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Could United Partner With The Nbcf?

Mon Oct 08, 2012 11:23 pm

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.

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RE: Could United Partner With The Nbcf?

Mon Oct 08, 2012 11:33 pm

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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RE: Could United Partner With The Nbcf?

Mon Oct 08, 2012 11:46 pm

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.
 
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RE: Could United Partner With The Nbcf?

Mon Oct 08, 2012 11:57 pm

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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RE: Could United Partner With The Nbcf?

Tue Oct 09, 2012 12:02 am

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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RE: Could United Partner With The Nbcf?

Tue Oct 09, 2012 12:20 am

Unless I'm mistaken, DL also supports the American Cancer Society.
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RE: Could United Partner With The Nbcf?

Tue Oct 09, 2012 12:23 am

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.
 
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RE: Could United Partner With The Nbcf?

Tue Oct 09, 2012 12:26 am

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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RE: Could United Partner With The Nbcf?

Tue Oct 09, 2012 12:47 am

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

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RE: Could United Partner With The Nbcf?

Tue Oct 09, 2012 12:58 am

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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RE: Could United Partner With The Nbcf?

Tue Oct 09, 2012 1:23 am

Oh my that's horrible! Reminds me of that one CO had a few years back, I can't remember the name!
 
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RE: Could United Partner With The Nbcf?

Tue Oct 09, 2012 1:35 am

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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RE: Could United Partner With The Nbcf?

Tue Oct 09, 2012 1:43 am

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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RE: Could United Partner With The Nbcf?

Tue Oct 09, 2012 2:44 am

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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RE: Could United Partner With The Nbcf?

Tue Oct 09, 2012 9:13 pm

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

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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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