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HAPPY WORLD AIDS DAY!!!

In Uncategorized on December 1, 2009 at 7:23 am

I know AIDS isnt the happiest thing to talk about, but today is the day to celebrate the progress we have made in search for a cure and the journery we still have til no more innocent people will die over the life-threatening disease.

Today hundreds of organizations, are coming together in a mission to have people learn, act and give in the name of AIDS! One event that I will be attending is this Saturday, with Artists for Charity! 


Did you know that Washington, D.C. – home to one of the largest Ethiopian populations in the country – has one of the highest HIV infection rates, per capita, in the United States?

For the past three years a group called Artists for Charity (AFC) has challenged people to think about this and related issues in an annual holiday event in conjunction with World AIDS week. The non-profit organization, which also runs a group home for HIV positive children in Addis Ababa, uses the occasion to raise funds for its Ethiopia project.

This year’s theme for the holiday benefit is “A Taste of Ethiopia,” offering silent and live art auctions of artwork from painters and photographers including artwork by the AFC Children, live performances, authentic Ethiopian cuisine, and cocktails, showcasing the rich culture and beauty of Ethiopia.

In addition to raising funds to support the Children’s Home in Ethiopia, AFC’s 3rd- annual benefit will seek to raise awareness on the HIV/AIDS crisis here at home, in the D.C. area.

Hope you can spread the word and make a difference by donating!

 

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