"The AIDS pandemic will be halted when we assert that the current
situation is intolerable and the solutions are within our grasp. Be
part of the answer.
Please, give a day."
Dr. Jane Philpott, Founder of Give A Day
TORONTO, Nov. 15, 2011 /CNW/ - In support of The Stephen Lewis
Foundation and Dignitas International, Give a Day celebrates its 8th year. A simple yet powerful way to make a real difference in the
struggle against AIDS in Africa, the Give a Day initiative encourages Canadians to respond to the HIV/AIDS pandemic by
giving one day's pay on World AIDS Day, December 1, to either The
Stephen Lewis Foundation or Dignitas International or both. To date,
Canadians have raised over $3,000,000 through Give a Day.
2011 Give a Day Campaign
The 2011 campaign is well underway. This year, ten law firms, hundreds
of articling students, healthcare professionals from more than twelve
hospitals, and several communities are running Give a Day events.
How it Works
Give a Day recommends participants donate to two excellent recipient
organizations: the Stephen Lewis Foundation (www.stephenlewisfoundation.org) which provides funding to grassroots organizations that are turning
the tide of HIV/AIDS in Africa, and/or Dignitas International (www.dignitasinternational.org), a medical humanitarian organization working to increase access to
life-saving treatment and prevention.
The money raised helps keep children in school where both nutrition and
education are provided; helps provide community support for those
attempting to deal with the tremendous losses they've suffered; and
provides treatment, care and support to children and adults who are
dealing with HIV/AIDS in Africa on a daily basis.
What You Can Do
Host a Give a Day Harambee: "a party with a purpose" to raise funds and
awareness about HIV/AIDS. Make it a fun theme party or just because!
Join the challenge and donate a day's pay !
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