Go Red On December 1, 2009: World AIDS Day
Good day me fellow digital friends. It’s always cool to communicate with people via social networking, blog sites and via Skype of course, but it’s even greater to be able to share awareness and health tips on days like today.
If you didn’t already hear, today is “World AIDS Day” and DrJays.com Live wants to encourage you to wear red, stay protected and spread awareness. Through free concerts via YouTube provided by Alicia Keys in support of the cause and blogs written by John Legend that motivate us to stay proactive, there’s little room for our readers not to KNOW.
According to a blog written by Legend on Thedailybeast.com, “Thirty three million people are HIV-positive, 22 million of them in Africa. Worldwide, HIV/AIDS is the No. 1 killer of women.”
On the brighter side of things, “going red” through our apparel, iPod purchases and with our red notebook buys, we’ve contributed to the fight against AIDS/HIV in ways we wouldn’t even imagine.
Converse is a partner in (PRODUCT) RED
According to Legend, “To date, (PRODUCT) RED has generated more than $140 million to fight AIDS in Africa. One hundred percent of this money has improved lives—helping more than 80,000 HIV-infected pregnant mothers receive treatment that helps their babies be born healthy, and providing testing and counseling to 3.5 million people.”
We are making progress as a people and more than not, we are providing more medicine, more programs and spreading more truths about AIDS than ever before.
To find out how you could contribute to the advancement of humanity by visiting the World AIDS Day site (click HERE ).
Today we’re simply asking you to represent through your apparel. Spark awareness and spread the word that through urban and rural communities, as well as inner-cities throughout the world, we can make a difference. Tell a friend, talk to a neighbor and don’t be afraid to BE THAT person around your way to take a stand.
In the meantime, click HERE to view videos about awareness and AIDS/HIV prevention. Stay safe, know your facts and think red.
– via YouTube.com