year Miami Beach has a typical big city AIDS fundraiser called
"the 15th Annual AIDS WALK MIAMI - RUN, WALK, BLADE FOR THE
CURE!" public event. This year it was held on April 13th.
3,000 people participated, and they raised $113,000+.
Miami Beach resident who likes our Oxygen Therapies reported to
me that he contacted "Care Resources" the local
501(C)(3) tax exempt group putting on the event, because he
wanted to help sponsor the event. He was looking to rent a booth
space in which he could sell our new Flood Your Body With
Oxygen book to the crowd. He was willing to have a booth
anywhere, either along the walk route, or at the finish building,
or in front of one of the event parties.
oxy-friend contacted AIDS Walk event coordinator Brian DeRue at
the Care Resources Inc. Coral Gables Office @ 305-667-9296 and
said he wanted to sponsor a booth to sell the book in. Mr. De Rue
delayed and wouldn't give him a straight answer for two
weeks. Then with only one week left, Mr. De Rue announced he
suddenly had to have the AIDS WALK MIAMI event Dr. Steven
Santiago or even possibly Care Resources Medical Director Rick
Sicleri look at our Flood Your Body With Oxygen, Therapy For Our
Polluted World book . He said he wanted their doctor to
"decide whether or not to allow it into the event."
you, a 501(C)(3) tax exempt organization is precluded by IRS
regulations from ever being political, or they lose their
exemption status. They are to serve ALL the people without
discrimination, and that includes the medical minority voice of
the Oxygen Therapy supporters.
Resources also did not subject any of its other sponsors like
Girosol, Motorola/Advanced Radio Systems, Starbucks Coffee
Company, The Tides Hotel, Abbott Laboratories, Roche
Pharmaceuticals, Gilead, Glaxo Smith Kline, Serono, Van Michael
Miami, Virologic, Alaskanstar Interactive, The Albion Hotel,
APPI, Armani A/X, Beachcat Design.com, Blue House Studio, City of
Miami Beach, Crobar, Gap Inc., Miami Beach Convention
Center/Jackie Gleason Theatre, Miami-Dade Transit, New Concept
Video, Sterling Limo Services, Stonyfield Farms, Walgreens, or
Wild Oats Markets to any pre-sponsor scrutiny or censorship.
Resources solicits the public for donations and claim they are an
independent grass roots organization, but Mr. De Rue stalled and
continued not calling back our Oxy friend on a daily basis all of
the remaining week. Remember our friend was only trying to give
them sponsorship money they advertise for and supposedly
desperately need. Finally in the final hours, on April 9th they
held a secret star chamber type meeting to decide the book's
fate. On Thursday April 10th just 2 days before the event (so
late that nothing could be done about it) Event Coordinator De
Rue told our friend that they would not let the book into the
event, or allow him to sponsor a booth in the event because, if
he was allowed to sell the book "their drug company sponsors
would not like it."
when I was put on the phone with Mr. De Rue to discuss the
obviously unconstitutional and unfair situation - just before he
slammed the phone down on us - he protested Care Resources was
not a lackey of the drug companies while continuing to
discriminate against the public sales of the non-drug book and
doing what he said they wanted! The bureaucratic shuffle in
The next day Mr.
De Rue added more insult to injury by refusing to send our friend
a map of the walk route. Ever hear a spoiled child go Nyah, nyah,
nyah, nyah? The Miami Beach city planning office was kind enough
to immediately send one out.
in America a supposedly public charity representing all
viewpoints banned a book merely trying to help sick people
through exploring and discussing alternative non-drug treatments
for AIDS and other illnesses commonly used in European hospitals.
Our book has 133 plus medical references to back up our
discussion, and the only reason people in America don't know
about our oxygen therapies subject is that the media outlets here
ignore it. Why? Because drugs are the most heavily advertised
commodity on their shows, and Oxygen Therapies are not taught in
American medical schools which are funded by the drug
from being in violation of their non-profit non-political status,
Care Resources surely will always get quite upset when anyone
discriminates against someone with AIDS, and also against anyone
who discriminates against those that are gay, but they themselves
clearly have an internal institutional policy that discriminates
against any alternative viewpoint not parroting the prevailing
drug company sales pitches.
these people receive any more public funding? Should they keep
their non-profit status when they clearly have an institutional
policy of discrimination against people wanting to help the HIV
stricken with simple, proven, safe, and non-drug natural
remedies? Should they ever get another parade permit from the
city of Miami?
you feel that what they did was right? Why not
call them up and give their directors and Mr. De Rue and their
doctors your opinion of their institutionalized policy of
discrimination and book banning? Care Resources may be reached
1320 South Dixie Highway, Suite 485,
Coral Gables FL 33146
t: 305.667.9296 | f: 305.667.7069 | firstname.lastname@example.org
Our Oxy friend
did immediately call the Miami Beach Mayors office, and
mayor's assistant Elizabeth Stadtler did refer him to the
city attorney, who did refer him to the city manager who did
refer him to the city convention manager. But because of
all these delays it was now late Friday afternoon and too late to
get anything done, so no separate permit could be applied for or
issued for the book sales. What a coincidence.
And if you are
so moved, while you're at it why not call the Miami Beach
Mayor's office which did try to help, and was kind, and
politely and nicely remind them their parade permits are
supporting discriminative organizations posing as public
charities and that this is unconstitutional. To have the permit
holders/agents represent the city as fiduciaries in this manner
is wrong, and any future parade permits should be withheld by the
city until Care Resources ends their institutionalized policies
of discrimination and silencing minority viewpoints espousing
why not tell the IRS how Care Resources is in direct violation of
their non-profit status by accepting 'funding' from drug
companies who they believe 'induce' them to keep the
non-drug treatment for diseases viewpoint out. Anyone have the
money and time to help file a Title 42 'Civil Rights' or
other discrimination lawsuit against them?