Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Hot Topic: World's AIDS Day

Today is World's AIDS Day. You remember AIDS, right? That disease that scared a generation into practicing safe sex.

Remember when CNN showed stories about Ryan White, Magic Johnson and how to stem the AIDS tide instead of YouTube videos of cats peeing?

Remember the vigils, the fear, the hopelessness?

I do. I remember.

Even though football players won't be wearing red this Sunday and KitchenAid isn't making commemorative mixer - AIDS is still a huge burden here. Maybe we can forget about it because it takes place more in Sub-Sahara Africa than it does in suburbia.

But on this day we should remember. We should care. We should do something.

Maybe pray for the 33 million people battling this disease including two million children under the age of fifteen.
Maybe send money to organizations searching for a cure or a vaccine or providing comfort.
Maybe educate yourself on what is the current status of the fight against AIDS worldwide.
Maybe remind someone that AIDS still exists and lasts far longer than a one night stand.
Maybe just click on the Light for Rights banner up there on the left side of this page to see what other people are doing to remember.

1 comment:

  1. Thank you for posting this. It always makes me so sad when World AIDS Day passes with barely a mention from the national media. It's still a problem, it's still killing people, and it's still an unnecessary disease. Thank you again for highlighting this.