LIVESTRONG Joins Mayor Bloomberg with Donation to Planned Parenthood Cancer Services Fund

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Lance Armstrong, cancer survivor, champion cyclist and LIVESTRONG founder and chairman, issued the following statement:

“For 15 years, the LIVESTRONG Foundation has served people and families affected by cancer, especially those in underserved communities. We join Mayor Bloomberg and our partners in the philanthropic community today in their efforts to preserve access to cancer screening for women throughout the U.S. The LIVESTRONG Foundation will add an additional $100,000 to Mayor Bloomberg’s matching challenge for Planned Parenthood’s cancer services fund.

As Dr. King said, “there is no greater injustice than inequality in health care.” Cancer, on the other hand, respects no boundaries. It’s a big, vicious disease that has no regard for race, gender, income or which side of the aisle we call home. Its survivors – 12 million of us throughout the U.S. – deserve every bit of support we can muster. The LIVESTRONG Foundation will continue working to expand access to healthcare as we always have.”

LIVESTRONG CEO, Doug Ulman, will be appearing on MSNBC at 11:20 CST today to discuss our recent donation. Please tune in.

115 thoughts on “LIVESTRONG Joins Mayor Bloomberg with Donation to Planned Parenthood Cancer Services Fund”

  1. Jose says:

    Thanks Lance! Just cemented my decision to never purchase one of your products!

  2. Just threw my yellow bracelet in the trash.

  3. Drmitchell says:

    I’m so appreciate of the work of livestrong and have been inspired by their work. If they are donating money to Planned Parenthood, I’m done with Livestrong. Babies don’t get to live strong or otherwise under Planned Parenthood.

    1. LIVESTRONG says:

      As stated above, this donation is going to the Planned Parenthood Cancer Services Fund. The donation will be restricted to this fund which goes to provide cancer screening services in local communities.

    2. Shedragon713 says:

      Get your ignorant head out of your ass. Abortions make up less than 3% of the women’s healthcare services that Planned Parenthood provides. They provide breast exams and cancer screening for women who otherwise have no access.
      http://front.moveon.org/do-you-know-what-planned-parenthood-actually-does/

  4. Anonymous says:

    Wow. No more donations to Livestrong. Thought they were for cancer research.

    1. LIVESTRONG says:

      The donation is going to the Planned Parenthood Cancer Services Fund. The donation will be restricted to this fund which goes to provide cancer screening services in local communities. LIVESTRONG is about the people affected by cancer. We support increased research funding through our advocacy efforts, but our programs and direct services are for people affected by the disease. Visit http://www.livestrong.org to learn more about what we do.

      1. Largebill says:

        So you give money to an organization dedicated to committing evil and you naively believe what they’ll do with the money. Really?

      2. And you are certain that the money will not be used to fund abortions? Who is going to keep track of that? Please elaborate….

  5. Anonymous says:

    Livestrong! What an oxymoron when you are funding the killing of babies!

    1. LIVESTRONG says:

      The donation is going to the Planned Parenthood Cancer Services Fund. The donation will be restricted to this fund which goes to provide cancer screening services in local communities.

      1. Leroy Whitby says:

        Same buildings, same rooms, same waiting rooms, parking lots, advertising, yellow pages listings, etc. That’s a sham.

      2. Largebill says:

        Are you ignorant of the fact that monies are fungible? It would be like giving money to PP to pay their electric bill and then claiming you’re not funding evil.

      3. AMJColistra says:

        No way to insure that & I realize what the stated goal is but it can not be guaranteed. Since ’97 I’ve been raising money for LiveStrong.I’ve participated in countless events between Austin & NY. We’re in the planning stages for a LS Gala this spring. We’ll have to rethink all of this. Until today who ever heard of Planned Parenthood Cancer Services Fund?

  6. Way to go LIVESTRONG and way to go Lance!!! This is why I am so proud to be a LIVESTRONG Leader!!!

  7. LIVESTRONG says:

    Jose and Reg- We’d like to hear your reasoning behind your decision to publican pull your support. For 15 years, we have served people and families affected by cancer, especially those in underserved communities. This donation will go directly to provide cancer screening services to those that cannot afford it.

