Thursday, March 10, 2011

Rock The Red Pump ™

I'm taking part in the Rock The Red Pump ™ campaign today to help spread awareness. HIV is a serious disease that often is not talked about and I believe we need to change that so the next generation of women can change these statistics.

Every 35 minutes, a woman tests positive for HIV in the United States. Though much progress has been made in the areas of HIV/AIDS prevention and treatment, women still represent 27 percent of all new AIDS diagnoses, with African-American women making up an overwhelming 66 percent of that number. In 2006, teen girls represented 39% of AIDS cases reported among 13–19 year-olds. Black teens represented 69% of cases reported among 13–19 year-olds; Latino teens represented 19%. These startling statistics are the driving force behind Red Pump's message. - Red Pump Project Co - Founders

So I am joining in and rocking my red pumps today! Will you join me?


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