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Old 02-14-2011, 10:32 PM
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Yeah. The Daily Sun sure made it appear that the Developer was making a contribution, when in fact, it was an investment.

The question that I still have is what the deal is between Moffitt and the developer regarding the Developer's fund-raising campaign for Moffitt. Maybe everything is above-board and truly arm's length. Maybe not. Certainly the Developer has some skin in the game, at the very least.

I struck out (not to my surprise, I will admit) with my request to the Moffitt Center for the details about its arrangements with the Developer. However, a little transparency would be nice since Moffitt is asking for our donations. Certainly, the misrepresentations in the Daily Sun and the Developer's attempt to shake down the American Cancer Society / Relay for Life certainly should cause one to be a little suspicious about what is going on.

In commenting on the subject, one should keep in mind that the controversy is not about whether Moffitt should come here. The controversy arises as a result of the Developer-backed fund-raising drive and the tactics used to raise those funds. If Moffitt, using its own funds, were simply going to establish an office here, hire one radiologist, and rent from the Developer, we wouldn't have Lauren Ritchie articles and a hundred or so posts in this Forum.[/QUOTE

From Wikipedia: The societys allocation of funds for the fiscal year ending August 31, 2005 lists 70% of funds for Program Services (Research 14%, Prevention 20%, Patient Support 20%, Detection and Treatment 16%). The remaining 30% are allocated for supporting services (Fundraising 22%, and Management, General administration 8%) meeting the Better Business Bureau's Standards for Charity Accountability (At least 65% to program services and no more than 35% to overhead and fundraising expenses).[7]

Should "relay" pay the ACS 30% of the funds raised in The Villages: with the donations not going here?
Since you quote my post, I guess your question is addressed to me. I'm probably being dense, but I'm afraid I really don't understand what you are driving at.

Could you clarify your point in asking if Relay should pay ACS only 30% of the funds that the Relay specifically raised for ACS? What happens to the other 70% in your hypothesis? I'm not trying to defend ACS, which I know no more about than does the average person, but what is wrong with ACS getting 100% of the funds raised for it in The Villages, New York City, or any place else?

Just so you know where I'm really coming from on this matter: My wife is a breast-cancer survivor and has participated in the Relay. I find the Developer's actions regarding this year's Relay, at very best, disgusting-- and maybe worse, depending on the Developer's deal with the Moffitt Center.
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Clarification: Moffitt is NOT "asking for our donations" as you mentioned above. It's the developer's health organization who are asking for donations to the fund they own and control, and in turn, the developer will own all of the medical apparatus that you paid for and is housed in the building that the developer will be leasing to Moffitt. Your donations are paying for equipment that the developer will own and profit from it's use. Moffitt will own NOTHING on the Sharon Morse site for Moffitt.
While Moffitt may not directly be asking for our donations, there must exist some arrangements between Moffitt and the Developer regarding the fund drive. Could you post the details on exactly what will happen to the funds being collected? For example: Who specifically is going to own the now-infamous radiation-treatment machine, whatever kind it turns out to be? Thanks.
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Ms Richie has been on vacation for the past week. I have seen nothing in the Sentinel about her bashing anyone recently. Usually her columns are pretty interesting and keep me informed of the other side of the story.

Similar to the POA newletter that I get in my driveway.

As far as I am concerned I need to hear from both sides of the problem to
make a clear decision.
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Ms Richie has been on vacation for the past week. I have seen nothing in the Sentinel about her bashing anyone recently. Usually her columns are pretty interesting and keep me informed of the other side of the story.

Similar to the POA newletter that I get in my driveway.

As far as I am concerned I need to hear from both sides of the problem to
make a clear decision.
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