Sunday, November 30, 2008

I'm Wearing Red Today

Today marks the 20th anniversary of World AIDS Day. It is a day for people and organizations from around the world to come together to bring attention to the global AIDS epidemic. Much has been done since 1988, but there is still so much more to be accomplished.
An easy way to support this cause is through Product RED. This campaign offers hundreds of ways to support funding to eliminate Aids. You can buy coffee, cards, clothing, and many other fun, useful items that donate to this charity.
Coffee: Starbucks will contribute five cents from the sale of any STARBUCKS RED EXCLUSIVE beverage at participating stores to the Global Fund to help eliminate AIDS in Africa.
My favorite, Clothing: I own three (RED) shirts from the Gap to show my support for this cause (one of them pictured). I also gave many (RED) shirts as gifts last year. My children all own a (RED) shirt as well, but I noticed they don’t carry these items for children anymore.
Tunes: Select PRODUCT (RED) Special Edition iPod models and iTunes Gift Cards, and Apple give a portion of the purchase price to the Global Fund to help eliminate AIDS in Africa.
Cards: Hallmark offers a Product (RED) line of greeting cards.
Shoes: You can purchase some sweet Converse kicks that use canvas sourced from Africa with African designs.
Check out the Product Red website for more items. Buy (RED), save lives.
Today over 5000 people will die of AIDS. Our family lost a beloved member from AIDS years ago. Another determined family member volunteered for a year in South Africa counseling those with AIDS. People are afflicted near and far.
Are you wearing red today? I am!


Kim said...

Thanks for the heads-up on this, Kelly. I've seen so many pink items for breast cancer awareness, but I didn't know about the "Red" items that could be bought, with some of the profits going to the charity. That shirt is super cute!

sruble said...

Thanks for the link and for wearing red! It's a really important cause, and more people are affected by it than most people know. It seems like it's still something that's not talked about openly, which is too bad (although it's getting better). I'm going to check the website now to add my support.

BTW, the word verification has the word red in it too!

Gottawrite Girl said...

Great post, Kelly. Thanks for writing about this matter, and helping us all to be a bit more informed and motivated than we'd otherwise be!

Rena said...

Great post, Kelly, and cute top too.

C. Lee McKenzie said...

We've come a very long way, Kelly. Thanks for reminding us to continue with the message.

Kim Kasch said...

I'd never heard of Product Red. Thanks for sharing this info.

Plus, red looks really good on you.

keri mikulski :) said...

Definitely. Great cause.

adrienne said...

Thanks for the reminder - it's a great cause.
You look great in red!

Brenda said...

Thanks for sharing this info...This still seems like a "forbidden" subject for so many so it is great when people, like yourself, help others get past that...hugs...