Today is World Autism Awareness Day. Help us give a voice to the millions of people with Autism worldwide by sharing Temple Grandin’s inspiring message!
Check out the video above, of Keep A Breast founder Shaney Jo Darden and her mother Nancy, showing us all how being a lover AND a fighter can help inspire change!
“Autism is not limited to a single region or country; it is a worldwide challenge that requires global action.” #worldautismawareness (Taken with instagram)
It is bad enough that people are dying of AIDS, but no one should die of ignorance.
As the first of December, today is also World AIDS Day, an opportunity for people all over the world to unite in the fight against HIV, show their support for people living with HIV and to commemorate people who have died. As the first ever global health day, World AIDS Day promotes learning the facts about this destructive pandemic, and putting that knowledge into action. Although this is a day to advocate for AIDS awareness, it is important to remember that the fight against this disease never stops. (Source: http://www.worldaidsday.org/)
Elizabeth Taylor was extremely well-known for her tireless activism against HIV, and her charitable legacy continues to live on through the Elizabeth Taylor AIDS Foundation. To honor her memory, and raise funds for her cause, bidding is now open for the Elizabeth Taylor AIDS Foundation Online Auction.
Great article from the Huffington Post about Lifetime’s new film focusing on the impact of breast cancer. Read an excerpt, below:
Since 1994, Lifetime Television has been a leader in promoting awareness and activism around the issue of breast cancer. Combining advocacy work with the medium of television, they have reached out to their viewership with the goal of informing and galvanizing them. On October 10, they will present the film FIVE, a set of interrelated stories anchored by one main character, “Pearl”—who is seen first as a child and then as an adult (Jeanne Tripplehorn).
The project has garnered top tier talent on both sides of the camera. Executive Producers include Jennifer Aniston, Marta Kauffman, Paula Wagner, and Kristin Hahn. Helming the director’s chairs are Demi Moore,Alicia Keyes, Patty Jenkins, Penelope Spheeris—and Aniston. Participating actors cover the generational continuum, from Bob Newhart portraying a doctor, toRosario Dawson as an independent career woman. Patricia Clarkson, well known in the indie film sphere, brings edginess to her character “Mia,” in a tale that combines caustic humor with hope and redemption.
Getting through the “fear of asking questions, stimulating research dollars, and bringing the issues to light,” were core objectives enumerated by [Executive Producer] Hahn. “We all know someone who has been impacted,” she said. “It’s more than an epidemic.”
Getting through the “fear of asking questions, stimulating research dollars, and bringing the issues to light,” were core objectives enumerated by [Executive Producer] Hahn. “We all know someone who has been impacted,” she said. “It’s more than an epidemic.”For the rest of this article, click here.
To honor the 10th anniversary of September 11th, we have partnered with prominent 9/11-focused charitable organizations to raise funds through a dedicated auction, United For Our Future: 9/11 Ten Years Later, as we build for our future.
Participating charities include: Tuesday’s Children, FDNY Foundation, Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation, World Cares Center, Families of September 11, Voices of September 11, September 11 Education Trust, and more
To help these causes, bidding is open at http://www.charitybuzz.com/auctions/911remembrance/