To publicize National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (which is tomorrow, March 10th), two women, Karyn of The Fabulous Giver and Luvvie of Awesomely Luvvie, came up with the idea of the Red Pump Project. The concept is simple: Rock the Red Pump on your blog to represent the strength and courage of women fighting HIV/AIDS or affected by the disease both directly and indirectly. By inserting their logo on your blog, you help to spread the word about this worthy cause.
The Red Pump Project wants people to be informed and to take action. While progress has definitely been made in the areas of AIDS prevention and treatment (note that there is no cure), women still represent 27% of all new AIDS diagnoses, with African-American women accounting for 66% of that total. (That’s just in America. In Africa, AIDS strikes far more women than men: 75% of all Africans between the ages of 15 and 24 who are HIV-positive are women.*)
To sign up for future information and/or get a widget to put on your blog, go here.
* Source here.