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KFC Wants to Fight Breast Cancer With Buckets of Fried Chicken

KFC recently launched “Buckets for the Cure” -- 50 cents will be donated to the Susan G. Komen For The Cure campaign for every pink bucket of chicken purchased. In just a week and a half, KFC raised over $2 million.

But Breast Cancer Action (BCA), a national non-profit education and advocacy organization, has accused both KFC and Komen of “pinkwashing” -- if KFC cares so much about breast cancer, why do they manufacture products that are linked to the disease? Studies have shown an increased risk of breast cancer among obese postmenopausal women.

According to ABC News, a representative for Susan G. Komen For The Cure admits that:

“... for all the progress and all the research, the number of women dying of breast cancer has not really gone down ... ‘We're doing something wrong, and one of the things we're doing wrong is how we eat.’"

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