First Lady Jane Beshear Criticized for Not Donating to Breast Cancer Research Through Tax Forms

by Gabe Bullard on February 28, 2012

From the Associated Press

A breast cancer survivor who has worked with Kentucky First Lady Jane Beshear now says Beshear should stop urging others to contribute to breast cancer research if she’s not going to make the same donation herself.

Beshear has urged people for two years to mark a box on their state income tax

returns that supports research into breast cancer, but the Lexington Herald-Leader reports that she and her husband have not done so for the last two years, according to their 2010 tax returns.

Breast cancer survivor Diane L. Brumback participated in a news conference with Beshear last month urging taxpayers to check the box. Brumback told the newspaper that Beshear should stop telling others to take action “if she is not going to do as she says.”

A spokeswoman for the Beshears said they make charitable contributions.

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