December 6, 2008

December 6, 2008

Thanks for joining me today. I hope you are having a great holiday season so far.

Here in Jacksonville, Florida we are just finishing up our World AIDS Week. All of the events were very well planned and I know how much hard work all the members of our World AIDS Week committee have been doing for the past year. Our chairperson this year was Chenita Williams and our co-chairperson was Zane Urbanski. So I would like to take the opportunity of personally thanking all of them for their dedication, heart and hard work.


Monday marked the 20th anniversary of World AIDS Day a day that inspires hope and leadership in the fight against HIV/AIDS. But we still have much left to do to eradicate HIV/AIDS from the globe.

We've made tremendous progress in the last two decades, but far too many children are still dying of HIV/AIDS. Please take a moment to tell Congress to support lifesaving HIV/AIDS programs for women, children, and families around the world.

HIV-positive mothers like Florence from South Africa are counting on you to speak out.

Florence was diagnosed with HIV soon after she gave birth to her daughter, Nomthunzi. Sadly, without access to medicines to fight AIDS, Nomthunzi died when she was five months old. But years later, thanks to services that prevent mother to child transmission of HIV, Florence was able to give birth to an HIV negative son, Alex, who is now an active, healthy two year old.

Today there are medicines to help children who are HIV positive live strong and healthy lives. But we need more stories of hope in the fight against HIV/AIDS.

Let us celebrate the progress we have made over the past two decades, and bring hope to women and children around the globe. Help us step up the fight against global HIV/AIDS today and make women and children a priority.

By clicking on the link below you will be taken to the petition to add your name.

Thanks for taking action and helping to save lives!

Wishing you health, hope and happiness.

Big bear hug,

Daddy Dab