Do you know about (RED)? It was founded back in 2006 by Bono and Bobby Shriver, but maybe you haven’t heard, or don’t know about (RED).
(RED) unites businesses and people to help provide the money needed in the fight against AIDS.
“In more than 30 years, AIDS – which is preventable and treatable – has killed more than 36 million people. Today, of the 35 million people in the world living with HIV, 9.7 million have access to life-saving treatment that costs as little as 40 cents a day. While this is incredible progress, we’ve still got a lot of work to do to ensure that all those who need medication have access to it.
Because of the progress made in the fight against AIDS, the world is now on the cusp of an incredible possibility – the virtual elimination of HIV transmission from moms to their babies by 2015. Every day 700 babies are born with HIV. Yet with access to antiretroviral treatment, we can prevent the transmission of the virus from moms to babies. Without it, 50% of babies will die before their second birthday.”
I’ve joined the fight against AIDS and wanted to share with you what (RED) is as I’m sure there are still those of you that have seen the logo, but were unsure, or maybe just unsure of how to help.