Sunday, February 8th 2009

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

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.
Quotes
“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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29 Comments on Dell and Susan G. Komen Promise to Fight Breast Cancer Together

#1
Polaris573
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newconroer said:
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 virtuous 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 every time. As you said, Charities are becoming almost redundant, if 1.3 billion can't support enough research to find a cure, how much will?
The Komen foundation never claims to provide money only for cure research. Much of it is used for breast cancer screening since survival rates are significantly higher if breast cancer is caught early. I think you are confused because their high-profile event is "The Race for the Cure". It is also horribly naive to believe that the money they have given to cancer research is useless because nobody has cured cancer yet. I'm not sure you have all the information you need to pass judgment on this organization. The only leg you have to stand on is, "all charities are bad". Which you are well within you right to believe I suppose.

lemonadesoda said:
I always found it funny when a charitable foundation names itself after the megalomanic who came up with the concept of how to harvest peoples money. Personally, "charitable" foundations, if named after a person, should be named after dead people only. A bit like a Saint. Then there is no vested interest, e.g. "The Marie Curie foundation for...", "The Stalin foundation for" (or whatever). Naming a charity after yourself stinks of nothing but selfaggrandisement. e.g. "The lemonadesoda foundation for (myself and my intersts)"... or "The George Bush foundation for international liberty"... etc.
Susag G. Komen (for which the charity is named) died before it's creation. It was created by her sister.

I'm not saying this is the best charity ever, but I do think that if everyone is going to denounce it then they should denounce it for it's faults instead of fictional material.
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SK-1
newconroer said:

'Worked' for ..... could mean anything.
No. worked for mean this...
* On December 24, 2008, President Bush appointed her to the Board of Trustees of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts for a six-year term.[11]
* In 2000, she served on the National Steering Committee for the National Dialogue on Cancer.
* Vice President Dan Quayle invited her to chair a subcommittee monitoring research, progress and development in the fight against breast cancer.
* In 1990, President George H. W. Bush appointed her to chair the President's Cancer Panel and to monitor the progress of the National Cancer Program.
* In 1986, President Ronald Reagan appointed her to the National Cancer Advisory Board.


Not all businesses operate the same, Ford has contributed 95 Million in the past decade or so, and 50,000 of their employees do the Run each year.
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#3
IcrushitI
I questioned my Doctor on this. More men die of prostate cancer then women of breast cancer, but does any one hear of any organizations trying to help men out. His answer was"Men don't yell loud enough".
Here in Canada women get free mammogram tests, they even drive a portable bus around with the equipment all for free. When I go for my yearly I have to pay $26.00 out of pocket for the blood work to check for prostate cancer. I wish just once women would show some caring for men as we do for women and scream out loud for us.
Maybe Dell can donate some money for prostate cancer research for men.
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SK-1
IcrushitI said:
I questioned my Doctor on this. More men die of prostate cancer then women of breast cancer, but does any one hear of any organizations trying to help men out. His answer was"Men don't yell loud enough".
Here in Canada women get free mammogram tests, they even drive a portable bus around with the equipment all for free. When I go for my yearly I have to pay $26.00 out of pocket for the blood work to check for prostate cancer. I wish just once women would show some caring for men as we do for women and scream out loud for us.
Maybe Dell can donate some money for prostate cancer research for men.
Yes the dirty little secret. Prostates are not as warm and cuddly as breasts I guess:ohwell:
My favorite radio personality Dr, Dean Edell http://www.monkeypump.com/edell/ has stated this fact for years. Kinda sad when you think of it, we guys have a bigger chance of dieing of Prostate cancer than a woman does from Breast cancer...
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