Better Business Bureau: Charity kept most proceeds

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Utah Better Business Bureau is accusing a charity of raising about half a million dollars for breast cancer patients but using less than ten percent for that purpose.

The office says the Cancer Fund of America in 2012 raised the money for prostheses, bras and other items for women fighting the disease. It says the charity also known as the Breast Cancer Financial Assistance Fund gave eight percent to patients and kept the rest.

The fund could not be reached by phone Wednesday.

The bureau says at least 65 percent of such money should go toward donations.

It's urging potential donors to use caution in giving to the fund.

The Salt Lake Tribune reports ( ) the charity is based in Knoxville, Tenn. but has an office in Salt Lake City.


Information from: The Salt Lake Tribune,

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