Thursday, December 01, 2005

Keep The Promise



Today is World AIDS Day.

40 million people are infected with HIV/AIDS worldwide. The disease is spreading- 3 million people just this year were newly infected. You can be a part of the solution. Don't just wear the ribbon. Get educated. Share what you learn with other people. Speak up. Speak out. Donate money. Volunteer in your community. Make a difference in people's lives. Believe me, it matters.

I have watched people die from AIDS and seen them suffer with AIDS-related illnesses- the dementia, the cancers, the fatigue and depression. Today we not only remember those who have died but those who live bravely every day with HIV/AIDS. They are our friends, our brothers, our daughters, our teachers.

Keep the Promise. Spread the word.

13 comments:

Mikey said...

Thank you

Sizzle said...

thanks for being one of my teachers mikey.

xo sizz

Lizzie said...

thanks for posting this and reminding us that we all can and should be doing something.

Kris said...

Reminders can never hurt us.

ocg said...

Thank you Ms. Super Star Sizz... I volunteered in an AIDS hospice home a couple of years ago...

I appreciate what you are doing... so do they.

Nihilistic said...

:)

almost there said...

Thank you ...... I had 2 uncles who died from AIDS

The Zombie Lama said...

Nice post.

Bill said...

Thanks for the reminder. Let me throw out my own reminder/heads up ...

Through World Vision you can sponsor a Hope Child. This, I gather, is the usual sponsorship but with additional "... assistance to help save her generation from the HIV/AIDS crisis."

World Vision fis here. Or, if you're in Canada, it's here.

Well, I don't usually plug things but this seemed an appropriate time and place. There are lots of other organizations you can do things with too, if for some reason you're not partial to this one.

Melissa said...

I hope everything turned out well Ms. Sizz. If the folks who dumped all this off on you forget to tell you today, thank you. You do beautiful things every day.

Her Daddy's Eyes said...

Wow! Thank you for educating me! You're awesome!

Neil said...

Thank you for all your great work.

sue said...

Thank you for all you do, Siz... you make us all stop and think and try to do better.