Being a breast cancer survivor,I HAVE studied those "diverse" foundations that you've named and I know for a fact from several MD's that they are huge tax shelters,and that was their driving purpose when they set them up.Wow ... meow. Talk about small town attitude. As a visitor I have to say that this has to be one of the most wasted forums I've ever read. This reads like a Messenger Chat between junior high school kids, not a topic being discussed by what I assume are full grown adults. "Gracious", I would like to know where you are from and how you think cities get started. "just wondering" should really study the diverse foundations which he/she named and how much of the money raised is actually put back into the community directly to cancer patients and their families, and also to diverse children's events. People may use them as tax shelters, but that doesn't mean the money doesn't go to a good purpose. "knowsbetter" and "GST" seem to have minds that are open to finding out the truth ... good for you. To all of the ones from "such a loser" and down ... it's my opinion that your gossip and catty remarks would be better served via the telephone. Interesting that the only two decent posts would have lemons marking them. "What on earth ever happened to honor, responsibility and honesty?" Interesting question. Hmmm.
I've also attended some of these functions myself.No,not to get my picture in Occasions.I've seen them bypass women with amazing survival stories from cancer,that were not as "well heeled" or a "known entity" such as some of the girls that actually WORK at St.Bernard's with cancer support,(what the --- are THEY doing in there?)to put those named in their magazine.
Perhaps the other ladies weren't as well dressed either.These have been my observations several times over,and I've seen little to change my ideas on it.I prefer to directly donate to ACS or Susan Komen and skip all the fa dee la now.
And for the record,"lovedogs" has just been named the creme de la creme of Topix critics.Guess you'll be in Occasions soon,if you aren't already.