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iTunes Store Now Accepting Donations for City of Hope Medical Center

Apple has launched a new page on its iTunes Store allowing users to donate to City of Hope, which is a non-profit charity focusing on medical research and treatment for cancer, diabetes, and other conditions. The page can be accessed through the desktop iTunes Store as well as the iTunes and App Store apps on iOS, with options for $5, $10, $25, $50, $100, and $200 donations available.

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Apple will transfer 100% of each donation to City of Hope, as all donations will be billed to an iTunes account. With Apple currently holding 800 million iTunes accounts, the company has a large customer base that can take part in the donation program.

Apple has conducted similar donation campaigns throughout the past few years, which include programs for Super Typhoon Haiyan relief efforts in 2013, Superstorm Sandy relief in 2012, Japanese earthquake and tsunami relief in 2011, and Haitian earthquake relief efforts in 2010.



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63 months ago

Good work Apple, excellent gesture!


An even better gesture would be for Apple to donate a few million too.
Rating: 7 Votes
63 months ago
Interesting, I wonder who chose this organization as the benefactor of the contributions. Even more curious is why there was no info provided to us. Perhaps I missed it. I'll check the Apple site.
Rating: 6 Votes
63 months ago
Sigh. It's a link to charity. And we debate it.

I know - welcome to the Internet.
Rating: 6 Votes
63 months ago
I'll donate when I get my iPhone 6 Plus..

Apple holds a ton of iTunes accounts, if half the people donate five dollars, it would have a great impact!
Rating: 5 Votes
63 months ago

An even better gesture would be for Apple to donate a few million too.


They already do, to many charities :)
Rating: 5 Votes
63 months ago

Sigh. It's a link to charity. And we debate it.

I know - welcome to the Internet.


Yup. It is so simple. Donate through iTunes, or don't. Donate outside of iTunes, or don't. Pick a charity yourself, or don't. It's called free will, I think.
Rating: 5 Votes
63 months ago

So they don't want anything over $200?

You could always give more than once.
Rating: 4 Votes
63 months ago
Steve Jobs died from Cancer on Oct. 5th.

It's also Breast Cancer awareness month during October.
Rating: 3 Votes
63 months ago

Steve Jobs died from Cancer on Oct. 5th.

It's also Breast Cancer awareness month during October.


I seriously dislike it being called breast cancer awareness day. There is far too much focus on just one thing. I would much rather cancer awareness day and a whole myriad of cancers be covered in great length.

Breast cancer is horrific but it gets far more attention than testicular or prostate cancers.

Would truly love to see an end to such a horrid thing that has contributed to losses in my own life as well as many others. I fully support Apple backing this charity and hope enough can be raised to make a difference.
Rating: 3 Votes
63 months ago

According to the ACS:

Breast cancer has the highest rate of new cases in the US and also has a survivability rate of about 5.5 to 1. Also, breast cancer not only has a significant health impact, but also a major physical impact for the rest of women's lives (even after survival)

Prostate cancer IS a close second in new cases in the US for new cases. However it's survivability rate is more around 8 to 1.

According to Me:

While neither of these have not even close to the highest mortality rates, these types of cancers are generally known to be some of the easiest to diagnose early and exponentially increase survivability when done so. (lets toss in Colon and Melanoma as well)

Therefore, one can suggest that maybe concentrating efforts and money on the most bang for the buck (so to speak) is the most beneficial path. To me, it's not about 'save the tatas' or 'save the pepes', it's about how to protect and save the most people possible. But, I'm certainly never going to complain or criticize anyone for donating to or concentrating (usually due to a personal impact) on any type of disease that effects humans (also throwing in animals, cause I'm am)


Thank you for the post. In my world there is no good cancer. I can certainly understand anyone who concentrates on a disease that impacts them personally.

Anything we can do to get a step ahead of cancer is desirable.
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