Apple opens iTunes donations for 'City of Hope' cancer charity, moves beyond natural disaster relief

in General Discussion edited October 2014
For the month of October, Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Apple will be accepting donations through iTunes to go to the City of Hope charity, a research and treatment center for life-threatening diseases.

As noted by TechCrunch, Apple has activated the iTunes donations system, available on iOS, Mac and Windows, to route gifts to City of Hope through October. This is the first time Apple has opened donations beyond natural disaster aid.

City of Hope provides research and treatment for a variety of illnesses, including cancer and diabetes, and is one of 41 comprehensive cancer centers in the U.S. The organization runs a hospital in Duarte, Calif., as well as community clinics in Southern California and is a founding member of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network.

In the past, Apple has used the iTunes donations system to aid victims of natural disasters like the Typhoon Haiyan in 2012 and Superstorm Sandy that same year. Prior to that, Apple accepted donations for Japan's deadly earthquake and resulting tsunami in 2011, as well as earthquakes that hit Haiti in 2010.

Those interested in giving can visit the dedicated iTunes donations page. Apple is accepting donation of $5, $10, $25, $50, $100 and $200.


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    It would be great if Apple had a permanent tab in iTunes for donations of every kind, not limited by season or fundraising windows.
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    asciiascii Posts: 5,936member

    Originally Posted by SpamSandwich View Post

    It would be great if Apple had s permanent tab in iTunes for donations of every kind, not limited by season or fundraising windows.

    That would be good. My bank has something similar actually, in the Internet Banking it is set up so you can easily donate to a bunch of charities.

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    MacProMacPro Posts: 19,662member
    Let's hope we don't need an Ebola tab soon! I can't help but wonder if the types that can strap a bomb to themselves (or a brain washed acolyte more likely) are not thinking that with a 21 day window before getting sick yet being contagious, self inflicted Ebola and a few weeks in Paris (name your city) would be pretty catastrophic!
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