What Were They Thinking?
If you haven’t already heard, KFC (whose name, I’m sorry, still stands for Kentucky FRIED Chicken, to me) has teamed up with Susan G. Komen for the Cure (you know, that organization that’s building breast cancer awareness?).
5,000 KFC restaurants (and I use the term “restaurants” loosely), will be serving up their fat-laden chicken in lovely pink buckets and donating a whopping 50 cents per bucket toward Komen for the Cure.
KFC is the same company that recently introduced the now infamous “Double Down” — two pieces of fried chicken fillets sandwiched around two slices of Monterey and Pepper Jack cheese, two slices of bacon and “special sauce,” containing reportedly 520 calories, 32 grams of fat and 1,380 milligrams of sodium! By the way, that’s a full day’s supply of sodium according to the American Heart Association.
Has no one at the Susan G. Komen for the Cure bothered to read reports that a low-fat diet may reduce the risk of breast cancer relapse (The Women’s Intervention Nutrition Study (WINS))? Or, read the report by the National Cancer Institute that states, “…studies have shown that an increased risk of developing colorectal, pancreatic, and breast cancer is associated with high intakes of well-done, fried, or barbequed meats”?
Oh wait, no, they’re not completely in the dark. The Susan G. Komen for the Cure website has a page on the relation between body weight and breast cancer risk for post-menopausal women.
And this doesn’t even begin to address KFC’s well-documented animal cruelty.
Perhaps the American Lung Association could partner with Philip Morris: For every pack of cigarettes, Philip Morris could donate $1 toward lung cancer research.
Or, let’s team up Bacardi’s with Alcoholics Anonymous. For every liter of rum bought, they could donate 50 cents to AA. Or better yet, they could donate beverages to the next AA reunion!
What was Susan G. Komen for the Cure thinking? I think, NOT!
Please join Breast Cancer Action and tell Susan G. Komen for the Cure what you think of this pure case of
prostitution selling out of values for money. Does the end justify the means?
Now They Were Thinking!
On the flip side, Panera Bread Company, of Clayton, Missouri has launched a new non-profit store and is asking customers to donate what they want for a meal. The new store near St. Louis is the first of what is hoped to be many around the country. If the pilot can sustain itself, Panera will expand the model around the country.
The motto “Take what you need, leave your fair share” hangs above the deli counter.
Panera (whose soups and salads I’ve always loved) gets my vote! Please let them know you love this initiative!
WWTT diverges from the usual “spirit” of 52 Weeks of Impact, but this Komen/KFC issue got my goat and Panera’s new project must succeed. Watch this space, WWTT may appear again.