Uniting people across the world to to fight HIV, to understand those living with HIV and to remember those who have died from illnesses related to AIDS. World AIDS Day is a moment to stop, reflect and act.
It’s estimated that more than 35 million people across the globe are living with HIV – AIDS today and that over 36 million people have died from illness related to HIV – AIDS. It’s a sobering thought and one that calls out to be remembered and kept in the light.
World AIDS Day is also an opportunity for business owners to show their support for the continuing fight around the world and quite possibly in your town and city to educate your customers about treatment, research and the rights of those with HIV – AIDS.
Join with other business owners during the week before, and the week after World AIDS Day. Offer your customers information and a chance to donate to national and international organizations. And while we all need to act with a measure of dignity when promoting World AIDS Day it’s ok to be upbeat and express gratitude to all those who have contributed to this day for over 30 years and to those who will follow in their compassionate footsteps.
Make sure you have sensibly vetted any organizations you are connected with before recommending to any friends or customers that they donate time or money. It’s unfortunate but at this time of year many creeps come out of the woodwork with scams.
World AIDS Day 2018 — December 1
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