KFC Donates To Breast Cancer Research in ill-thought-out PR campaign

A disgusted health-advocate columnist writes about an ironic PR twist:  The huge seller of fried foods, donates fifty cents per bucket to breast cancer research charity.   KFC has generated 2.3 million dollars in donations so far, according to, but the purported linkage between KFC and breast cancer is creating controversy.  If they are going for press coverage that controversy is doing them good, but I am not so sure that was the plan.  You decide – is this campaign a good thing… or a weird thing?

“In what may be one of the most ironic and distasteful ad campaigns ever seen, is the new Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC) campaign “Buckets for the cure” where they donate fifty cents per bucket (a pink bucket no less…) toward breast cancer research via the Susan B. Komen For The Cure Foundation. It reads like a Saturday Night Live skit but it’s for real.

“Buy a bucket of original recipe or grilled, and they donate to the foundation. The fact is….” read more here

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