Thursday, January 19, 2012

Rockin' the Red Pump

We urge all bloggers and everyone to join us in the Rock the Red Pump campaign this year.  They are now in their 4th year and have made incredible strides in raising awareness for Women and Girls affected by HIV/AIDS.

The Red Pump Project  raises awareness about the impact of HIV/AIDS on women and girls. Our mission is to promote HIV prevention through education, and open dialogue about the issues that surround sexual and reproductive health. We do work online and on the ground to motivate action and encourage dialogue about the effects of the disease.

Founded in March 2009 by Luvvie Ajayi and Karyn Watkins, Red Pump believes that if HIV affects one, it affects us all. We use the red shoe as a symbol of empowerment to represent the strength and courage of women infected and affected by HIV/AIDS. The incorporation of fashion into the message of HIV prevention is our contribution as we hope to show that Awareness is Always in Style!™. 

National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day is March 10th every year, and there’s a whole lot of talking and educating happening all over the country in honor. That’s how The Red Pump Project was born… Out of our desire to get conversation started on the issue of HIV/AIDS and ask others to do the same. So we put out a call for bloggers to “Rock the Red Pump™.”(thanks ladies for letting me borrow from your web site :)

Here's how YOU can help too:

  •  Sign up to "Rock the Red Pump" and embed one of our five custom badges in the sidebar of your website and/or blog.
  • Dedicate a post to the important issue of HIV/AIDS and women on March 9, 2012 (We're choosing to paint blogosphere FIERCE on this day because March 10 is a Saturday this year). Need some statistics to get started? Check out our HIV/AIDS 101 page.
  • Participate in our weekly #RedPumpDiaries Twitter discussions on a variety of important sexual health topics
  • Snap a photo in your favorite pair of red shoes and share with us via our Facebook page, Twitter, and/or Tumblr.
  • Spread the word and tell a friend!

So don't wait and SIGN UP today and help spread the word about this wonderful organization. 

Live life well and ENJOY!!


1 comment:

  1. Nice blog!
    would you mind following each other on bloglovin? :)

    /Malin @