Sunday, November 30, 2008
Fashion Ethic Gives Back on World AIDS Day
December 1st 2008 marks the 20th Anniversary of World AIDS Day. The day is meant not only for remembrance and awareness about the epidemic, but also to celebrate the progress which has been made.
One of the major issues is agencies' commitments toward providing universal access to HIV prevention, treatment, care and support by 2010. This is a vital promise, because drugs to manage AIDS may be readily available in Western countries, but had been quite difficult to find in developing countries, where the virus has ravaged entire towns. Progress has been made, along with increased education.
One of our favorite groups working to curb the spread of AIDS around the world is The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria. As of mid-2008, with the fund's resources...
1,750,000 million people are receiving antiretroviral treatment
46 million HIV counseling and testing sessions were conducted
2.8 million orphans were provided with medical services, education and community care
To help them do more, Fashion Ethic pledges 10% of the day's sales on Dec 1st toward The Global Fund. So please, today is the day to be just a little more "Fashionably Responsible".
SHOP the Sale at Fashion Ethic and support the cause NOW
LEARN more about the successes in battling the AIDS epidemic HERE
VISIT the website for The Global Fund HERE