Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation Celebrates World AIDS Day 2013

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Offices in the United States, Europe, and Africa will host events to commemorate World AIDS Day

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The Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation (EGPAF) will today begin commemorative events to celebrate World AIDS Day, which will take place on December 1, 2013. EGPAF offices in the United States, Europe, and Africa will host a variety of awareness and fundraising activities to celebrate efforts to eliminate pediatric HIV/AIDS worldwide. Activities include:

  •     Launch of a global infographic to highlight the success of prevention of mother-to-child transmission (PMTCT) of HIV efforts worldwide. Since the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEFPAR)’s (pepfar.gov) inception in 2003, more than 1 million babies have been born HIV-free. EGPAF and its affiliate-supported programs are responsible for nearly 25 percent of these averted infections.
  •     This year marks EGPAF’s 25th anniversary and to commemorate this occasion, EGPAF is asking supporters to share his or her own personal connection to the global fight against AIDS with EGPAF. Share your connection.
  •     In addition to its activities in the United States, EGPAF’s offices in Geneva and 13 countries in Africa will each celebrate World AIDs Day 2013 in its own unique way, including HIV testing campaigns, journalist briefings, awareness posters, celebratory community events, and much more. To learn more about all of our in-country activities, visit pedaids.org/blog.
  •     Join EGPAF’s World AIDS Day Thunderclap to unite with thousands of people worldwide as they shout out loud for an AIDS-free generation on December 1, 2013.
  •     Also on December 1, Sprinkles Cupcakes will donate 100 percent of the purchase price of every delectable Red Ribbon Cupcake to EGPAF's mission. Find your nearest Sprinkles and indulge (with purpose)!
  •     Join EGPAF team members from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, November 30, 2013 at DC Brau Brewing Company (dcbrau.com) in Washington, D.C. to celebrate Growler Hours and learn more about EGPAF’s work. Ten percent of the proceeds from the day’s on-site sales will benefit EGPAF.
  •     Give Positively: EGPAF is partnering with several organizations, including BowTie Cause, United Airlines, Ali’s Collection, and Intimalena throughout the holiday season to support efforts to eliminate pediatric HIV. Learn more and give a gift that will give back this holiday season!

“The variety of EGPAF-global events and activities to commemorate World AIDS 2013 shows how we are reaching mothers, children, and families worldwide,” said Charles Lyons, EGPAF president and CEO. “Each day more than 700 babies are born HIV-positive and without treatment 80 percent of these children will die before their fifth birthday. EGPAF provides millions of women and their families with access to medications to prevent the transmission of HIV. We will not rest until we see the end of pediatric HIV.”

Join EGPAF this World AIDS Day as we get closer than ever before to achieving an AIDS-free generation.

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About the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation (EGPAF)

EGPAF is a global leader in the fight against pediatric HIV/AIDS, and has reached more than 17 million women with services to prevent transmission of HIV to their babies. It currently supports more than 6,800 sites in 15 countries to implement prevention, care, and treatment services; to further advance innovative research; and to execute global advocacy activities that bring dramatic change to the lives of millions of women, children, and families worldwide. For more information, visit pedaids.org.

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