Cancer Center gets grant after charities fraudulently collected money

CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) – MUSC Hollings Cancer Center received a grant worth nearly $40,000 after a settlement with four bogus charities.

According to the South Carolina Secretary of State’s Office, the alleged charities were Cancer Fund of America, Inc., The Breast Cancer Society, Inc., Cancer Support Services, Inc. and the Children’s Cancer Fund of America, Inc. all closed in 2015. From 2008 to 2012, they raised money under the guise of helping people with cancer, but only 3% went to the stated goal.

“It’s unfortunate, I must say, that the public and those affected by cancer are making donations under false pretenses,” said Dr. Raymond DuBois, director of the Hollings Cancer Center. “But it’s really a good day when it can finally be used for the purposes it was intended for: to support cancer patients, and we really appreciate that.”

MUSC states that the grant will go to support services for breast cancer patients and pediatric cancer patients.

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