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When consumers see a diabetes awareness ribbon on a product, the message seems clear: buying this product will help a good cause. However, that isn't always the case. Some companies use the awareness ribbon as a ploy to get consumers to buy their products without actually making any donations.

Because the diabetes awareness ribbon is not trademarked, that status allows anyone and everyone to use the symbol for whatever purpose they want, whether it be pure profit, pure charity, or somewhere in between.

Products with diabetes awareness ribbons should do more than just raise awareness. People are already aware of the existence of diabetes. What this cause needs is not more awareness but more donations! If diabetes is ever going to be stopped, we need to fund research to cure it!

If companies that make and sell merchandise with diabetes awareness ribbons were required to donate a portion of their proceeds to diabetes research, we could do a better job of treating or even curing this disease and stop tricking unsuspecting shoppers into purchasing items they believe will help a good cause.

Tell the Director of the Federal Trade Commission's Bureau of Consumer Protection that companies who use awareness ribbons on their merchandise should be required to donate to the cause they're representing on their products!

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To the Director of the Federal Trade Commission’s Bureau of Consumer Affairs,

Every day, people go shopping and see products with diabetes awareness ribbons plastered all over them. While the consumer often believes that purchasing these products will help fund research for a cure, that is far too often not the case!

Diabetes already has plenty of awareness. What it really needs is funding! And people count on the diabetes awareness ribbon to help create that funding.

We deserve to know where our money is going! It is time to force companies who portray diabetes awareness ribbons on their products to donate a portion of their proceeds to research.

I demand legislation to protect the American people from being tricked into purchases they believe will help a good cause but actually only benefit sly and greedy companies.


Petition Signatures

Nov 19, 2017 Janet White
Nov 19, 2017 (Name not displayed) in honor of my brother-in-law who passed away this Oct 2017 at the of 79.may he RIP.
Nov 19, 2017 Stephanie Vorse
Nov 19, 2017 Beverly Brzycki
Nov 19, 2017 Jimmie Lynne Berry
Nov 19, 2017 Jon Abbey
Nov 19, 2017 K M If a company uses a ribbon to make people think that they donate, then they SHOULD donate! NO donation, then NO USE of a ribbon!
Nov 19, 2017 (Name not displayed) I Also Believe That These Companies Need NOT Increase Their Prices To Cover Their 'Donation' From The Consumers Purchase Of Their Product.
Nov 19, 2017 Mary Riley
Nov 5, 2017 (Name not displayed) AS A DIABETIC MORE SHOULD BE DONE TO HELP US
Nov 5, 2017 holly masih
Oct 28, 2017 Deborah Moore
Oct 24, 2017 Karrie Vukelic
Oct 11, 2017 Kimberly Palmieri
Oct 10, 2017 SANDRA VITO
Sep 7, 2017 Teresa Ashley
Aug 31, 2017 JoAnn Evans
Aug 27, 2017 Candi Gaona
Aug 25, 2017 Elizabeth J Sawyer-Cunningham
Aug 24, 2017 Richard Bosboom
Aug 14, 2017 Amy Chevalier
Aug 6, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Jul 31, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Jul 31, 2017 Martha Jaegers
Jul 31, 2017 Lori Mathis
Jul 31, 2017 Jeffery Webster
Jul 31, 2017 jane cook
Jul 31, 2017 George Anderson
Jul 24, 2017 Rafael Sacho
Jul 24, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Jul 21, 2017 Pam Bixter
Jul 21, 2017 Sławomir Prucnal
Jul 20, 2017 Anna Winroope
Jul 20, 2017 Diane Gaertner
Jul 20, 2017 Selma castanheira dos santos
Jul 20, 2017 Diane Berliner
Jul 20, 2017 nathalie guyonvarch
Jul 20, 2017 Gary Elshaw
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Jul 20, 2017 Tracy Birrell
Jul 20, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Jul 19, 2017 susan closson
Jul 19, 2017 Eric Dallin
Jul 19, 2017 Jeanine Smegal
Jul 19, 2017 Sonya Grant
Jul 19, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Jul 19, 2017 Mark Levin
Jul 19, 2017 Barbara Singer
Jul 19, 2017 Sheila Ward
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