    1. Planned Parenthood performed over 300,000 abortions last year. It made 800 adoption referrals. It performed zero mammograms, according to its former director Abbey Johnson.

      Money is fungible. When donating to PP for cancer screening, that frees up other funds PP can use for promoting abortion services or lobbying for abortionist policies or PP’s chairman’s absurd $900,000 salary. This is basic accounting.

    2. Leroy Whitby says:

      15 years, but how long have you been funding abortion providers?

    3. Rudyjcat says:

      I might reconsider pulling my support if you can PROVE to me with 3 years of financial records from PLANNED PARENTHOOD that the money Livestrong provides to Planned Parenthood goes specifically for Cancer Research. Prove that with a financial forensic accountant, and we’ll see. You’re supposed to be supporting LIFE, not the killing of innocent babies. They are BABIES, not fetuses. Justify your ideology anyway you like, and I’ll do the same. Planned Parenthood offers murder for hire.

  8. Thanks says:

    Sorry about the people that don’t actually understand what they are reading. Thank you for your support, I’ll buy one of your shirts next time I see one.

  9. Magalie says:

    Seems kind of hypocritical to pull support from livestrong based on your opinion about birth control or abortions. You’re just willing to let other people die based on what, exactly? These funds don’t go to support abortions, they support those of us who can’t afford to progress in the fight against cancer. Being a cancer survivor in remission and knowing several others, if it weren’t for planned parenthood, we would potentially be unknowingly letting cancer eat away at us because we couldn’t afford a doctor or hospital bill. God bless these guys and shame on those of you who are misguided enough to be speaking poorly of them when the funding isn’t related. Planned parenthood saves more lives than you can imagine and is a staple in the life of practically every woman I know. Educate yourselves.

    1. Does livestrong donate to prolife women’s care centers that provide STD testing, cancer screening, and referral services? Why not?

  10. Callbtc says:

    “The donation is going to the Planned Parenthood Cancer Services Fund. The donation will be restricted to this fund which goes to provide cancer screening services in local communities.”

    Can you guarantee that?

    1. LIVESTRONG says:

      A donation by a non-profit is a legal matter that comes with specific contractual stipulations. We are contributing to a fund which covers cancer screenings and cancer screenings only. Use of the funds for other purposes would not be legal.

  11. What exactly does Planned Parenthood do about cancer? Routine breast exams that are exactly what you can get at any Dept. of Health (if you can’t go to any other doctor) or even do in your own shower. They do no mammograms whatsoever.

    Thanks for letting me know that I can cross you off my list of possible charities.

  12. Money is fungible. And Planned Parenthood still doesn’t do mammograms.

  13. Kathleen McKinley says:

    Of course he can’t guarantee that. This is why PP is under investigation. Misappropriations of funds. I will never donate to LiveStrong and I will encourage others not to. Abortion is Planned Parenthood’s main business. It has NOTHING to do with cancer, but much to do with death. Shame on Mr. Armstrong.

  14. OssianSweet says:

    Geez, now when I see Livestrong stuff, instead of being unconditionally inspired, I’ve gotta associate it with petulant political gameplaying. Thanks, Lance.

  15. Bill Steward says:

    With so many services out there who are dedicated to saving lives, why donate to any organization that supports the taking of innocent lives, like Planned Parenthood… Boycott any individual or group that supports the Pro-Abortion movement…

  16. BobRoss says:

    He obviously doesn’t want everyone to “Livestrong.”

    Ronald Reagan: “We cannot diminish the value of one category of human life — the unborn — without diminishing the value of all human life.”

  17. STRONGVIDA says:

    YAY! I always loved yellow and hated pink.

  18. David Frey says:

    Who do you think you’re kidding with that restricted cancer fund BS? Planned Parenthood is an abortion service, plain and simple, and that’s how the money will be used. They can set up silly little accounting tricks to make it look like the money will be used for other purposes, but that’s all done with a wink and a nod. We all know what Planned Parenthood does and doesn’t do. I used to have so much respect for Lance and Livestrong. Now you make me sick. You’re as guilty as the doctor who destroys that little baby, Lance. Every bit as guilty.

