ACS’s statement on their cancellation of the event made clear what their reason was.
“When we chose to hold our 2018 event and related dinner at Mar-a-Lago, we selected the venue based on a variety of factors, including costs and venue requirements. Our values and commitment to diversity are critical as we work to address the impact of cancer in every community.”
Late Thursday, another charity, American Friends of Magen David Adom, added its name to those which would be canceling its 2018 fundraising events. The group has been holding its annual fundraiser at Mar-a-Lago since 2012.
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Neither President Trump nor the Trump Organization has responded to the cancellations and the managing director of Trump’s properties in Florida, Bernd Lembcke, did not respond to a phone call seeking comment.