Tuesday, December 1, 2009

World AIDS Day - Dec. 1

Today is World AIDS Day. AIDS is a preventable and treatable disease. With two pills a day, @ 40 cents a day, for 60 days, a person living with HIV in Africa can stay alive and well. But every day 4100 of them die.

What are some things you can do to help?

1) Shop (RED) for Christmas. Really get in the holiday spirit and give two gifts at once - because the products cost the same as always, but the companies donate to The Global Fund to end AIDS in Africa for every purchase made. And 100% of the money goes directly to work on the ground - no overhead taken out. Talk about getting into the holiday spirit.

2) Donate. Help fight AIDS with just a small donation to the United Nations Foundation. $24 can help keep one person alive by paying for 2 pills a day for 60 days. And again, 100% of the money donated goes to work on the ground. No overhead.

3) Spread the word via social media:

- Help turn Twitter (RED) - follow @joinred for more info.

- Help Turn Facebook (RED) at http://facebook.com/joinred. On that page, you can also change your profile picture to spread the word. Here's my favorite option, clearly created just for me:

4) Educate yourself. Watch the vid below, and share it with your friends.

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