Cancer funds figure prominently on 'worst charities' list

 - Money down the drain

Donating money to a worthy cause is certainly admirable, and cancer research is assuredly a worthy cause. But when you send in your check or make a donation over the phone or online, how much of your money is actually going to help cancer patients?

The answer is that it depends on the charity, but if you are donating to one of the organizations on the list of “America’s Worst Charities,” created by the Tampa Bay Times and the Center for Investigative Reporting, most of your money is going to pay for solicitors rather than a cure.

More than 20 percent of the “worst charities” focus on cancer research. Check out the link below to see the full list.