  19. Whimzikeys says:

    Thank you.

  20. David Frey says:

    So let me follow the logic here. Livestrong is going to donate money to these abortion merchants because they have a separate fund that (allegedly) provides for cancer services. By the same reasoning, is it therefore ok to donate money to one of the charitable funds administered by the KKK, as long as they promise to only use the money for charity? I’m just askin’ is all.

  21. PearlBeyondPrice says:

    Pro-life people who now take their support away from Livestrong because of “supporting abortion” now show how anti-life they actually are. It’s ludicrous to say Livestrong is suddenly now in the abortionist business. Livestrong has always been about fighting cancer and helping those of us at risk or diagnosed with any form of this terrible disease to find hope, support, and strength to fight. That’s life affirming. It’s also so much more than one type of cancer. One thing I am very glad of today: people are seeing the shallow truth about the interests of “pro-birth” activists… and rejecting the politics.

  22. Breyes999 says:

    For the record, there has been a study showing that people with low intelligence to be drawn to right-wing activity – lack of understanding makes you prejudice:
    http://www.theglobeandmail.com/life/the-hot-button/study-links-low-intelligence-with-right-wing-beliefs/article2325323/
    Sucks that there are so many people commenting below not realizing or even READING above properly to see that the funding is going to cancer research and help in another area. You guys are livestrong make me proud to have the bracelet.

  23. Dlhef says:

    Thank you Lance and Livestrong!! I have never been prouder of the Livestrong organization than today. It’s all about standing together and insuring access to healthcare for everyone. Nothing more.

  24. Sjtrimmer says:

    Stepping up for a great cause! Either other commenters are unaware that this money is going toward the Cancer Services Fund or they are aware and just against equal services to healthcare.

  25. Marcia Banta says:

    Another reason to support LiveSTRONG — putting people in need first. Thanks!!

  26. Jack Burton says:

    Bravo Livestrong!

    As for you closed minded Pro Life jerks, think for just a second. Cancer prevention saves lives which is the very thing you so adamantly preach to all that will listen. You preach and preach and preach about saving lives but do everything you can to stand in the way of life saving measures for those that could not get it otherwise. Shame on you, shame on your bullshit rhetoric.

    How many of you have bank accounts at Bank of America? How many of you use a Bayer product? Have you ever bought gasoline at Chevron or eaten at Olive garden or Red Lobster? Do you have a Paypal account? Have you had your car checked at a Midas? Almost every insurance company in the world donates? Do you not fly on airplanes because several major airlines donated to Planned Parenthood? Are any of you members of AARP? Has the American Cancer Society helped you are anyone you know? Have you turned in you Kiwanis club memberships? How about this, have you ever yelled at a Girl Scout as she is selling Cookies? Are you prepared to boycott The Paralyzed Veterans of American, you know the guys that have fought to give you the freedom to act like a asshole? Have you picketed the YMCA or the YWCA?

    My favorite thing about you Pro Lifers is when you sue people because you are banned from picketing in certain places and don’t like the fact that people are telling you what you can and cannot do with your body as you stand outside clinics spewing your sewage at young girls that are already terrified. You are all cowards. You are bullies that want to force your absurd beliefs on others but the second anyone tries to stand up for beliefs contrary to yours you attack them. Shame on you

    1. AMJColistra says:

      It’s a shame you are not capable of intelligent discussion. The issue here is that Planned Parenthood, by their own admission, does not provide these cancer screening services. Educate yourself.

    2. AMJColistra says:

      Jack, you’re so eloquent! Congratulations

  27. LIVESTRONG says:

    The donation is to Planned Parenthood’s Cancer Screening Fund to help ensure earlier diagnosis in women that are in need of support. If an individual is having difficulty locating cancer screening services or do not have resources to get screened, we encourage people to call the LIVESTRONG Cancer Navigation Center at 1-855-220-7777. We have patient navigators that will help you find a free/low-cost service near you- it might be a Planned Parenthood or it might be a mobile mammogram clinic or another service in your city. Our main concern is to get that person screened.

