Friday, December 01, 2006

World AIDS Day

ECWA Hospital in Jos, Nigeria is working with those affected by AIDS to find an end to the disease and educate those in Jos on the dangers of the disease.

Today is World AIDS Day -- a day to remember all those who have suffered from HIV/AIDS in the 25 years since it was first identified and a great day to take a moment to support everyone working to eradicate this deadly virus.
Today, there are about 40 million people living with HIV worldwide, and it is increasing in every region in the world. In Africa, it is the leading cause of death -- 5,500 Africans die each day from this insidious disease.
According to doctors at Parkland Hospital in Dallas, the hospital has seen over 5,000 patients with AIDS since their HIV Services program began in 2000.
Seventy-two patients were from Ellis County.
One effort that is making a difference is (RED), a company founded this year by Bono and Bobby Shriver. A percentage of the profits from each (RED) product sold is given to The Global Fund. Make your holiday giving count by purchasing (RED) products or from other organizations that are making a difference this year.

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