mshusband wrote:We used to raise MILLIONS of dollars a year (and only had 5 months a year to raise funds) ... I'm more than convinced if we all got involved, we could have a private clinic funded, equipped, and started within 6 months. That's PRIVATE donations too ... let's not forget this is an attractive business model for many ... and funds would pour in with a proper business plan presented to the right group.
mshusband wrote:I'd also like to point out that while the MS Society of Canada spends $0.48 of every $1.00 on administration and fundraising ...
the philanthropy I mentioned only spent $0.04 of every $1.00 raised on those same expenses. (and anymore raises nearly as much annually as the NMSSofC - not quite ... but still).
THAT is what charity/philanthropy IS.
Granted, SOME amount is needed for administration and fundraising because having that allows you to raise more funds ... but almost HALF? THAT'S INSANE.
IF YOU'RE NOT DOING PHILANTHROPY FOR IT BEING A GOOD CAUSE, YOU'RE DOING IT FOR THE WRONG REASONS. WHEN PHILANTHROPY BECOMES "FOR PROFIT" IS WHEN THE WORLD HAS GONE MAD.
I also volunteer to do this job for free ... because I believe in it. I'll give you 8 of my 15 no working hours a day (I need 7 to eat/sleep/do other functions) ... but it'll all be free.
Too bad those in the National MS Society won't do the same ...
hope410 wrote:Please do not despair, Dr. Sclafani.
Where there is a will, there is a way. And there is definitely the will. A tremendous and powerful collective will.
We will persevere, and succeed. I have no doubt that one way or another, this will work out and you will overcome this obstacle and succeed.
Please don't let this affect you personally. This can not take away from all that you have given to us and, no doubt, all that you will again. Just differently, that's all.
This WILL work out somehow, some way, I just feel it. With determined and resourceful and resolute minds behind you and with you, we'll problem-solve an even better solution to this challenge.
thank you for saving my life
simone wrote:IRB suppose to be caring for the patients it has been said. Are they all neuros? and did they get paid by....? Patients having input too scary for them? Docs relating to patients scary too?
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