It is so hard to pick which charities to trust nowadays.    It is just been shown that Cathy’s Kids, which is Lamar Odom’s charity, hasn’t given one dime to cancer research.   The charity is named for his late mom who died of stomach cancer and has raised $2.2 million.  The website states:

Lamar lost his mother to stomach cancer and subsequently is committed to help causes that are focused on finding a cure and helping people who suffer from the disease.

That being said, the charity has funded two elite inner city basketball teams with about $1.3 million dollars.

Think if this next time you worry about being audited because you put down a 99214 but only had one review of system listed.

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Douglas Farrago MD is a full-time practicing family doc in Forest, Va. He started Forest Direct Primary Care where he takes no insurance and bills patients a monthly fee. He is board certified in the specialty of Family Practice. He is the inventor of a product called the Knee Saver which is currently in the Baseball Hall of Fame. The Knee Saver and its knock-offs are worn by many major league baseball catchers. He is also the inventor of the CryoHelmet used by athletes for head injuries as well as migraine sufferers. Dr. Farrago is the author of four books, two of which are the top two most popular DPC books. From 2001 – 2011, Dr. Farrago was the editor and creator of the Placebo Journal which ran for 10 full years. Described as the Mad Magazine for doctors, he and the Placebo Journal were featured in the Washington Post, US News and World Report, the AP, and the NY Times. Dr. Farrago is also the editor of the blog Authentic Medicine which was born out of concern about where the direction of healthcare is heading and the belief that the wrong people are in charge. This blog has been going daily for more than 15 years Article about Dr. Farrago in Doximity Email Dr. Farrago – [email protected] 

  3 comments for “Charities

  1. Pat
    April 3, 2013 at 11:44 am

    I think having the name “Kardashian” automatically qualifies one for mental disability. How much dumber would a contributor to a Kardashian have to be?

  2. Marlene Sell
    April 3, 2013 at 10:53 am

    This is why I keep my money.

  3. John Difini, MD
    April 3, 2013 at 9:51 am

    Despicable. How many of these charities actually rip-off well intentioned donators? We should all make a habit of vetting any charity eliciting donations with reliable sources– I always check before I consider giving.

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