Man, it's a sore topic with me. Long story short, I worked at an alternative cancer clinic for six years that was doing amazing things. I saw many people coming in in wheelchairs and then I'd see them again months later and they were walking, they were gray and smelled of death, but then they pinked up and the sparkle in their eyes returned. The government did everything within its power to shut us down and squeeze us out. After all this, including Federal raids, the FDA has sheepishly had to concede that the treatment works and have approved it, at least partially, for some types of cancer.
Anyway, cancer is a huge industry. And a racket. AIDS, the same. Massive money-maker. There will never be a mainstream "cure" (although there are a multitude of natural ways that are free to rid oneself of cancer as well as get CD4 counts within normal limits....) because that will end the gravy train. We are talking a billion-dollar industry here. Read "The Cancer Industry" by Ralph Moss.
I have never given a dime to any cancer charity, nor will I ever. And if you do, you are wasting your money.
Please consider giving to your local animal shelter or spay-and-neuter program. They could really use the help. Kiva (although not a charity) is great too. I sponsor a little girl in India named Sabina through Children International, and I am very pleased with how they run their program and I know for certain my money is being judiciously spent. There are literally thousands of AIDS orphanages in Africa -- all more than worthy. Doctors Without Borders, Mercy Corps, The Salvation Army = excellent.
Last edited by TigerLily; 01-16-2011 at 01:12 PM.
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