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Friday, April 01, 2016

Two Sham Cancer Charities Closed, $75 Million Owed



medscape
 March 31, 2016

Two purported cancer charities are to be dissolved, and their leadership is responsible for repaying $75 million in public donations, federal and state officials announced yesterday.
Cancer Fund of America Inc., Cancer Support Services Inc., and their leader, James Reynolds Sr, agreed to settle charges that the two organizations claimed to help cancer patients, but instead were actually "sham charities" that spent the "overwhelming majority" of donations on personal expenses and fundraising.
Donors were told that their contributions, which amounted to $75.8 million from 2008 to 2012, would support cancer patients by providing drugs, groceries, transportation for chemotherapy, counseling, hospice care, and cash, according to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC).
But instead of medical treatment or money, patients received boxes of sample-sized soap, seasonal greeting cards, and Little Debbie Snack Cakes from the Cancer Fund of America, which is located in Tennessee, according to a report published last year in the Tampa Bay Times.....

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