Vicki Gunvalson just can’t avoid cancer scams. The Real Housewives of Orange County star is having second thoughts about her cancer charity, Kill All Cancer, and even shut down the organization’s website. Is she facing yet another cancer scam?
Radar Online is reporting that Gunvalson’s charity is not registered with the California Attorney General’s Registry of Charitable Trusts. Many RHOC cast members and fans of the show questioned the validity of the charity, which claims to be a “pass through” for people to make donations. After receiving donations, the organization supposedly filters the money to City of Hope.
“We cannot find any record of an organization with the name Kill All Cancer registered with our office,” a spokesman for the charitable trusts registry explained. “Organizations operating in California must register with the Attorney General’s Registry of Charitable Trusts within 30 days of when they receive their first assets.”
Kill All Cancer’s website started a GoFundMe page. So far, the campaign has only received $143 towards a goal of $500k.
Given how the organization doesn’t even have a 501(c)(3), many fans are unwilling to donate.
“Why wouldn’t we just donate directly to the charities? What is the purpose of having a ‘middle man’ charity?” one fan asked on the site.
“Having Vile Vicki Gunvalson as a spokesperson for a ‘charity’ for cancer is the most disgusting thing I have seen in a long time,” another wrote.
Gunvalson has since taken down the website and claims that it did apply to be a charitable organization.
Still, even Vicki Gunvalson’s RHOC co-stars aren’t quite sure what Kill All Cancer really does. For many of the ladies on the show, it sounds like Gunvalson is using cancer for monetary gain.
“The way it was explained was more about making money and convincing people she had nothing to do with Brooks’ cancer scam,” Tamra Judge shared on her Bravo blog.
“It’s a website where you give the website money and then the money funnels it to other charities. Or, the website funnels the money to other charities. That’s not a charity,” Meghan King Edmonds added.
According to Reality Tea, Gunvalson originally wanted Kill All Cancer to act as an insurance policy for those who might get cancer. The reality star also wanted to raise awareness and to “reinvent the way charities are run while building an International Cancer Killer.”
Despite the backlash, Page Six reports that Gunvalson never thought people would slam her for starting a cancer charity.
“Cancer obviously was very relevant in my life last year,” the reality star stated. “People tried to label me as in on a whole fake cancer scheme. What are they going to do? Criticize me for opening a charity to try and help find a cure?”
Gunvalson went on to openly declare that working with a cancer charity will dispel all rumors of her involvement in Ayers’ cancer scam last season. Unfortunately, the organization is so disorganized about its mission that many suspect Gunvalson is using it as a means to make money. Is Gunvalson diving headfirst into another cancer scam?
As fans will recall, Gunvalson’s ex-boyfriend lied about receiving treatment for cancer last season. Gunvalson stood by his side throughout the controversy and, although they have since parted ways, has yet to acknowledge her part in the scam. Even worse, Gunvalson remains adamant that Ayers had cancer.
“I don’t know other than what I saw. I saw him sick. I saw him getting the bone aspiration. I saw him at the hospital. So I only know what I saw,” she stated on a recent episode.
The Real Housewives of Orange County airs Monday nights on Bravo.
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