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Pharmaceutical Company is Donating Money for Cervical Cancer Research in
Connection With the Distribution of Free Bracelet Kits-Truth!
Summary of the eRumor:
The message encourages you to go to a website where a free bracelet kit
can be ordered and for each one that is ordered Merck Pharmaceuticals
will donate a dollar to research of cervical cancer.
The Truth: The campaign is real although
the facts are slightly different.
The website www.maketheconnection.org
is home for a project promoting of awareness of cervical cancer,
"the preventable cancer." It is a cancer with a known
cause: human papillomavirus.
As part of the project, a series of events was planned around the U.S.
featuring actors Beverley Mitchell, JoAnna Garcia, and America Ferrera.
They extended the invitation to come help "design bracelets that
support cervical cancer awareness." You can order the free
bracelet kits on the website. Each order includes two kits and
for every two orders made the Merck company has pledged to donate $1 up
to a maximum of $100,000 for cervical cancer research.
A real example of the eRumor as it has
appeared on the Internet:
Go to this link and order your free bracelet it costs you nothing, but
for every one that is ordered, Merck Pharmaceuticals donates $1 for
cervical cancer research. It only takes a minute and is
legit; the link sends you right to the Merck
It would be great to get Merck to donate the "up
to $100,000" they have