In 2011, Alan Guei beat 7 of his classmates in a free-throw contest at their Compton high school and won $40,000. When he later learned he had earned a full-ride college basketball scholarship, he donated his entire cash prize to the other competitors so they’d be able to follow their dreams along with him. Source
So proud of my mother for doing her own research after I sent her that meme. A sign she hung in her car window.
Is this true?
Not only is it true, it gets worse. The Susan G Komen For The Cure Foundation has actually successfully sued “competing” charities, because (paraphrasing) their “message or branding was infringing.”
You read that correctly: they took money that people had donated to cure cancer, and hired attorneys with it, to sue ANOTHER group of people trying to find a cure for cancer, who, in turn, had to us their donated money to hire their own legal counsel to defend themselves.
Yeah signal boost because not enough people know about this and seriously FUCK SUSAN G. KOMEN THEY ARE THE ACTUAL WORST
(reblogged in honor of my mother, who died of breast cancer, 11/13/97)
Go watch the documentary, pink ribbons inc, and just see how shitty these organizations really are.