1337Delta764 From United States of America, joined Oct 2005, 6855 posts, RR: 2 Posted (2 years 9 months 3 weeks 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 3479 times:
Considering that it is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and the fact that Delta has a partnership with the Breast Cancer Research Foundation (BCRF) and American has a partnership with Susan G. Komen for the Cure, this leaves a third major breast cancer charity (the National Breast Cancer Foundation, or NBCF) without an airline partner.
Does anyone think there is a chance that United and the NBCF will form a partnership akin to DL's with the BCRF and AA's with Komen? It would be interesting to see a pink UA livery.
[Edited 2012-10-08 16:24:15]
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JayBird From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 172 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (2 years 9 months 3 weeks 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 3402 times:
Quoting rwy04lga (Reply 1):
Slightly off topic...doesn't anyone care about prostate cancer? Is that not worthy enough?
agreed .. our office provided donations for breast cancer only for a long time .. not that breast cancer isn't important, but there are many more areas where cancer can be found. I asked our management about it and the result was that in addition to contributions for breast cancer, our office now also makes donations to the American Cancer Society.
blueflyer From Northern Mariana Islands, joined Jan 2006, 4553 posts, RR: 3
Reply 4, posted (2 years 9 months 3 weeks 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 3329 times:
How about United decides to have more balls than other companies, ignores the marketing propaganda and decides instead to support research for cancers that have, at best, a tenth of breast cancer's survival rate?
VC10er From United States of America, joined Feb 2007, 3240 posts, RR: 14
Reply 7, posted (2 years 9 months 3 weeks 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 3259 times:
Personally IMHO, if I were Smisek I would tie United's major philanthropic effort tie to something very global given all their routes. Something that will make a difference each place they land: hunger, HIV-AIDS (Continental was the major sponsor to Amfar) Doctors without borders. But if they focused on Prostate Cancer that would be great too. And United needs it!
Selfishly, as a sub cause, I'd like to see them sponsor more LGBT events officially. Perhaps they could use the tail from the defunct "TransBrasil"
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United1 From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 6581 posts, RR: 10
Reply 11, posted (2 years 9 months 3 weeks 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 3069 times:
Quoting 1337Delta764 (Thread starter): Does anyone think there is a chance that United and the NBCF will form a partnership akin to DL's with the BCRF and AA's with Komen? It would be interesting to see a pink UA livery.
I think the pink livery idea is hideous but if it raises awareness...
Actually UA sponsors the Y-ME National Breast Cancer Organization as well as the American Cancer Society, the March of Dimes and a host of other charities.
RDH3E From United States of America, joined Mar 2011, 2182 posts, RR: 5
Reply 14, posted (2 years 9 months 3 weeks 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 2612 times:
Quoting VC10er (Reply 7): Selfishly, as a sub cause, I'd like to see them sponsor more LGBT events officially.
We do quite a bit, but it's usually centered around more general "diversity" than specifically LGBT. We had a group march in the Pride Parade this year wearing "Diversity Flies with Us" tees. We also are consistently ranked among the top LGBT friendly companies, example our perfect score here: http://www.hrc.org/apps/buyersguide/...rofile.php?orgid=1723#.UHSS3q7hdZs
Lead by Example right?
Quoting United1 (Reply 12): .I did some double checking and found out that Y-ME shut down in July of 2012.
Correct, they did not feel they were providing the appropriate amount of incremental value any more. Breast Cancer is saturated with dollars right now. United was long a huge supporter of cancer research and will continue to be, but our main beneficiary is now March of Dimes, which was s-CO's main charity as well.