    LIVESTRONG provides funding to organizations through our yearly Community Impact Project. Visit http://www.livestrong.org/community to view current programs. Local organizations apply to bring one of these programs to their area. 93 awards were given out last year to all kinds of organizations to implement physical rehab programs, to train Hispanic/Latino patient navigators, bed-side art therapy programs, camps for kids who have a parent to cancer and much more. The listing of all our award winners range from YMCA’s to children’s hospitals to small community organizations. Listings can be found here: http://livestrong.org/What-We-Do/Our-Actions/Programs-Partnerships/Community-Engagement/Previously-Replicated-Programs.

    If you have other questions about what we do, don’t hesitate to ask.

  28. Vanessa Reid says:

    Thank you Brooke for such a great post and Thank you LIVESTRONG for your action today. This is yet another example of why I support LIVESTRONG , as an organisation you demonstrate over and over again that you are all about the needs of every single person who has been affected by Cancer. Getting behind this in the way you have illustrates your focus and commitment to people. One of the ways you help people get their needs met is by fighting their corner when it comes to their access to heatlh care

  29. Hollybcars says:

    Thanks Livestrong for standing with poor women!

  30. Andydunnangall says:

    GOOD move!!! The most important consideration in all this unseemly cock-up is the care and welfare of cancer patients, and the provision of potentially life-saving services to those unable to access those services by other means. Komen broke the trust it had with the American public for what appears to be political reasons and in doing so forgot what its purpose and mission was and is. If anyone wants to have an argument pro or anti abortion – fine, have your argument, but DO NOT use the battle against cancer as your weapon!!!!! Those dealing with cancer have more than enough to deal with, without your pro or anti abortion argument getting in the way!!!!

  31. 123 says:

    I hope in the future LIVESTRONG will consider using their funds for specifically LIVESTRONG initiatives. This is why I, and others, choose to support LIVESTRONG. If I wanted my support to go towards Planned Parenthood, I could have easily donated and volunteered with that organization. While LIVESTRONG and Planned Parenthood have a common goal of providing health services especially for the underserved, donors choose LIVESTRONG for a reason. That reason is not for the organization to then subsidize other organizations which are more than capable of pursuing that mission without LAF funding. Planned Parenthood has a budget of roughly 1 billion dollars and receives hundreds of millions of dollars from the US government each year. Of that funding, less than one-sixth goes towards cancer screening. I have to question the wisdom and motives of the LIVESTRONG leadership when deciding to allocate 100,000 dollars to Planned Parenthood rather than using that money for its own programs or, for that matter, the many other organizations, programs, and survivorship initiatives with the common goal of LIVESTRONG that do not have near the political and fundraising clout of PPFA that could have used this money. While I understand the public relations line will be about saving lives, it would be naive of LIVESTRONG supporters to ignore the implications of this donation.

    1. AMJColistra says:

      Well said. Echoed by many LIVESTRONG supporters and we do it constructively & without name calling.

  32. Laura C OToole says:

    Thanks, Livestrong, for taking a brave but necessary stand on this! Bravo!

  33. Deb in Oregon says:

    Well done, Livestrong!

  34. Athena565 says:

    Thank you for your generous donation to cancer prevention. I think it’s important to not let fanatics politicize critical health care to underserved communities. Preventing cancer should always take priority over political battles.

  35. Michael Birdsong says:

    You definitely answered my question in my comment from yesterday. Thank you. It’s sad others are criticizing this donation.

  36. M.Brenn says:

    I just tried to Google “Planned Parenthood Cancer Services Fund” and found nothing. Your money isn’t going where you think it is…

  37. Kelli says:

    Cancer Screening Fund? Are there seriously NO OTHER PLACES THAT DO THIS????? Planned Parenthood IS NOT PRO-woman! Please re-consider.

  38. Kath South says:

    Planned Parenthood does neither cancer research nor mammograms. I think this is an incredibly poor decision driven by politics, and you have lost all of our support. I will be giving our Livestrong attire to Goodwill and will not be purchasing anything in the future or supporting your fund in any way further. Clearly you have shown what is important to you, and it’s not cancer.

