Wednesday, June 01, 2011
BLOGSCAN - Another Health Care Foundation Loses Its Way
From Gary Schwitzer's HealthNewsReview blog, an aggregation of stories that shows how the famous Susan G Komen For the Cure foundation has lost its way. Not only is this organization using its financial resources to launch legal challenges to other charities that dare to use the phrase "for the cure," but it now has joined a corporate partnership to sell perfume. It seems that no matter how well-intentioned a health care organization is, infuse it with enough money and fame, and watch things unravel. Health care charities now seem to be no more resistant to mission amnesia than are academic medical institutions.