M T 22


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Posted: 28/01/2013 at 23:16
I agree that they should state where (if there are any) the profits go but I can hardly imagine they go any where else other than into the research! I highly doubt that someone is taking it home with them however not all are in parks and it does state that the entry fee goes to organisation of all events!

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Posted: 28/01/2013 at 22:40
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Another person taking away from the positivity of the events and the research the money funds! 

Oh I love all that, just don't like the blackmail and the slurs on the participants who genuinely think they are helping to fund cancer research when they enter the race. 

 

Blackmail? It clearly states on the website what the entry fee is for.. As said before, without the events the millions would not have been raised! There are always people with negative views when others are trying to do good, big shame really! Of course the alternative is to not have an entry fee at all and then take the cost of organising the events from people's sponsorship money! Enter any organised event and you have to pay! 

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Posted: 28/01/2013 at 22:30

Race for Life is a product of Cancer Research UK - without the events no money will be raised. If you don't believe that any extra money they have goes into the research pot, where do you think this 'profit' is going? 

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Posted: 28/01/2013 at 22:22

Check their website - pretty self explanatory really

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Posted: 28/01/2013 at 22:20
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5 forum posts to date and three of them in this thread vested interest MT 22?

The issues I have with R4L are that they mislead people into entering on the basis that they are raising money for cancer research when NOTHING goes to fund research unless they raise sponsorship in addition to the entry fees. Misleading advertising at best

They discriminate against men as they are women only races. Do men not get cancer? 

For those who say a lot of it is based on the Pink breast cancer charities I am attending a funeral on Tuesday of a 36 year old man who died from Breast Cancer. Breast Cancer dont fund research into Male Breast cancer!

JPenno wrote (see)

5 forum posts to date and three of them in this thread vested interest MT 22?

The issues I have with R4L are that they mislead people into entering on the basis that they are raising money for cancer research when NOTHING goes to fund research unless they raise sponsorship in addition to the entry fees. Misleading advertising at best

They discriminate against men as they are women only races. Do men not get cancer? 

For those who say a lot of it is based on the Pink breast cancer charities I am attending a funeral on Tuesday of a 36 year old man who died from Breast Cancer. Breast Cancer dont fund research into Male Breast cancer!

No vested interest, just standing up for a cause I believe in. I think it's a shame that the majority of people jump to conclusions, with no knowledge of the events/what the money goes to and slate an event that a lot of women love to take part in and which raises a vast amount of money for CRUK. £493 million is a lot of money which would not have been raised had these events not been put on! 

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Posted: 28/01/2013 at 22:12

To say that 12,500 ladies took part in Glasgow in 2012 and there are over 200 events, I think the scale of park run is a little small!

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Posted: 28/01/2013 at 21:59

Another person taking away from the positivity of the events and the research the money funds! 

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Posted: 28/01/2013 at 20:09

Amazing how people can have such a negative view on a positive event due to an entry fee which you can expect at any running event, regardless of whether it is a charity event or not!.... 

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Posted: 28/01/2013 at 19:47

Like most other charity events, the entry fee covers the cost of the organisation of the event eg the £50 entry fee for the Great North Run.. not sure why this comes as such a suprise?

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