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20 September 2014

COUNCIL REFUSES TO LEARN LESSON THE FIRST TIME - "COLOR ME RAD" (ASSOCIATED WITH "THE COLOR RUN") GETS SUPPORT FOR SCAMMING CAIRNS RESIDENTS. AGAIN. SIGH!

Hillbilly Watch gave several stern warnings to the Cairns public about the scam organisation "The Color Run" last year when they harvested over $400,000 of Cairns money, with a piddling $9000 being donated from race proceeds to the Cairns Base Hospital, who provided "volunteers" to the company for free.


COLOR ME RAD AUSTRALIA OWNER -
AMERICAN BRAD MADER!  WTF!
These race companies were started to financially benefit from the plethora of true Charity Runs that began in the 1990's, and put virtually all of their proceeds into the sponsoring charity.   The 5K race was INVENTED with charity fund-raising in mind.   With a gullible public and mastery of social media, these companies have piggybacked on these true charity runs, and instead put all of their proceeds in THEIR pockets.

So deep was the criticism last year, "The Color Run" isn't coming back to Cairns this year.  But like all good Utah-Mormon scams, they've got a backup plan, and in this case a backup scam organisation.

Enter "Color Me Rad".

"Color Me Rad" by all reports is a group that is substituted for The Color Run when a community "gets wise" to the scam.  The Cairns public should be proud - while we lost almost half a million dollars that could have gone a long way if donated directly to local charities, we learned earlier this year that "The Color Run" wouldn't be coming back.

Like all good Yank scams, this one is also headquartered in Salt Lake City Utah, just down the road from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, also known as the Mormons.  This "religion" has about as much to do with Jesus Christ as Color Me Rad has to do with charity.

The state of Utah has the highest rate of affinity fraud in America.  A US newspaper called Utah "the test market for scams".  And the most fruitful of them get exported, with Australia being seen as a prime location for "The Color Run", and "Color Me Rad".

The Charity being promoted with the Cairns Color Me Rad run is the Leukaemia Foundation of Queensland - who have not responded to our requests for information regarding this sponsorship.  Neither has Color Me Rad, but no surprise there.

Some comments on Color Me Rad from around the 'net.

BUFFALO, NY
BRITISH COLUMBIA, CANADA
KNOXVILLE, TN
BAKERSFIELD, CA
KITCHENER, CANADA


Various news organisations have estimated the actual cost of the event at between $21,000 and $27,000, about 7% of the total.  With less than this going to the charity, this leaves over $350,000 PROFIT for Color Me Rad!




PAGE FROM BRADLEY MADER'S
CLEARLY OBVIOUS US PASSPORT
We've asked for a comment from the sole owner of the Australian Color Me Rad licensee business, a man by the name of Bradley Mader.  Mr. Mader is a former bartender from Chicago.  And an American apparently living in Australia on successive tourist visas.  Many of us are also wondering how he can even register a company in Australia alone, much less work here. 

Ironically, the owners of "The Color Run" and "Color Me Rad", all originally acquaintances, are now suing each other for cutting into each other's gravy train.  I would guess a bigger percentage of the race fee is spent on lawyers than on charity!

If the community wants to have proper 5K charity runs, the boards of Cairns Charities need to get off their arse and organise them.  If they don't, Cairns will continue to be easy pickings for American scammers who have only their own Mercs and Ferraris in mind. 




4 comments:

Smithfield Sam said...

Great work, HBW. Not even any LOCAL charity this time, I see.

So we use our navy to block refugees, and allow scammers in the front door. WTF?

Let's do this! said...

Surely Cairns can organise it's own "Cairns Colour Run", without importing scammers.

What can be so hard about it?

So come on HBW, step up to the plate, I'll be the first volunteer, hundreds will follow.

The council can LOAN the money to set it up, no-one draws a wage, and 100% of the profits, after paying back the council, goes to various Cairns charities.

I would suggest a separate run, along the Esplanade, maybe two kilometres, just for kids, with profits going to the children's dept at Cairns Base.

It should be a piece of piss to get the CP and local TV and radio on side.

Imagine what Cairns could do with 400 grand, we need it more than a bunch of thieving mormoms!

shanghai said...

terrific I think this is a take off of that hindu festival where they throw dye at everyone in india perhaps raj should run it !!! ps at least I can say I've been to india

shanghai said...

please please no more charities in cans im over it if u want to do something do it for your self my self .. drum roll hbw.. I do blood donating or plasma donating now days for 30 years I give my blood/ plasma to you all