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Former American vice-president-Joe Biden founded a cancer charity in 2017 with his wife Jill Biden to help find a solution to improve the progress of cancer prevention in research. The goal was to ‘find a cure’, but no grants were given out in its first two years.
After Joe Biden left office in 2017, the Biden Cancer Initiative attempted to continue such efforts to provide ‘possible’ solutions to treating cancer.
Millions were spent on salaries of former Washington DC aides that the charity hired.
The charity taking $4,809,619 in donations during 2017 and 2018, of that, $3,070,301 was spent on payroll in those two years.
The charity group president Gregory Simon took around $429,850 in monetary gain during 2018 (from July 1, 2018 — June 30, 2019). The source of this was taken from the charity federal tax filings recently.
Former Pfizer executive and healthcare lobbyist, who was involved in the White Houses’ cancer task force from the Obama administration seen his salary double from $224,539 during the year 2017, as tax filings say.
Former chief of staff for Obama’s cancer enterprise, the Cancer Moonshot Task Force, took home $258,207 during the year 2018.
The Cancer Moonshot Task Force took more force of power after Joe Biden’s son Beau died of a brain tumour in 2015.
The charity itself spent around $56,738 on conference meetings and $59,356 on travel to point A. to B.
The following year, travel costs rose to $97,149, the non-profit spent around $742953 on conferences, as tax filings say.
Grants distributed; states that none were, as zero.
After two years, the charity had paused any further operations when Joe Biden and his wife stepped down for Joe Biden’s presidential run.
The charity is still active according to Americas’ IRS after Simon left comments in 2019 that it was, but without the Bidens’ supporting it any longer, the charity ‘lost its edge’.
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