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

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by Alex Urchin, Dec 9, 2006.

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  1. Alex Urchin macrumors member

    Oct 25, 2006
    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.
  2. poppe macrumors 68020


    Apr 29, 2006
    Woodland Hills
    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

    Oct 25, 2006

    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.
  4. Thomas Veil macrumors 68020

    Thomas Veil

    Feb 14, 2004
    Actually their site says they are donating $100,000, not $1,000,000.
  5. Dagless macrumors Core


    Jan 18, 2005
    Fighting to stay in the EU
    Did anyone else find an unlit candle going to light another one a bit ironic?
  6. Abstract macrumors Penryn


    Dec 27, 2002
    Location Location Location
    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:
  7. adk macrumors 68000


    Nov 11, 2005
    Stuck in the middle with you
    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
  8. Doctor Q Administrator

    Doctor Q

    Staff Member

    Sep 19, 2002
    Los Angeles
    No matter what the cause, our forums do not allow solicitations like this.
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