The Red Pump Project! Wear Your Red Pumps!
I hope your day is beautiful! It is GORGEOUS today in Atlanta! I apologize for the delayed post, but we have had a family emergency and it has been a little crazy. But Life is Beautiful and God is Good. Today is National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day and I am participating in the Red Pump Project. The Red Pump Project is an ongoing effort and resource for HIV/AIDS and its effect on women. Here are a few statistics:
1. Number of new HIV infections, 2006: 56,300
2. Number of people living with HIV/AIDS: 1.1 million, including more than 468,000 with AIDS
3. Number of AIDS deaths since beginning of epidemic: 583,298, including 14,561 in 2007
4. Percent of people infected with HIV who don’t know it: 21%
Young girls and women need to protect themselves against this deadly disease by ALWAYS having protected sex (regardless if your mate is heterosexual or not). Remember this is a life or death situation.
In support of this project, please wear your red pumps or if you do not have red pump, wear a super cute red accessory :scarf, shades, necklace, purse, etc!