With the TWC JP vs. Somerville bar crawl approaching and only 8 rooms left for the Mount Snow #DestinationTakeover, TWC HQ decided to get into the holiday spirit. Introducing: Charity Gone Wild. It’s like a wet t-shirt contest pyramid scheme…except not at all. Not even a little.
Here’s how she works:
Until next Tuesday (12/11) at 3pm, every time you buy a ticket for the TWC bar crawl or ski trip, we will donate 10% of the proceeds to Fenway Health. And if we sell more than 20 tickets on any one day (this is where it gets “Gone Wild”), we’ll make it 15%.
Ready, set, buy/donate/go wild:
By: Chuck Colbert/TRT Reporter–
The number of new HIV infections the United States remains relatively stable, standing at about 50,000 people annually.
But HIV, the virus that causes AIDS, is on the rise among younger Americans under the age of 25.
In fact, too many youth in the United States continue to become infected with HIV. And few are tested.
Those are two key take away points from a new report out by the Atlanta-based Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, whose release was timed for World AIDS Day.
Specifically, young people between the ages of 13 and 24 in the U.S. account for more than a quarter of new HIV infections each year (26 percent) while 60 percent of these youth living with HIV are unaware they are infected, according to the CDC’s Vital Signs report, released on Tuesday, November 27. (More)
- Lead by example: get tested! Check out our calendar for walk-in testing hours at Fenway, or visit AIDS.gov to find an HIV testing site near you.
- Donate a tweet or status update to the cause. Share the importance of World AIDS Day with your social networks and encourage people to get tested. Tag World AIDS Day tweets with#wad2012. You can also share our infographics on Facebook and Tumblr to help educate your friends, family, and followers.
- Attend a World AIDS Day event. Fenway Health is hosting a free screening of How to Survive a Plague on December 4, 2012; and a coalition of organizations, including Fenway, are hosting the second annual World AIDS Day at the Massachusetts State House on December 5, 2012.
- Join a research study. You can be a part of future advances in HIV prevention, vaccine development, and treatment.
- Support HIV/AIDS research, advocacy, and care organizations. Support from the community—whether in donations or volunteer hours—can help prevent new infections, and improve the lives of those living with HIV/AIDS. At Fenway, a donation of just $25 helps us make and distribute 60 safer sex kits. $50 helps make 9 home deliveries of medication.
Thank you for your interest in supporting Fenway!
Anyone who wants to contribute to the work done by Fenway can make a donation online here. In addition to the big, red “Give Now” button, this page also has information on our fundraisers, being a corporate sponsor, and other ways to support our work like volunteering and in-kind donations.
Here are some services donations help Fenway Health provide:
- $10 helps pay for two bleach kits that can help prevent HIV transmission during drug use.
- $25 helps our outreach teams distribute 60 safer sex kits.
- $50 helps us make nine home deliveries of life-saving medication to elderly or homebound patients.
- $100 helps us perform 4 rapid HIV tests for high-risk individuals.
Again, thanks for your support!