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    I know that many of you have already sent off another question to the Rick Hansen Foundation after the response you got, but I think it's better that we keep things as a group.

    Therefore I have prepared another question just like before and you can send it off in a minute. Please pass this along to your friends and colleagues.

    We shouldn't just ignore the response, we should ask again as a group.

    http://stemcellsandatombombs.blogspo...ck-hansen.html

    Italian: http://cellulestaminaliebombeatomich...ione-rick.html

    Spanish: http://celulasmadreybombasatomicas.b...ck-hansen.html

    Let's work together because we'll get the most progress.
    Dennis Tesolat
    www.StemCellsandAtomBombs.blogspot.com

    "Change does not roll in on the wheels of inevitability, but comes through continuous struggle. And so we must straighten our backs and work for our freedom."
    Martin Luther King

  • #2
    I sent the question in again. I just wanted the one simple question answered. (It's not even a tough question to answer if just one person at RHI would look it up.) I'm hoping to get the answer instead of the old "robo response button".
    Last edited by GRAMMY; 07-31-2011, 12:29 PM.
    http://spinalcordresearchandadvocacy.wordpress.com/

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    • #3
      Let's see how evasive and rudiculous they can be...
      In God we trust; all others bring data. - Edwards Deming

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      • #4
        Not sure why you guys are jumping on Rick the way you are. Every Foundation is like this, why should the RHF be any different. Have you tried getting any concrete answers from any other foundation like the CRF or Nick Bonocontis fundation, Mike Utleys. They are all the same. It's why I don';t donate to any of these foundations; it just goes to keep operating and paying the big bucks to the executives.

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        • #5
          Pat, I suspicion you are correct. I think ALL foundations should be able to answer the question when contributors send them money. I do not wish to crucify any particular foundation until I'm able to get the simple question answered. Any one of them should be able to answer the question if it is asked from one of their contributors so you know what percentage of your dollar is going to cure SCI.

          The question is:
          What percentage of funds from RHF go directly to a cure for spinal cord injury?
          http://spinalcordresearchandadvocacy.wordpress.com/

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Patrick Madsen View Post
            Not sure why you guys are jumping on Rick the way you are. Every Foundation is like this, why should the RHF be any different. Have you tried getting any concrete answers from any other foundation like the CRF or Nick Bonocontis fundation, Mike Utleys. They are all the same. It's why I don';t donate to any of these foundations; it just goes to keep operating and paying the big bucks to the executives.
            Actually I wanted to address all the main SCI orgs simultaneously, but it's too much work.

            Then I have also to say that CDRF has been a little better replying to emails etc. so far (I am ready to go with them actually, but I may wait after the vacation period)
            Anyway one at a time I think we have the right to ask questions and to have clear answers just like they ask for donations.

            Paolo
            In God we trust; all others bring data. - Edwards Deming

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            • #7
              Isn't most of this information public record if they are a 501c3 non profit? you can see the financials for CDRF on their site.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by StemCells&AtomBombs View Post
                I know that many of you have already sent off another question to the Rick Hansen Foundation after the response you got, but I think it's better that we keep things as a group.

                Therefore I have prepared another question just like before and you can send it off in a minute. Please pass this along to your friends and colleagues.

                We shouldn't just ignore the response, we should ask again as a group.

                http://stemcellsandatombombs.blogspo...ck-hansen.html

                Italian: http://cellulestaminaliebombeatomich...ione-rick.html

                Spanish: http://celulasmadreybombasatomicas.b...ck-hansen.html

                Let's work together because we'll get the most progress.
                i fired of an email.
                "I'm manic as hell-
                But I'm goin' strong-
                Left my meds on the sink again-
                My head will be racing by lunchtime"

                <----Scott Weiland---->

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                • #9
                  Sounds like the prudent thing to do is to ask the questions before donating. If we don't donate; do we still have the right to ask what they do with their money?

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Patrick Madsen View Post
                    Sounds like the prudent thing to do is to ask the questions before donating. If we don't donate; do we still have the right to ask what they do with their money?
                    I intend to donate if they give me an answer that I agree with.
                    Do you think I do that just for fan?????????????? I have much better things to do for fun FYI
                    I just want see people to get out of w/c ASAP! That is what propers me.
                    Do you think that makes sense??? Or is too much for you?

                    Paolo
                    In God we trust; all others bring data. - Edwards Deming

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by rjames View Post
                      Isn't most of this information public record if they are a 501c3 non profit? you can see the financials for CDRF on their site.
                      The finacial report they make available is actually very foggy.
                      Then also a common person is not familiar with a ballance sheet usually, so I think they should just answer the question.

                      The problem is that by honestly answering the question many people with SCI will realize they have been screwed by RHF so they try not to answer.
                      How miserable is that?

                      Paolo
                      In God we trust; all others bring data. - Edwards Deming

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by StemCells&AtomBombs View Post
                        I know that many of you have already sent off another question to the Rick Hansen Foundation after the response you got, but I think it's better that we keep things as a group.

                        Therefore I have prepared another question just like before and you can send it off in a minute. Please pass this along to your friends and colleagues.

                        We shouldn't just ignore the response, we should ask again as a group.

                        http://stemcellsandatombombs.blogspo...ck-hansen.html

                        Italian: http://cellulestaminaliebombeatomich...ione-rick.html

                        Spanish: http://celulasmadreybombasatomicas.b...ck-hansen.html

                        Let's work together because we'll get the most progress.
                        Keep in mind that it's a long weekend in Vancouver, August 1st is a stat holiday. I doubt their pr team works on weekends or stats.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by paolocipolla View Post
                          I intend to donate if they give me an answer that I agree with.
                          Do you think I do that just for fan?????????????? I have much better things to do for fun FYI
                          I just want see people to get out of w/c ASAP! That is what propers me.
                          Do you think that makes sense??? Or is too much for you?

                          Paolo
                          WTF! Why the condescending attitude?

                          So you think a bad attitude from Spain is going to influence how any foundation is spending their money or influence them to answer any of your funding questions. As an earlier post say, Look it up, it's there with their 501.c exempt status. If you have questions they might be more apt to write a personal response knowing you are at least enlightened a little from reading it. Of course you get a form letter with all the inquiries they get a day.

                          I think you are pissed off because you got injured and can't get fixed, not because you want to see others out of their w/c's. You need someone to blame, so you blame the foundations because they aren't going fast enough for you. Spend a few years in the chair, then you can get altruistic.

                          You asked what I thought, that's what I think or is that too much for you.

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                          • #14
                            501 exempt is an American thing from your Internal Revenue Service laws so I don't understand it here in Canada.

                            If I donate to Canadian OR American organizations, I may take a minute percentage from my income taxes ... but it's hardly worth it. Or you have the option to carry them over year by year until you have a substantial amount.
                            Roses are red. Tacos are enjoyable. Don't blame immigrants, because you're unemployable.

                            T-11 Flaccid Paraplegic due to TM July 1985 @ age 12

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                            • #15
                              The 501.c exemption status is USA tax code. Canada doesn't have a 501.c
                              http://spinalcordresearchandadvocacy.wordpress.com/

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