  39. Dca1367 says:

    Any money that I donate to a cancer group that is used for cancer screening or research or in support of cancer survivors I consider money well spent.

    If you want to stop cancer early detection is just as important as research.

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  41. Pepper34974 says:

    Well, no more donations from me….pp is all about abortions!!!

  42. Mrl516 says:

    Too bad Planned Parenthood doesn’t ACTUALLY do mammograms!

  43. NZForLife says:

    If Planned Parenthood is going to use the donations it receives strictly for cancer research etc., and exclude stem cell research, and the general harm of human lives in the process there of, then great. Otherwise, like always, I disagree with everything they do and say, forever.

  44. Adjmcg says:

    Well done, LAF. You move way up in my estimation with this bold step.

  45. Hutttnertina47 says:

    Its because pp doesnt have any regards to a babys life!

  46. Jerry says:

    I am still looking For someone to tell me if Planed Parenthood pays for the actual mamagrams that they refer to others. Last time I checked PPL. dident provide that service at there locations.

  47. AMJColistra says:

    Since 1997 I’ve raised money for LAF/LiveStrong. I’m shocked & hurt to learn of this news. Although the claim is that “The donation will be restricted to this fund which goes to provide cancer screening services in local communities.” By Planned Parenthood’s own admission we know that these services simply are not available. This is a big let down.

  48. An Oklahoman says:

    I am very, very impressed. To be quite frank, I had had low respect for Lance Armstrong, due to a perception that he used performance enhancing drugs and due to his support for GWB. I thought of him as a shallow man without a compass, and a particularly ruthless fellow at that. I actually came to this site expecting to see him siding with Komen. I am writing this to admit that I was mistaken. Lance, I have little idea what guides you, but I will no longer think of you as a shallow man without a compass. Knowing that you’re a conservative Texan and you *still* side with the cancer patients above political issues makes you clean in my books. Keep going!

  49. craig says:

    It seems backward to me for Livestrong, whose mission is to fight cancer, to fund an organization who spends great amounts of money on services which significantly (40%) augment the risk of cancer. http://cebp.aacrjournals.org/content/18/4/1157.abstract

  50. Lindsayp says:

    Any funding to PP supports PP as an organization–an organization that is the largest abortion provider in our country. I never can understand those who support cancer supporting PP as any woman who has had an abortion has an INCREASED risk of cancer. It does not make any sense.

  51. SweetNightmareHikari says:

    Don’t see why this couldn’t have gone to any other similar fund for cancer research or diagnosis.

  52. 21st Century says:

    THANK YOU!

  53. Dawngranberry says:

    This doesn’t make sense…the services provided by Planned Parenthood PROMOTE cancer with links between cancer and abortions and cancer and chemical birth control.

  54. Jensin520 says:

    Thank you, Livestrong, for supporting Planned Parenthood in their efforts to help those in need of cancer screening, and for being an intelligent voice in this sea of hysteria.

  55. Cleveland says:

    When you donate to Planned Parenthood’s supposed “cancer screening program,” which of course consists of nothing more than a woman can do in her own shower, you free up more of their own funds to go to abortion. This is what people have issue with. I will no longer support Livestrong. There’s nothing strong about inadvertently funding abortions.

  56. D.Sheaks says:

    I made donation to LIVESTRONG for the first time today because you refuse to let the politics of a few impact the healthcare needs of many. Keep up the good work!

  57. Mlnorris1747 says:

    Planned Parenthood does not provide mammograms or preventative cancer services, nor do they provide treatment for cancer so why? I think everyone is getting to emotional over the whole issue and is not thinking clearly about what they are throwing their money at. I will no longer be able to support any of these organizations – Komen or Livestrong until they can stop, do their research and then determine what they do with their money. How reckless and irresponsible. Why not take that money and actually give it to the families battling cancer instead of another organization- actually put the money where they say it is going, hmmm now there is an idea!

  58. eMatters says:

    The irony of the “Live Strong” organization donating to Planned Parenthood (the largest destroyer of innocent human life in the country) appears to be lost on Lance. If you just let the unborn live, even if they didn’t “live strong,” I think they would thank you for it.

