Lawsuits for the cure?

  • Article by: JEAN HOPFENSPERGER , Star Tribune
  • Updated: June 1, 2011 - 9:44 AM

Could the group Mush for a Cure confuse donors? It's among the nonprofits grappling with trademark disputes.

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ccschonsMay. 31, 11 9:58 PM

"Susan G. Komen for the Cure" is about power and money, not cancer research. Don't kid yourselves.

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bigjimmy007May. 31, 1110:09 PM

As much as I support finding a cure for breast cancer, the Susan G. Komen Foundation seems to have lost sight of their goal - finding a cure. Too often I've seen them being overly litigious against organizations seeking the same goal and they've been far too accepting of corporate "contributions" of miniscule amounts from the sale of "pink" things. There are a lot better things the Komen Foundation could be spending money on, such as actually finding a cure.

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DufferHMay. 31, 1110:48 PM

It would be interesting to know the salaries of Komen Foundation execs.

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hammersteinMay. 31, 1111:10 PM

Indeed. I stopped the Komen NPO a few years ago when U was informed how my contribution is divided and disseminated.

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DannysteelMay. 31, 1111:13 PM

I think president OHbama could come up with a Find A Cure Czar and cure all our petty differences with government regulation so we can all go out and golf on state-run golf courses and be nice to our keepers.

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mgs5150May. 31, 1111:22 PM

Seriously, can you sue for anything and everything? Apple sues everyone related to cell phones and tablets. Non-profits for the color pink. When is Ford going to sue over the rights to the horseless carriage? Or how about my ancient ancestors over the wheel? I'm sure I'm related to those cavemen on some level. I think my family is owed about 1,000,000,000,000,000.00 for the wheel.

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whattheMay. 31, 1111:30 PM

Large non-profits are not non-profit. Their CEO are paid like for profit companies and are compensated for growing donations. That is way they push down the competition with these lawsuits.

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bellczarMay. 31, 1111:55 PM

I've often found it curious that the name of "Komen for the Cure" doesn't say anything about breast cancer. Don't most disease based charities say that straightforwardly, like "American Breast Cancer Foundation"? The idea that Komen could claim "the cure" as a trademark is absurd. Hasn't Jerry Lewis been fighting for "the cure" at least since the 1970s?

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hockeydadmnJun. 1, 1112:07 AM

And the lawyers are laughing all the way to the bank. The Cheeseburger bill that Dayton vetoed is a good example of our governments support and promotion of rampant frivolous lawsuits. What percentage of politicians are lawyers? The court system is controlled by judges, that are lawyers and there are lawyers out there that will file any imaginable claims if their is a target with money to attack. We need tort reform, but good luck finding a lawyer, judge or politician willing to fight for it.

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ccschonsJun. 1, 11 2:49 AM

The CEO of Komen for the Cure, Hala G. Moddelmog, makes $531,924/year, not including bonus.

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