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To encourage viewers to share the video with others and increase breast cancer awareness, UnitedHealthcare will donate ten cents ($.10) per view to The Philadelphia Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure up to a maximum donation of $100,000.


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offline away busy sorry (63)
Monday November 29, 2010, 10:40 pm
done it.

gail dair (0)
Tuesday November 30, 2010, 12:04 am
noted ty

Deborah B (71)
Tuesday November 30, 2010, 1:13 am
Noted. Thank you. I know that the Pink Ribbon campaign and Susan G. Koman Foundation for breast cancer research are far and wide. However, in that I am opposed to animal testing, I do not support Susan G. Koman Foundation. I feel that I must keep to my core beliefs. I, myself, am a breast cancer patient and I have had close friends in the same situation and therefore, I do not feel that I am lacking an understanding or compassion of any kind. UnitedHealth is one of the major health insurance giants and just as others, once one is aware, she finds herself in distress in that those pink ribbons will not pay all the tens of thousands of dollars in medical bills and the ongoing care that follows initial surgery and treatments. In no way do I want to discourage anyone from taking care of herself. But when Care2 started putting Susan G. Koman in the Click To Donate I found that conflicting in that people who are opposed to animal testing are clicking to donate on a foundation connected with that very thing. But, thank you Barb, for sharing this video on a very important topic. It is appreciated.

Charles Webb (11)
Tuesday November 30, 2010, 10:23 am
I sympathise with you, Deborah B and your fight. I hope you will be well and live a long life. I have to say that if you are receiving treatments, you are benefitting from the animal testing you dissagree with. Isn't that a bit hypocritical? And if you benefit from it and want it abolished, you are denying people in the future of the chance you have today. That seems very unfair to me.

Ramona Thompson (210)
Tuesday November 30, 2010, 12:31 pm

Ann L (15)
Tuesday November 30, 2010, 4:39 pm
Noed. Thanks

Albert M (112)
Wednesday December 1, 2010, 3:47 am
Animal testing is based on the premise that the tested drug will have similar effect on humans as on the species of animal tested. Such is not the case in reality as the majority of tests fail to have similar effects on humans as on the the animals tested.

Deborah B is no hypocrite by not supporting Susan G. Komen for the Cure who supports drug testing on animals. Chemotherapy is just one method of treating cancer as there are other methods of treatment such as radiation, surgery and nutrition/diet. Cancer treatment is a holistic effort not simply dependent on chemotherapy. She is certainly not denying others the chance of a cure.

Michael O'Brien (5)
Wednesday December 1, 2010, 4:27 am
Please put this up on your FaceBook or blog's , I DID . This is a great cause and has helped so very many .
With your help this could be a bad memory in history. Every little bit helps
Thanks :-) MikeyO

Thanks BarbCat

Lynda K (35)
Wednesday December 1, 2010, 11:06 am
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Lynda K (35)
Wednesday December 1, 2010, 11:09 am
Thanks BarbCat, unfortunately I wasn't able to watch it as it has UMG and nit available in the country I live in.

Susan S (187)
Wednesday December 1, 2010, 1:15 pm
I agree with Deborah that I cannot support a cause that engages in animal testing. Unfortunately, most health charities rely on animal experimentation. For me, animal welfare is very important. I do not click to donate to support the Susan G. Komen foundation.

Barb Knight (1678)
Wednesday December 1, 2010, 1:44 pm
I am either stupid or oh, so, forgetful or just naieve. I see a commercial where they test on mice for breast cancer and it never occurred to me that C2 supports breast cancer. Maybe we should start a petition asking them to please remove Breast Cancer in the Daily Clicks? What do you think?

Glamour Girlcat (32)
Wednesday December 1, 2010, 6:26 pm
Ooo, BarbCat, now you're starting a controversy. Good for you!

Deborah B (71)
Thursday December 2, 2010, 10:27 pm
My comment here is for Charles Webb. I understand what it is that you are saying. However I did not take chemotheraphy drugs for treatment. You are making assumptions. It has been shown that many tests on animals are not really that effective when all is said and done in that the results do not always truly reflect what happens within the human body. My mother was a subject study patient at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland here in the U.S. which is the national center for research for the government. for the chemotherapy drug called cisplatin which is used to this day as in the ovarian cancer that she had. That means trial tests on HUMANS and not mice or primates or any other animal. I have lost many people to cancer, I have had and still know those who survive and I do my thing. You may view me as you care to, but hypocrite I am not. I merely am walking my talk and not supporting agencies, foundations or charities that use unproven animal testing so I believe that makes me true to myself and certainly not the hypocrite that you call me. As I said, no chemotherapy. I did not say that others should not have medical treatment. But there are some very large organizations that address this issue. I do not know how well-versed you are in certain topics. As for breast cancer, there are charities and groups that deal with breast cancer that do not use animal research that is unnecessary, one of which is the well-known Avon Foundation. So, Mr. Webb, think about what you call people without knowing all the facts. No offense taken.

Deborah B (71)
Thursday December 2, 2010, 10:47 pm
Barb, I just noticed your comment about the Clicks. When Click To Donate first added Susan G. Koman this year, I wrote a letter to Care2 about my concerns but received no response.

Charles Webb (11)
Sunday December 5, 2010, 7:59 am
That's fine then, but most animal rightests would forcibly shut down animal testing and would harm many new cure advancements. My wife died of cancer and she was a damn sight more important than a mouse.

Keisha F (6)
Thursday August 18, 2011, 5:22 pm
I must admit, cancer is the most silent killer I know. It does not matter what race, creed, sex, or you belief system is to affect your life. I have seen too many people around me to be affected until one day and three years ago it tried to attack me. I really hope that a cure is found very soon.

Keisha F (6)
Thursday August 18, 2011, 5:28 pm
I must admit, cancer is the most silent killer I know. It does not matter what race, creed, sex, or you belief system is to affect your life. I have seen too many people around me to be affected until one day and three years ago it tried to attack me. I really hope that a cure is found very soon.

Bella Fitzpatrick (280)
Thursday October 6, 2011, 1:57 am
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