Susan G. Komen
(I chose to donate this amount of money because my grandmother had breast cancer and the survival rate has increased and I want it to keep increasing until they find a cure)
Susan G. Komen is a non-profit organization that hopes to end breast cancer forever and supports cancer survivors, activists, and donates to research for all cures. Komen’s research funding has helped support more than “2,500 researchers to carry out thousands of research projects, 700 young and emerging scientists, and 450 clinical trials”. Susan G Komen dedicated $58 million to research grants that were aimed at curing and preventing breast cancer. This funding has help lead scientists to the discovery of a vitamin, B3 compound, “that keeps cancer cells from growing”, has lead to the success to the success of Lymphoseek: a new diagnostic tool, and has lead to the exploration of a new “way of screening for breast cancer called UST”.
Susan G. Komen’s annual revenue in 2013 was $633,635,833 and the organization spent $337, 478, 538 in expenses which included the $19, 356, 330 in compensation. The expenses went to successful research grants that helped to support “early detection and effective treatment” by highly suggesting women participate in regular mammograms”. These expenses also lead to “more hope” because the five-year survival rate increased from 74% to 99% in 23 years.
(I chose to donate this amount of money because I'm an animal lover and would adopt all of the dogs if I owned a huge farm)
Founded in 1866, the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) was the first humane organization established in the Americas, and today has more than one million supporters throughout North America. The ASPCA's mission is to provide effective means for the prevention of cruelty to animals throughout the United States. The ASPCA provides local and national leadership in animal-assisted therapy, animal behavior, animal poison control, anti-cruelty, humane education, legislative services, and shelter outreach. The New York City headquarters houses a full-service, accredited animal hospital, adoption center, and mobile clinic outreach program. The Humane Law Enforcement department enforces New York's animal cruelty laws.
In 2012, ASPCA collected a total of $163, 615, 458 in revenue. $109, 074, 499 went towards the program, $51, 872, 209 went to advertising, and $7, 699, 811 went to administration.
Accelerated Cure Project for Multiple Sclerosis
(I chose to donate this amount of money because my mother has MS and I don't want to see her suffer now or in the future)
Founded in 2001, the Accelerated Cure Project for Multiple Sclerosis is a national organization dedicated to curing multiple sclerosis (MS) by determining the cause of MS. We believe the route to finding the cure will most quickly come from determining the cause or causes of MS. The causes will be found by developing a logical, organized, straight-forward process based on what is known about the causes of disease in general. This process must be clearly spelled out and presented in a manner that is accessible to those involved: researchers, clinicians, and individuals with MS.
In 2012, this charity raised $1,988,305.