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Dell and Susan G. Komen Promise to Fight Breast Cancer Together

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    Dell announced today a partnership with Susan G. Komen for the Cure to raise money through Dell’s new Promise Pink laptops and Minis for breast cancer research and community-based programs for breast health education and screening.
    Starting today, with every purchase of a Promise Pink laptop or Mini, Dell will donate $5.00 to Susan G. Komen for the Cure, the world’s largest breast cancer organization. The partnership is part of Dell’s continued commitment to community involvement.

    The News
    • Dell is committed to making a positive impact on the world and contributing to the fight against breast cancer.
    • Dell will donate $5.00 for each Promise Pink Dell PC or Mini purchased to Susan G. Komen for the Cure, with a minimum donation of $250,000 in 2009.
    • Already one of Dell’s most popular colors, the new Promise Pink PCs and Minis make a style statement while supporting a meaningful cause.
    • Promise Pink is available today in the Inspiron Mini 9 & Mini 12, as well as the Inspiron 1525, Studio 15 & Studio 17, Studio Hybrid, XPS M1330, the XPS M1530 and the Latitude E4200.
    • Through its Promise Pink offer and as host to one of the busiest retail Web sites in the world, Dell is helping drive awareness of a disease that is diagnosed in more than 1.3 million women worldwide each year.
    • Dell actively listens to its users through Dell Communities like IdeaStorm, and Komen for the Cure is a cause those communities support.

    About Susan G. Komen for the Cure and Breast Cancer
    • The global leader of the breast cancer movement, Susan G. Komen for the Cure has invested more than $1.3 billion since inception in 1982.
    • As the world’s largest grassroots network of breast cancer survivors and activists, Komen for the Cure promises to save lives and end breast cancer forever.
    • Breast cancer research has lead to successful discoveries including personalized treatments for the disease, but there is still much work to be done.
    • Early detection is key to increasing the chances of survival because when breast cancer is caught before spreading beyond the breast, the five-year survival rate in the U.S. is 98 percent.

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    “Many of us at Dell and in our communities have been touched by breast cancer and we feel privileged to join the fight with such an impactful organization,” said Michael Tatelman, Dell vice president of consumer sales and marketing. “Dell’s partnership with Susan G. Komen for the Cure is another opportunity to make choices in personal technology that reflect passion areas and self-expression.”

    “With Dell’s Promise Pink laptops, people will be able to share their passion for the cause and show their support for those touched by breast cancer,” said Katrina McGhee, vice president of marketing at Komen for the Cure. ”Dell users are joining the global breast cancer movement and helping us create a world without breast cancer.”

    Source: Dell
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    Nice cause and all, but a shame it's run by Nancy Binker, a leftist twit who's been using the foundation to peddle her pro-abortion stance for years. It's just great when they take private citizens' generous donations and use it to build abortion clinics.

    I'm real sure that's what peopl have in mind when giving their money to a BREAST CANCER organization.


    Dell sucks, hopefully they'll get burned in this.
  3. DrPepper

    DrPepper The Doctor is in the house

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    Why don't they just donate some money if they care about this charity ?
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    Because we're not living in a perfect world (and besides they've got marketing professionals).
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    Simple. It's linked to the Pink model. They clearly didnt do their market research, and there are HUGE STOCKPILES of this SKU sitting on warehouse shelves. They need to shift them.

    This is a marketing stunt to clear them. If they wanted to gift to charity there was no reason to LINK it to sales of the Pink model.
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    Jesus, I guess you are just venting or something. They are giving money to cancer research, not building abortion clinics. Please don't let this rear its ugly head again. :shadedshu

    This is not political unless you are in favor of people dying of Cancer.

    Anything helping to cure cancer or treat it is welcome. Too much suffering is already in this world. No need to fight against clean charities, pick your battles.:eek:


    "Susan G. Komen for the Cure" is a branding seen on tons of items sold to women at Target Stores, and the like. Its actually rather common to see in the US.
  7. DrPepper

    DrPepper The Doctor is in the house

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    I'd like to thank you for proving my hidden point :) that this is a clever marketing ploy to sell off excess stock and make themselves money. I find this tactic quite disgusting as the compamy should, if they care about a charity either donate money or manpower or resources to such a cause.
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    And you're a rightist twit who's using this beautiful story of curing cancer, to express his illegitimate and blind disapproval of abortion. See, everyone's a bad guy to someone.
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    The lemonadesoda fund for research into cancer cause.