    Planned Parenthood was the bully here, not Komen. Thanks to actions like this where people are piling on Komen, you have now given money to an abortion provider* and you have helped Komen lose even more support.

    * Note: money is fungible. Put all the restrictions you like on it, but you just freed up money for the abortion mill and the huge salaries of the executives.

  59. Rakaren says:

    Really? Why not give that 100K to the American Cancer Society and not to an organization whose main focus is abortion which has been linked to an increase in breast cancer? No more yellow bands for me.

  60. ImTurningIt ForYou says:

    Thanks Lance! Will be donating to your organization now! For every ONE of the negative comments in here just know that there are TEN that support you. Those who are against funding cancer screening to save lives (while calling themselves “pro-lifers”) are in the dismal minority of America.

    Keep up the good work!

    1. Spinningcyco says:

      They are not against cancer screening, they are against PP’s strategy of murder vs adoption. Pro choice is no choice…

  61. Jane says:

    what about the millions of post-abortive families affected by their loss of their children and grandchildren due to Planned Parenthood?

  62. I knew I liked this guy….

  63. Pro-life says:

    Wow! I don’t know if I want to support an organization that saves lives while taking away new life.

    1. LIVESTRONG says:

      LIVESTRONG is providing funds to pay for Planned Parenthood’s breast cancer screenings. None of the funds will be used for any other purpose. Many of Planned Parenthood’s clients are not able to afford medical care and they turn to the organization for free or low-cost breast cancer screenings. This week, those screenings appeared to be in jeopardy. We felt the overwhelming need to act to help preserve access to cancer care.

  64. Spinnningcyco says:

    As an avid cyclist I have always supported Lance and his Livestrong organization. This decision will persuade me to no longer support Lance or his organization. Sad Sad day for me.

  65. Sandy says:

    Thank you for helping women especially the underserved. You are my hero. Bless you, Lance Armstrong.

  66. Ggr001va says:

    Lance, I fully support your support for Planned Parenthood! We are with you 110%.

  67. DragonDog says:

    Great show of support for low income women in need of breast cancer screening. Cudos!

  68. Jen says:

    I’ve been wearing a yellow bracelet non-stop for nearly 9 years. (since my husband was diagnosed). Ive decided to sleep on it, but I may be going bracelet free for the first time tomorrow. My wrist might feel bare, but at least my conscience will be clear. If PP actually provided any sort of mammograms or other cancer screening or treatment I could understand, but they don’t.

  69. TheresaLynn says:

    You were blessed with a 2nd chance at life, why would you donate to a billion dollar abortion industry who’s destroyed 50 million plus lives versus giving to a company that upholds the dignity of life, Susan G Komen? What a wasted opportunity Lance.

  70. LizM says:

    Fantastic. Well done to all at LAF. Here in the UK komens decision has been greeted with outcry. A great day for Lance, allround :)

  71. Anna Vorel says:

    THANK YOU for supporting Planned Parenthood in this way!!!!! Our family will also donate to the Fund.

  72. Valerie Hall says:

    Thank you for supporting EQUAL HEALTHCARE rights for all persons via your generous donation to Planned Parenthood.

  73. Jennifer Garcia says:

    You can repeatedly SAY the money is going to the “Cancer Services Fund” (which is bull, they have stated several times that they don’t in fact offer mammograms), but that in turn just frees up money for them to use on abortions. Either way, if you give money to an organization that kills millions of babies, your hands are in it too. I would love to see an end to breast cancer, but I will not donate to Komen, even now that they’ve pulled. They supported them once, so evidently their morals are the same. I wish I didn’t have to say the same about you all!

  74. Realspear says:

    What “similar fund” provides the same services to underserved women? The huge mistake that will sink Komen and benefit Livestrong is that the haters are perfectly happy to have the programs ended with no replacement. If Komen had announced they were moving funding to another organization committed to providing cancer screening services to the same underserved population, then there would have been no backlash and no need for Livestrong and Bloomberg to step in.

