This is not really the Breast Cancer Society - it is a telemarketing firm that is FOR PROFIT - who uses harassment, intimidation, and profiteering on the name of the charity to generate millions of dollars for its organization - of which a fraction goes to help people. I recently contact the Breast Cancer Society - and their response is alarming to me. Their comments support that this is a conspiracy with the support of the charity. States have filed claims. Raise a fuss yourself. This is an outrage - see the email chain below:

From: xxxxxx
Sent: Tuesday, February 08, 2011 2:55 PM
To: Taylor@BreastCancerSociety.org
Subject: RE: Breast Cancer Society Phone Calls

Now I am enraged by your statement – “100 percent of the money donated comes straight to The Breast Cancer Society”. I am 100% certain that this is ultimately 100% false. I am 100% certain that the telemarketers, operations centers, executives of ACS, and related overhead are not donated for free. I know for a fact that ACS must receive millions of dollars annually from its efforts “on behalf of” The Breast Cancer Society in order to sustain the profitability reported. It is only logical – and statements like yours – or claims that their efforts are on behalf of a charity – only make me want to understand in more depth the conspiracy and fraud of the profiteers involved. ACS does not work on behalf of any charity – ACS works solely for the profit of its shareholders, executives, and employees. And while I can sympathize regarding the amount of effort it takes to obtain funding/donations - I cannot tolerate actions like these that your group is promoting. While you apologize for the actions known of ACS – you also attempt to validate that their unscrupulous behavior is warranted as it generates some income to the charity – this begs to question the true principles of your charter. Supporting a group like ACS as a valid means for collecting donations – is the same as supporting a burglar who breaks into homes and you say their crime is warranted because they pay your charity 25 cents for every dollar they steal. ACS has been charged and found guilty of committing crimes – crimes committed while “stealing a dollar to give you a quarter”. They have injunctions, civil penalties, and thousands of complaints nationwide. You are a knowing conspirator. I don’t know how you sleep at night when you have a “gang” like ACS committing crimes for your donations.

Sincerely,
xxxxx

From: Taylor Eaton [mailto:taylor@breastcancersociety.org]
Sent: Tuesday, February 08, 2011 1:08 PM
To: xxxx
Subject: RE: Breast Cancer Society Phone Calls

We do understand the negative aspects of using this company to help bring in funds to The Breast Cancer Society, but we must also take into consideration the amount of phone calls and donations that are made a day and almost all donations we receive come from the donors the call centers have accumulated. Yes, there are some disrespectful callers and we do completely discourage all behavior like that, I do apologize for any offensive behavior from them and I have removed your number from the calling list. Also we recommend to donors who do call and have concerns regarding the actual amount of their donation our organization receives to visit the website and make a donation from there because 100 percent of the money donated comes straight to The Breast Cancer Society and you can also print out a receipt from there. Once again I do apologize for any inconvenience we have caused you and we do appreciate all donations you have made to us in the past. Thank you, and have a wonderful day.

From: xxxxxx
Sent: Tuesday, February 08, 2011 11:43 AM
To: Taylor@BreastCancerSociety.org
Cc: xxxxxxx
Subject: RE: Breast Cancer Society Phone Calls

My number is xxx-xxx-xxxx and is on the Do Not Call List. I do not understand how your organization could employ or contract with an organization like this. I have generously donated to The Breast Cancer Society in the past and our recreational football and basketball leagues (that I am a head coach and director, respectively) have participated in supporting events. Your actions have jeopardized this continued support. How can I trust in your sensible use of funds – when you are engaged with groups like ACS?

This call was not from one of your call centers – it was from a telemarketing company (ACS) that your organization contracts or employs. They are not a charity – they are a FOR PROFIT organization that is using your name to grow its profits in a very unacceptable manner. I must question why your organization would pay a telemarketing firm of this nature. The majority of money they collect (through intimidation and harassment) is going towards their compensation – and not to the people in need. You are promoting and supporting their indecent behavior – and I would consider their premise and statements to be fraudulent. In fact, numerous states and courts have ruled in support of this claim – and have documented that only 10-30% (at most) of the revenues they collect are paid to the charity. I urge you to consider the damage to your name and impropriety of contracting an organization like this to represent you – you are ultimately hurting the people you are chartered to help. I urge you to stop using groups like ACS or to take actions to ensure proper, appropriate, and sensible representation of your charity.


Sincerely,
xxxxxx
From: Taylor Eaton [mailto:taylor@breastcancersociety.org]
Sent: Tuesday, February 08, 2011 12:17 PM
To: xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: Breast Cancer Society Phone Calls

I am very sorry for the impolite phone calls you have been receiving from our call centers, we will promptly remove you from their calling list. Please send me the phone number which you have been receiving these calls from and I will take care of the situation, thank you.

Taylor Eaton
Receptionist

The Breast Cancer Society
Phone: 480-284-4014
Fax: 480-718-7428
www.breastcancersociety.org

taylor@breastcancersociety.org
stevem
 Feb 08th, 2011

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