Its a muddied water and I tend to agree with you. While awareness is needed, with the amounts of money pouring in to Livestrong they could do so much more. However I am a sceptic and I would not give my money to them, I see it as a business brand that has one aim at its heart. To make its founders rich. Otherwise all the money apart from normal day to day running expenses.....not huge salaries etc...would be going where its meant to. Thats not happening and people benefitting from others life threatening illness makes me sick to the stomach. Its a brand nothing more.Square-pedaller said:I've never really understood what Livestrong does for cancer sufferers. As far as I know it has never put money into research on cancer. At one stage it was touting itself as a source of information, but there's tons of free information on the internet.
So on that, the question of will it suffer if lance goes down. I hope so, in the hope that these people cannot gain from peoples misfortune any longer. Someone needs to be open about what they are doing.
If all the money was going where it should I wouldnt be so vehement, but it isnt, let a real charity take up the work, let someone promote it without amassing a personal fortune, it can be done but greed dictates is wont be.