Monday, March 7, 2011

The Red Pump Project


Every 35 minutes, a woman tests positive for HIV in the United States.

My daughter, who works for the Columbus AIDS Task Force, asked me to write this post. She is concerned that the continued growth of AIDS among women is under-recognized, under-funded and under-treated.

To show you just how serious I am about this, I actually wore red pumps to work today.

In case you don't understand the significance of that, one of the reasons I married Old Dog is because he's precisely my height and I knew if I married a man no taller than myself that I'd never be pestered into wearing high heels. Well, that plus he's totally adorable.

So here I am, posting their badge on my blog AND tromping my little-old-lady feet all over campus in my red pumps to make a statement.

So please check it out.

7 comments:

Marinka said...

You're awesome. Thanks for telling us about this.

Q said...

Ditto what Marinka said,,,staggering statistics I was not aware of. Brilliant to get the word out.

King of New York Hacks said...

Will be passing the word on here in the NYC today, women who get hiv really flies under the radar,,,thanks to you and your daughter, people will be more aware. Peace.

K said...

Rock it girl!

(Have posted the badge at my place too.)

Have a great day.

Nezzy said...

Wow, I knew the stats were high but I had no idea!!!

Thanks for sharin' your awareness sweetie!

God bless ya and have a great day! :o)

Debbie said...

I would agree that it is not getting the attention it deserved. I did not realize the stats were that high.

Rachel Cotterill said...

I shall check it out :)

Also... *that's* what you call a 'pump'? Pumps here are flat gym-shoes...

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