    Personally, while I sympathise greatly to the suffers of cancer, truly tragic, and I wish them well, I do have to say that certain "charities" have become business organisations in themselves making significant profits, or handing out significant salaries, bonuses, or "supply contracts", that, IMO, is no way reflects the reason why people donate to help and offer humanitarian assistance and sympathy to suffers.

    Cancer rates have increased dramatically over the last 30 years. Let's get to the core: WTF is going on in the food chain or lifestyle that is causing this. Enough money on band aid research, and more money on discovery. After all, band aids for phosphor burns dont really help... You need to STOP the phosphor incendiaries in the first place.

    However, the cynic in me tells me there is more money in finding, patenting and selling "cures", than the political and economic realities of discovering a solution to the cause.
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    Agreed

    I doubt it will be in the health companies interest to prevent cancer but maybe to offer a pricey cure.
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    Atleast they are donating $5 for each shitty pink unit sold. They probably should have added f@h capability on each laptop to give each enduser the fighting power, but then we will probably start seeing pink CUDA edition gfx cards.

    I look down on companies that try to take advantage of endusers and even more on people walking around with a pink laptop. Unless ofcourse your female, wearing a bunny outfit with a g-string creeping up your a$$.
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    I'm all for research and funding for breast cancer, but nobody is gonna buy an ugly ass pink computer, especially from Dell. Dell should of gave them a few million dollars, instead of wasting a million dollars making pink shells for their crappy computers
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    I'm 100% pro abortion. And I dont care what you think.
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    Excellent cause, but IMO $5 seems a bit mean. Especially with the prices Dell charges. Something like $25-50 depending on the model, would have been a more sizeable donation. Say 10% ?
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    I agree, its like how project red gets so little for its seal on most products. But atleast its something considering I figure it took them some convincing to even offer that much.:ohwell:

    So atleast its still positive. Remember that many girly girls will buy it just because its pink. Which is cool with me since most feminine women look good in pink. ;)
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    Well, the Komen family is local, and I have seen this cause go from good, to ok , and in some respects, just plain bad. Unfortunately, the TPU members here that have denounced the "Pink Ribbon Campaign" have a very good leg to stand on. This foundation is good for the awareness factor and that is just about it. Its all about the making money for bushiness first, then cancer awareness and finally cancer funding somewhere down the line.:ohwell:
    Believe me, cancer is VERY prevalent in my family, and we participate in the race each year http://ww5.komen.org/ . And each year the focus on getting that pink ribbon in your storefront window has overtaken the passion and recognition for the cancer survivors themselves.

    This show http://www.sho.com/site/ptbs/previous_episodes.do?episodeid=s5/breast really exposes bullshit, and for this episode, it hit the nail on the head! For those who are able and care, I suggest you check it out;)

    The abortion link? I need one. Wiki says she (Brinker) worked for the likes of Ronald Reagan and George H. W. Bush, hardly abortion advocates. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nancy_Brinker Not saying she is not Pro Abortion, but I just wanted a little clarity.
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    Well the Penn and Teller Show really is bullshit. I wouldn't trust Penn and Teller. They feed off of sensationalism. All they do is tear things down with propaganda. Its funny when they take on religion and call it all Bullshit. I am an Atheist but I think all religion cannot be proven or disproven. Its in its design called faith.

    But I would trust your opinion of the focus of the the organization not promoting the survivors. I am sure she probably doesn't care that much for the individual but supports the cause as a whole like most rich and out of touch people out there.

