Coalition Against Breast Cancer
Dissolved by New York Attorney General's Office
—published May 2013
The F rated Coalition Against Breast Cancer (CABC) has been shut
down by New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman. Though CABC claimed to use donated funds for
breast cancer research and prevention programming (such as free mammogram screenings for uninsured
women), less than .05% of donations actually funded breast cancer prevention or detection. Most of
the money that was raised (up to 85%) went to Campaign Center, Inc., a professional fundraiser that
has also been closed down as part of the settlement of the lawsuit brought by Schneiderman against
the charity and its fundraiser in April 2013.
The directors of the CABC are "permanently barred from serving as
officers or directors of a New York charity," are prohibited from engaging in any charitable
fundraising in the state, and have been ordered to pay $1.55 million in restitution. The owner
of Campaign Center, Inc. is also prohibited from any future charitable fundraising in New York
State, and will pay an as-yet-undetermined amount in restitution.
to read the Attorney General's announcement regarding the settlement. A copy of the decision can be
found online here.