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TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

Everyone sees the pink products out there in support of October as Breast Cancer Awareness month. 

For those who would like to support breast cancer charities this month, the Better Business Bureau (BBB) advises to do some research first.

BBB warns about ‘pinkwashing' a term used to describe companies that claim to support breast cancer, but do not.

October is the time when many sound alike organizations come out to take advantage of breast cancer donations.  The BBB of Southern Arizona has not heard of any breast cancer scams happening so far this month, but is still urging people to stay alert. 

Research from the BBB shows in some instances very little money from the sales actually went to breast cancer charities.  Check the packaging for disclosure of how much goes to charity, do not give out cash, and if someone comes to the door or calls asking for donations – do some research first.

Checking a company's website for disclosures first is also an option.  BBB standards require charities to disclose certain information clearly. 

To check out the charities please go online to www.give.org.

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