HOT BLAST: A network of charities marked by 'accounting tricks, deceptive marketing campaigns and lies'
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A must-read from today's Tampa Bay Times.

"Over the past decade, tens of thousands of people have donated nearly $100 million to Cancer Fund of America. In telephone calls and letters, the Tennessee-based charity touts the direct financial aid it gives to people like the Smiths.

"But the real beneficiaries are not dying cancer patients and the families who have gone broke trying to save them.

"While Cancer Fund provides care packages that contain shampoo and toothbrushes, the people in charge have personally made millions of dollars and used donations as venture capital to build a charity empire. Less than 2 cents of every dollar raised has gone to direct cash aid for patients or families, records show.

"For years, Cancer Fund founder James T. Reynolds Sr. and his family have obscured that fact with accounting tricks, deceptive marketing campaigns and lies, the Tampa Bay Times and The Center for Investigative Reporting have found."

Nothing to add except everyone should read this shocking story, which is part of the newspaper's series America's Worst Charities.  

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