    But that still doesn't make it a bad charity, it just makes it a typical one which I pretty much expected. ;)
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    Interesting observation. I would say all the topics they cover are sensationalist.:)
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    The Komen foundation gave $475,000 to Planned Parenthood so they could provide breast cancer screenings. The Catholic church argues that this frees up more of Planned Parenthood's funds to use for abortion therefore the Komen foundation provides money for abortion even though the funds are not designated for that purpose. It's a very roundabout and illogical way of thinking, but that's where controversy stems from. To my knowledge Komen Foundation has never actually given funds to support abortion unless you accept the Catholic Church's line of reasoning as logical.

    Disclosure: My Mother's program receives very large amounts of money from the Komen Foundation and I have done volunteer work with a Komen Foundation board member.

    $5 is a pittance. 20 pink Dell laptops equals a $100 donation......... really. Dell could do at least $10.
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    Wow. Thank you for sharing your first hand experience with Komen.Your words hold much more weight than Katie Courik's as you have no reason to skew the facts. Thanks for that. And yes, $5 is a pittance. :)
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    I think you should go read more on the "Komen" foundation. They drop chunks of change like $500,000 at a time, to build abortion clinics in various states, one not too long ago was in Texas.

    I utterly fail to catch the logic in that.

    Clean charities? Ah so you aren't ignorant, you're just biased in their favor.

    But to follow your logic from earlier, consider that This is not political unless you are in favor of people giving away their hard earned money to a scam.

    Funny you should mention Target, as Target was/is a recepient of breaks because they send some of their proceeds to, you guessed it, Planned Parenthood.



    And you're not even old enough for me to care what YOU 'think.'
    Btw, props on missing the point.

    You'd have a hard time proving that they are NOT designated for that purpose; that the money is for mammograms, when such expenditures have never been on their
    financial books, or patient visit records. Then there's the matter of abortion clinics they BUILD, and OWN, which we're all sure is solely for ..mammograms? Right!


    That's always the way these days isn't it?; You catch someone out for their leftist extremist ways, and suddenly you're a radical, a racist, a conservative, a 'rightwinger', a bigot, a homophobe, a sexist...on and on goes the list; oh did I mention Nazi?


    Yes, I must be a rightist twit, for pointing out that Nancy Binker hides behind a 'good cause' charity, in order to further her personal ambitions. It couldn't just simply be that it's one person, pointing out the fallacy of another person, and how that's ;gasp; WRONG...could it?


    'Worked' for ..... could mean anything.

    You don't need a link on her abortion views, she's (or was until recently) on the advisory board of Texas Planned Parenthood.


    Ultimatley, we have a scam foundation, that takes money from people, and only a portion goes to it's intended cause. Not only is it a fraud, but it could be helping cancer research MORE.

    If wanting to be in support of an organization that actually does what it says it will do, makes me anything but decent, then fine, whatever.


    I suppose, as the great DaedalusHelios once put it, "This is not political unless you are in favor of people dying of Cancer."
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    Food for thought, the Komen Foundation has a sizable amount of lobbyists embedded in the political arena. Certainly there is some value in that to Dell and others who help out this foundation. :(
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    In a capitalistic society if there is money to be made somewhere then surely somebody is making it, morals and benefit of the greater good need not apply. If what Polaris said is correct though, saying Komen supports abortion is pure propaganda bs. Charities are becoming almost redundant, if 1.3 billion can't support enough research to find a cure, how much will?
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    It doesn't matter if they were supporting higher taxation on FLIP-FLOPS or garden gnomes or something equally ridiculous.

    It's not even about abortion.

    It's about another big named oh so virtous and glorified foundation, that takes people's charity under a premise, CURING CANCER none the less, and then spends it on things OTHER than CURING CANCER.

    And yes, lots of organizations do it, and it's always wrong everytime. As you said, Charities are becoming almost redundant, if 1.3 billion can't support enough research to find a cure, how much will?
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    Well giving money to an organization to provide breast cancer screenings I would say qualifies as a legitimate cause. I don't know enough about it or care to look enough into it to know for sure though, you may be right (from what polaris said you are not though). I'm hesitant to give money to any charity these days unless I am aware specifically what my money is doing, dollar for dollar. In our present economic situation (I'm not talking about the recession, I'm talking about the way it's set up in general) there will always be far more people looking to sell you something than genuinely looking for help (for somebody else that is), no matter what they say it's for.

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