Please, Give A Dollar For Free - takes 5 seconds.

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  1. Alex Urchin macrumors member

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    Today, Bristol-Myers Squibb, the pharmaceutical monolith that charges nearly $1000 for a 30 day supply of one of its HIV/AIDS medications, is donating $1 to the National AIDS Fund for each person who simply visits their website and "virtually lights a candle." The tally is up over $1,000,000 right now.

    It take less than five seconds. Do it.

    https://www.lighttounite.org/
     
  2. poppe macrumors 68020

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    I dont think you are allowed to ask for donations or state donations like this in this way on these forums... could be wrong...
     
  3. Alex Urchin thread starter macrumors member

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    I'm not asking for donations. People just have to click their mouse on a candle and a company will give $1 for free.

    I would be asking a few questions if that was stopped by the moderators.
     
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    Actually their site says they are donating $100,000, not $1,000,000.
     
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    Did anyone else find an unlit candle going to light another one a bit ironic?
     
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    So it doesn't matter how many people light it, right? They're only donating $100,000.

    Actually, they're probably not even donating $100,000. They just won't charge poor people to use it, and they'll probably be subtracting the cost from the $100000 they pledge to donate. They'll probably subtract the retail cost of their drugs, not how much they cost to make. :rolleyes:
     
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    Do you really think a company as large and reputable as Bristol Myers-Squibb is going to back out on a donation? BMS is actually listed as one of the most charitable companies in the US by Forbes magazine, having donated over $60 million in cash and $600 million in products in 2004. Source
     
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    No matter what the cause, our forums do not allow solicitations like this.
     
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