Sunday, March 9, 2014

Debra SeS & 2014 Rock the Red Pump® (#RocktheRedPump) Campaign!



Red Pump Projectr
Save the DATE: March 10, 2014 ( and every March 10 hereafter!)

Do we need a reason to wear red pumps? Maybe and maybe not....
NOW, we have your attention, let's talk  about HIV/AIDS and its impact on women and girls.

On March 10, the United States will recognize National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (NWGHAAD).

Launched by the Office of Women’s Health, NWGHAAD is a nationwide observance that encourages people to take action in the fight against HIV/AIDS and raise awareness of its impact on women and girls.

Why is it important to learn as much as we can about HIV/AIDS?

HIV/AIDS in the United States
  • There are currently 1.1 million adults and adolescents in the United States living with HIV.
  • Approximately 1 in 6 people (15.8%) who are infected with HIV do not know that they have been infected
  • Top ten states with the highest rates HIV/AIDS diagnosis are California, New York, Florida, Texas, Illinois, New Jersey, Maryland, Pennsylvania, North Carolina, and Georgia
  • 1 in 139 women will be diagnosed with HIV/AIDS at some point within their life.
  • Every 47 minutes, a woman tests positive for HIV in the U.S.
  • The largest number of HIV/AIDS diagnoses during recent years was for women aged 15–39.
  • HIV/AIDS disproportionately affects minority women in the United States. According to the 2005 census, Black and Latina women represent 24% of all US women combined, but accounted for 82% of the estimated total of AIDS diagnoses for women in 2005.
  • There are 34,000 young people living with HIV/AIDS in the United States
  • There are 1,000 new HIV cases among youth every month
  • Youths accounted for 25% (12,200) of new HIV infections in 2010. Of these, 57% were among blacks/African Americans, 20% among Hispanics/Latinos, and 20% among whites
 These numbers are overwhelming. We must take action to provide safety and healthcare for anyone affected by HIV/AIDS.

simple things you can do.....

  • Wear Red Pumps (or shoes of any type!) to stand in solidarity with those affected by the epidemic.

This is  my picture from last year!

  • You can follow the Facebook page here: https://www.facebook.com/RedPumpProject
  • You can post on Instagram - Tell  why you #RocktheRedPump in 15 secs or less with an Instagram video. Tag the Instagram account (@RedPump) and use the hashtag!
  • Learn about it, talk about it

I ask you to join the 2014 Rock the Red Pump® (#RocktheRedPump) Campaign! I did in 2013 and I am back!!!