They say that charity begins at home and that is certainly true when it comes to Biden Cancer Initiative was founded in 2017 by the former vice president and his wife Jill Biden. Not one red cent went to cancer research. Most of the money went to pay salaries of Biden’s friends. In 2017 and 2018 they took in $4,809,619.
In those two years they paid $3,070,301 in salaries. In 2017 they spent $56,738 on conferences and $59,356 on travel that year. The following year, the travel expenditure swelled to $97,149, and the non-profit spent $742,953 on conferences, tax filings. That accounts for almost every penny spent. The rest probably paid for paper and pencils to run the office.
The group’s president, Gregory Simon, raked in $429,850 in fiscal 2018. Simon is a former former Pfizer executive and longtime health care lobbyist who headed up the White House’s cancer task force in the Obama administration. His salary almost doubled from 2017 when he was paid $258,207.
Danielle Carnival, former chief of staff for Obama’s cancer initiative, the Cancer Moonshot Task Force, who took home $258,207 in 2018.
From The New York Post
Simon had said that the main point of the charity was not to give out grants, and that its goal was to find ways to accelerate treatment for all, regardless of their economic or cultural backgrounds.
Biden headed up the Cancer Moonshot Task Force when he was veep after his son Beau died of a brain tumor in 2015. After leaving office, the Biden Cancer Initiative sought to continue such efforts to provide “urgent” solutions to treating cancer, according to a 2017 press statement announcing its launch.
The Bidens stacked the board with leading oncologists and celebrity cancer survivors, including musician Jimmy Gomez from the Black Eyed Peas.
After only two years, the charity “paused” its operations when Biden and his wife stepped down for Joe Biden’s presidential run.
Biden should have had Hunter hit up the Chinese donations. If Biden is elected president I’m sure the money from China will pour in. It did when he was vice president. But Hunter might decide to keep it all for himself except for the 10% that goes to The Big Guy c/o the Oval Office.