#Awards: LIVESTRONG Receives Top Honours for Governance, Transparency and Efficacy

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Livestrong, a cancer foundation, has received a four out of four-star rating from Charity Navigator, US largest and most-utilized evaluator of charity excellence based on financial heath, accountability and transparency. The Foundation adds this accolade to its teeming list of achievements, which include the highest ratings from the Better Business Bureau, the National Health Council and the American Institute of Philanthropy, among others.

According to Livestrong President, Greg Lee, the organization prides itself as an organization on maintaining the highest standards of transparency and accountability in order to improve the lives of people affected by cancer.

Having spent 84.7 cents of every dollar on programs that directly serve people affected by cancer, Livestrong was given a rating of 91.09 out of 100 overall and a score of 100.00 on accountability and transparency.

The cancer foundation is also in the midst of creating a large-scale model to radically improve cancer treatment and quality of life, as well as revolutionize how we treat/cure cancer, and reinvent the way cancer patients and survivors are cared for at the Livestrong Cancer Institutes with The University of Texas’ Dell Medical School.

According to Michael Thatcher, President and CEO of Charity Navigator, “Livestrong’s coveted four-star rating puts it in a very select group of high-performing charities. Out of the thousands of non-profits Charity Navigator evaluates, only one out of four earns four stars — a rating that demands rigor, responsibility and commitment to openness. Livestrong supporters should feel much more confident that their hard-earned dollars are being used efficiently and responsibly when it acquires such a high rating.”

 

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