The Breast Cancer Site
Date Added: July 27, 2001
The Breast Cancer Site is real, though this e-mail telling you about isn't completely accurate.
This is genuine....pls. read and pass on.
The Breast Cancer site is having trouble getting enough people to click on it daily to meet their quota of donating at least one free mammogram a day to an underprivileged woman. It takes less than a minute to go to their site & click on "donating a mammogram" for free (pink window in the middle)- their corporate sponsors/advertisers use the number of daily visits to donate a mammogram in exchange for advertising. Here's the website! Pass it along to all your women friends!!
Tell 10 Friends Today! Please take a minute and help us spread the word about The Breast Cancer Site. By telling 10 friends about this fast, free way to provide mammograms to underprivileged women, you make a real impact on the number of women we help. In the first month of this year, we generated funds to provide 200 women with mammograms. With your help, we can impact the lives of more than 2,000 women in 2001.
It's a tribute to BreakTheChain.org's mission that so many people have become skeptical enough to doubt any chain letter that starts out by claiming it's true. I've been flooded with questions recently wanting to know if the Breast Cancer Site is for real. It is.
The Breast Cancer Site was founded in October, 2000. Tim Kunin and Greg Hesterberg, long-time friends and co-owners of EcologyFund.com bought the Breast Cancer Site and two of it's sister sites - the Hunger Site and the Rainforest Site - out of foreclosure in August, 2001. They've since added the Animal Rescue Site and others to their arsenal of benevolent efforts.
The site is now part of CharitiesUSA.com a network of charitable sites that use the marketing power of the World Wide Web to get corporate sponsors to donate in exchange for advertising. Proceeds generated by your clicks go to the National Breast Cancer Foundation to pay for mammograms for underprivileged women.
This letter implies that the site isn't making it's "quota." That's not entirely true, since the site doesn't have a quota (though it does have a goal). By all means, tell your friends about this site, but you don't have to use a recycled and inaccurate e-mail to do so - your own words will probably be more convincing.