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User currently offline1337Delta764 From United States of America, joined Oct 2005, 6386 posts, RR: 2
Posted (1 year 6 months 1 week 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 2801 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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User currently offlinerwy04lga From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 3132 posts, RR: 8
Reply 1, posted (1 year 6 months 1 week 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 2769 times:

I think spreading the money around like that dilutes value to the cause. Slightly off topic...doesn't anyone care about prostate cancer? Is that not worthy enough?


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User currently offlineJayBird From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 130 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (1 year 6 months 1 week 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 2724 times:
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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.


User currently offlineWingtips56 From United States of America, joined Dec 2010, 321 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (1 year 6 months 1 week 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 2676 times:

Quoting rwy04lga (Reply 1):

Slightly off topic...doesn't anyone care about prostate cancer? Is that not worthy enough?

Hmm.... that would make for an interesting commemorative livery. O.K., which airline wants to step up and take this one on?  Wow!



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User currently offlineblueflyer From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 3701 posts, RR: 2
Reply 4, posted (1 year 6 months 1 week 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 2651 times:
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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?

Naaaaaa, I'm asking for too much, surely.



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User currently offlinemayor From United States of America, joined Mar 2008, 9965 posts, RR: 14
Reply 5, posted (1 year 6 months 1 week 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 2597 times:

Unless I'm mistaken, DL also supports the American Cancer Society.


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User currently offlinecrj900lr From United States of America, joined Mar 2011, 281 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (1 year 6 months 1 week 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 2592 times:

It dosen't have to be major sponsorship for any foundation, any little bit helps for any foundation. I know at US they were all wearing pink ties and other items last week in support.

User currently offlineVC10er From United States of America, joined Feb 2007, 2793 posts, RR: 10
Reply 7, posted (1 year 6 months 1 week 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 2581 times:
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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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User currently offline1337Delta764 From United States of America, joined Oct 2005, 6386 posts, RR: 2
Reply 8, posted (1 year 6 months 1 week 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 2541 times:

BTW, I decided to photoshop a Pink NBCF United 767-400ER:
http://www.freeimagehosting.net/newuploads/kttri.jpg

[Edited 2012-10-08 17:48:06]


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User currently offlineDeltaMD90 From United States of America, joined Apr 2008, 7276 posts, RR: 52
Reply 9, posted (1 year 6 months 1 week 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 2493 times:

Quoting 1337Delta764 (Reply 8):
BTW, I decided to photoshop a Pink NBCF United 767-400ER:

Good photoshop job... but I think it looks terrible. Nothing you did wrong!



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User currently offlinecrj900lr From United States of America, joined Mar 2011, 281 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (1 year 6 months 1 week 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 2433 times:

Oh my that's horrible! Reminds me of that one CO had a few years back, I can't remember the name!

User currently offlineUnited1 From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 5815 posts, RR: 9
Reply 11, posted (1 year 6 months 1 week 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 2391 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.

http://www.united.com/web/en-US/cont...izenship/sponsorships/default.aspx



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User currently offlineUnited1 From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 5815 posts, RR: 9
Reply 12, posted (1 year 6 months 1 week 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 2358 times:

Quoting United1 (Reply 11):
Actually UA sponsors the Y-ME National Breast Cancer Organization

Actually I guess they don't anymore...I did some double checking and found out that Y-ME shut down in July of 2012.



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User currently offline1337Delta764 From United States of America, joined Oct 2005, 6386 posts, RR: 2
Reply 13, posted (1 year 6 months 1 week 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 2248 times:

Quoting VC10er (Reply 7):
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"

Of course, introducing a livery for an LGBT event or organization would probably scare away some politically conservative customers.



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User currently offlineRDH3E From United States of America, joined Mar 2011, 1459 posts, RR: 2
Reply 14, posted (1 year 6 months 1 week 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 1934 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.


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