 cents for each bucket purchased.

This, after the recent addition to KFC’s menu of the Double Down Sandwich! It’s my opinion that KFC doesn’t have anyone’s health as their goal.

I want to encourage anyone who wants to support Susan G. Komen for the Cure or other breast cancer groups to simply bypass KFC and donate directly to the group. 

Benefits of donating directly include:

  • You get the tax write off, not KFC. 
  • You might avoid a heart bypass procedure by eating healthier at home or elsewhere.

I’m not the only one who feels this way. Check out the article by Jennifer LaRue Huget in the Washington Post, which states:

A 10-piece bucket of KFC fried chicken (including the sides) costs about $20. If you’re really interested in supporting Komen for the Cure’s efforts, why not just mail them a check directly?

*This blog post was originally published at Suture for a Living*

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