Thursday, May 11, 2006

Mets Get "Gangsta" In Pink

Tune into this Sunday's Mets game (Mothers Day) and see several Mets players using pink bats in support of the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation. On a Metsblog post about the subject, Cuervo points out that the Binghamton Mets wore pink jerseys this past Sunday in honor of the fight against breast cancer. The jerseys were auctioned off after the game, with proceeds going to United Health Services Foundation.

Speaking of charities, when a person donates money to a charity, we often wonder how that money is spent. There's a cool site called charity navigator that allows you to check on pretty much any charity in the country. The site rates charities on how they manage their funds. For instance, you can check out how the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation stacks up at this link.

The Foundation got three stars overall and a score of 32 out of 40 for efficiency. 76% of its expenses go to the programs and services it exists to deliver. According to the site, the organization's mission is the "support of innovative breast cancer research grants, meritorious awards, educational and scientific conferences and community-based outreach programs around the world."

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