Thanks for your inquiry. I'll try and answer as much as I'm able and will also cc members of our grants committee who will likely have additional information.
The funds we raise do not go to any one charity. Each year, we accept proposals, most of which come from Alaskan organizations. We support a variety of breast cancer-related programs that help to educate people about breast cancer and early detection, provide assistance to low-income women for mammograms, support breast cancer survivors, and a number of other efforts. At least 70 percent of what we raise goes to these types of programs. Our policy is to allocate up to 30 percent of what we raise to research. The organizations receiving the research funds have been both local and national. We used to contribute those dollars to the Komen Foundation, but have not done so for a number of years, primarily because we were not able to get information on how our funds were used. I don't know if any of the research or research organizations we have funded recently use animal testing. I'll defer to the committee members to see if they know.
I feel slightly better, but still =/ I hope she gets more info for me.
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