Would you donate to a cause you don't believe in?

My cousin is doing a bike ride for diabetes here soon, and she is asking for donations (it's pretty much like the Avon walk for cancer, except you're on a bike for diabetes). I am a medical student, and I personally do not believe in a cure for diabetes. I do not think that it can be cured, only managed. There are plenty of diseases out there that are treatable and managable, and some of them are curable. I don't think that diabetes is one of them.

Because of this, I do not see the point in pouring money into a fruitless campaign when we really should be using that money to come up with better treatments.

However, I do support my cousin in *her* beliefs and her dedication to them.

I'm not looking for a debate over whether diabetes is curable or not, I just want opinions. Would you donate money to a cause you didn't believe in if it was for someone that you support?

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
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    Is the bike ride for the cure of diabetes? It might be to help those who have diabetes and don't have the money for treatments like dialysis or medicine.

    And I do agree with you, diabetes is managed not cure and there are other curable diseases, that can use the money. The thing is, Do you rather be right than happy?

    I feel that supporting your cousin will make you feel good because yo admire your cousin's dedication, so put aside your rightness and support her not her cause

  • 1 decade ago

    To answer your question, I would not donate to a cause I don't believe in. In this case, I can understand what you mean when you say you don't think a cure will be found. However, better treatments can be found through research. I recently became type II diabetic and control; it through medication. My sister is type I and insulin dependent. During the education class that I took, we learned that there was a new inhaler for insulin that was about to hit the market (it may be available now....I'm not sure). This would be so much easier for a diabetic to use than to give themselves injections. If it was not for research and funding for such research this would not be possible.

  • 1 decade ago

    No debate, hmmmm? That's hard to honor, but okay.

    Yes, I would donate money for a cause I don't believe in.

    Why? Because the people in these situations need HOPE, or they cannot cope. It would be a kindness to boost their hope by helping to raise money for research for a cure.

    And who knows? Maybe there is future technology that CAN offer a cure, or at least more effective ways to live with it for longer.

    Source(s): personal viewpoint
  • 1 decade ago

    Maybe you don't think diabetes can be cured, but it looks like someone does.

    I'm just presenting some facts.

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  • 1 decade ago

    I would, even if I don't believe in it. That is to show my support for the person. =)

  • 1 decade ago

    Anything helps faith is key.

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