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Less than 10 percent of NFL pink merchandise sales go toward cancer research

Discussion in 'NFL Zone' started by Mr Cowboy, Oct 16, 2013.

  1. Mr Cowboy

    Mr Cowboy Well-Known Member

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  2. TheCowboy

    TheCowboy The Teen

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    Simply put, that's pathetic.
     
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  3. erickb

    erickb Member

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    You think that is bad you should see where the Money for Susan G goes to and it's not for cancer or the Wounded Warrior Project most of the money for those two go to over head, admin, etc... it's sad when people donate for a worthy cause but the money goes somewhere else.
     
  4. Future

    Future Intramural Legend

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    I'm pretty sure that number is the same for the entire pink ribbon campaign.
     
  5. REDVOLUTION

    REDVOLUTION Return to Dominance

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    It should be a crime.

    Why are the "administrators" getting anything?
     
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  6. dexternjack

    dexternjack World Traveler

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    Some would be surprised at what percentage actually makes it to the destination. Some charities are better than others but there are plenty out there that skim quite a bit off the top.
     
  7. Eric_Boyer

    Eric_Boyer Well-Known Member

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    87.5% goes to manufacturing and distribution
    so throw that out as it costs to produce, and people need to make money to put it in stores.

    Of the rest:

    65% goes to research
    25% goes to overhead
    10% goes to the NFL

    not bad if you ask me.
     
  8. Kristen82

    Kristen82 Benched

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    I feel like slapping them around with my boobs.
     
  9. Hoofbite

    Hoofbite Well-Known Member

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    If you feel the need to hone your craft, I'll reluctantly volunteer myself for the job of test subject.

    Strictly for breast cancer research purposes of course.
     
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  10. Don Corleone

    Don Corleone Well-Known Member

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    I second that! All in the name of research.
     
  11. Wheeltax

    Wheeltax Well-Known Member

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    It's pretty much the same for a lot of "major" charities. Susan B, United Way to name a few. The people at the top of them are making bank, distressingly little of the money donated or raised goes to the actual cause.
     
  12. dcdallaschick

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    It's largely meant to be an awareness-building campaign, so by most standards the fact that they also donate to research is really a bonus.
     
  13. burmafrd

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    I am against that campaign because it makes it seem like breast cancer is more important then others which is total BS. And with all the various breast cancer campaigns its a joke. They should either go to something like ovarian cancer or just make it a general cancer drive instead of obsessing over boobs.
     
  14. Blackspider214

    Blackspider214 Well-Known Member

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    That's pretty much how charities work. Which is why I don't participate in them. It's all a money grab.
     
  15. erod

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    This is highly misleading.

    8 percent of sales does not mean 8 percent of profits.

    Plus, isn't this more about encouraging women to get screenings than it is funding breast cancer research?
     
  16. dogberry

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    Awareness, I'd like to see a list of diseases and conditions that need awareness.
     
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  17. erickb

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    I agree for the most part, I do work for a non-profit that gives back to wounded military (all branches), I sit on the board and all work is done by volunteers and things we spend money on go right to the wounded to brighten their or their family's day, week, month, etc.We are a little bigger then a "grass-roots" operation but nothing on the scale of a wounded warrior operation, while giving back way more then them. Sorry to rant, as non-profits really get me upset with how much money they spend on other things!
     
  18. REDVOLUTION

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    I am going to start a charity one day JUST so I can let it be known that 'charity" should go directly to the needy of the cause.

    I will list all donations online and show where all the money goes by category.

    It's really shameful.
     
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  19. DallasCowboysRule!

    DallasCowboysRule! Well-Known Member

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    The article says that the NFL donates 90% of what it makes off of the product and the other 10% goes to support the breast cancer awareness program. I don't know if you can ask much more than that from them. They can't exactly ask the retailer not to take its share of the profit. I'd be interested to see the breakdown of how much gets donated when the product is bought through NFLShop.com or something like that.
     
  20. bark

    bark Well-Known Member

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    Now we are onto something .
    Make it a pay for view event with all proceeds going to research or maybe a 75/25 split...... With 25% going to Kristen of course......:D
     

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