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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 CommissionÂ’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.

Sincerely,

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Jun 22, 2018 Arete Caldwell
Jun 4, 2018 Madeleine Norris
Jun 3, 2018 Richard Bosboom
May 30, 2018 Kay Shelton
May 23, 2018 Aliyah Khan
May 8, 2018 (Name not displayed)
May 7, 2018 Bonnie Steiger
Apr 14, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Apr 7, 2018 Lisa vasta
Mar 30, 2018 Barbara Tomlinson
Mar 26, 2018 Chrissy Smutny
Mar 16, 2018 Richard Bosboom
Mar 15, 2018 Richard Bosboom
Mar 11, 2018 Amy Secrest
Mar 10, 2018 Dennis Kaplan
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Feb 24, 2018 Kenneth Davies
Feb 23, 2018 Jodi Ford
Feb 13, 2018 Ashley Waller
Feb 4, 2018 Sandra Richards
Jan 30, 2018 Barbara Leary
Jan 28, 2018 Ms. Carla Compton, Activist/Advocate
Jan 20, 2018 Kevin Dahl
Jan 15, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Jan 14, 2018 D de Kort
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Jan 14, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Jan 14, 2018 Donna Channen
Jan 14, 2018 Patricia Butler
Jan 14, 2018 Carol McDonald
Jan 14, 2018 Lisa Shantz
Jan 14, 2018 Susan Hogarth
Jan 14, 2018 Caroline Salfati
Jan 14, 2018 Jane Robinson Awareness is only the first step. Funding is what matters in order to cure diabetes!
Jan 14, 2018 Robin Budry
Jan 14, 2018 Jo Starcher Please make profits from the sale of awareness ribbons go to charities that support those ribbons.
Jan 14, 2018 Laurie Aman
Jan 14, 2018 cathy mitchamore
Jan 5, 2018 Robin Bressler
Dec 19, 2017 Richard Bosboom
Dec 3, 2017 Amber Lopez
Dec 2, 2017 robin karlsson
Nov 24, 2017 (Name not displayed)
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!

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