  75. Realspear says:

    This is so wrong. See the Washington Post chart here:

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/ezra-klein/post/what-planned-parenthood-actually-does/2011/04/06/AFhBPa2C_blog.html

    Abortions are exactly 3% of PP’s services. They are providing incredibly valuable services to people who can’t afford them otherwise, including cancer screening and prevention (10%). A little knowledge goes a long way, ranting about something without any facts doesn’t.

  76. LIVESTRONG says:

    Just like a lot of doctors’ offices, some Planned Parenthood sites refer women to another facility for the screening itself. It’s common practice and low- or no-cost for low-income women. The Cancer Services Fund is a brand new initiative and restricts funds to cancer screenings and services to women in need.

  77. LIVESTRONG says:

    Just like a lot of doctors’ offices, some Planned Parenthood sites refer women to another facility for the screening itself. It’s common practice and low- or no-cost for low-income women. The Cancer Services Fund is a brand new initiative that restricts funds to be used to help low-income women get screened for cancer.

  78. LIVESTRONG says:

    LIVESTRONG is providing funds to pay for Planned Parenthood’s breast cancer screenings. None of the funds will be used for any other purpose. Many of Planned Parenthood’s clients are not able to afford medical care and they turn to the organization for free or low-cost breast cancer screenings. Last week, those screenings appeared to be in jeopardy. We felt the overwhelming need to act to preserve access to cancer care screenings for low-income women.

    1. Dianne says:

      If I had any confidence that planned parenthood gave excellent healthcare to women, I would be going to them now, but as soon as women start making money, they CHOOSE another provider. Support excellence and start your own womens cancer screening clinic Lance. You would have a lot more credibility and A LOT more support for it.

  79. LIVESTRONG says:

    Just like a lot of doctors’ offices, some Planned Parenthood sites refer women to another facility for the screening itself. It’s common practice and low- or no-cost for low-income women.

  80. LIVESTRONG says:

    A donation by a non-profit is a legal matter that comes with specific contractual stipulations. We are contributing to a fund which covers cancer screenings and cancer screenings only. Use of the funds for other purposes would not be legal. These funds are restricted to be used only for cancer screenings and services.

  81. LIVESTRONG says:

    These funds are restricted for cancer screenings. Planned Parenthood provides free or low-cost women’s health services. At a time when many people are faced with major financial constraints, the need for free or low-cost cancer screenings is imperative.

  82. LIVESTRONG says:

    Not the case. Planned Parenthood has been providing free and low-cost cancer screenings and women’s health exams for years to low-income women. Many of Planned Parenthood’s clients are not able to afford medical care and they turn to the organization for free or low-cost breast cancer screenings. This past week, those screenings appeared to be in jeopardy. Our belief that all people, no matter what their political affiliation or income status, should have access to cancer screenings moved us to act to preserve these services.

  83. LIVESTRONG says:

    You are correct. Planned Parenthood does not conduct cancer research as they are an organization that provides low-income women with health services including cervical and breast cancer screenings. These services appeared to be in jeopardy last week and we acted because of our strong belief that all people, regardless of income, race or political affiliation, deserve the right to cancer care.

  84. LIVESTRONG says:

    Our decision to donate to the Cancer Services Fund was not a political one. It is our strong belief that all people, no matter race, or income or political affiliation, have access to cancer screenings. The screening services provided appeared to be in jeopardy last week. We stand up for those in need and made the decision to donate based on these principles.

  85. LIVESTRONG says:

    A donation by a non-profit is a legal matter that comes with specific contractual stipulations. We are contributing to a fund which covers cancer screenings and cancer screenings only. Use of the funds for other purposes would not be legal.

  86. Sgtpotter says:

    Thanks Lance!!!

  87. LIVESTRONG says:

    Just like a lot of doctors’ offices, some Planned Parenthood sites refer women to another facility for the screening itself. It’s common practice and low- or no-cost for low-income women.

  88. LIVESTRONG says:

    It is good to know that a woman that cannot afford their yearly exams can get one. We support healthcare access for all.

  89. Mavis Vermillion says:

    I hope people are not easily decieved now. This means there’s no hope for people trusting each other. Could this be what Lance Armstrong thought as his back up plan for if he was caught doping? Unbelievable. I have lost faith for
    the new generations.

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