Proof Positivity: Healthy Food

me2I saw something very interesting this morning on The Today Show.  I saw health food or rather Richard Shripponsfood getting healthy.  No, really.  I saw a shrimp getting a workout on a treadmill.  Since I only watch 45 minutes of news I missed what it was all about.  I couldn’t help but laugh and I thought hey that’s positive.  Now, if the shrimp looked like Richard Simmons that would really be something.   Nothing wrong with getting a little physically fit before you hit someones plate.   So, now you’ve discovered me. I do have a sense of humor.  I’m not all community service I’m only human.  My sense of humor is part of that. 

I think having a sense of humor helps to keep me positive.  There are times when you need to keep your mouth shut and humor isn’t appropriate,  not a problem for me.    Laughter is good for your health.  So, if you’re coming to this blog for the first time feel free to laugh or smile.  Take a load off, voice your opinion.  When you leave a valid comment I do comment back and if you are unfamiliar to me I do visit your site.  I love talking so don’t be suprised if before too long there’s a conversation.  The only stipualation is I think you can only leave a link to your blog once or my spam catcher will get you.

 

$2.5 Million Raised For AIDS Prevention

 

136  A new grant program from the M*A*C AIDS Fund has gifted $2.5 million to fight HIV and AIDS in South Africa.  The grant will go to UNICEF South Africa and Nurturing Orphans of AIDS for Humanity (NOAH) to fund testing and treatment for pregnant women and strengthen the community infrastructure to care for children orphaned by AIDS.

“It is our responsibility as a global company to invest in integrated and sustainable HIV/AIDS initiatives and programs,” said Nancy Mahon, Senior Vice President of M*A*C Cosmetics and Executive Director of the M*A*C AIDS Fund.  “This collaboration will have a significant impact on addressing the alarming and rising rates of HIV/AIDS in South Africa, working in partnership with two important local grassroots organizations that are on the frontlines and have a deep and vast understanding of the issue.”

The new M*A*C AIDS Fund grant will provide $2 million to UNICEF to give HIV testing and treatment to pregnant women and to children in the provinces of Kwazulu Natal, North West and Limpopo.

The $500,000 grant to NOAH will help provide basic needs and services for AIDS orphans, with a population total around  1.4 million in South Africa where adoption rates are down nearly 13 percent from last year.  NOAH’s 107 community “Arks” will provide food, clothing and basic health, hygiene and sanitation supplies for an estimated 5,000 children.

“The partnership between UNICEF and the M*A*C AIDS Fund will help improve access to treatment for mothers and children as these services will be brought closer to where those in greatest need reside, in rural and remote areas,” said Ngashi Ngongo, UNICEF Chief of Health in South Africa.  “This initiative will help reduce the number of new HIV infections in children, keep mothers alive and reduce the number of orphans.”

 

Subaru ‘Shares the Love’

Subaru of America, Inc.  announced a  marketing campaign based on the love Subaru owners have for their vehicles and their desire to help worthy causes.  Called “Share the Love”, the campaign will run from November 24 to January 2 and will allow  new Subaru vehicle customers to select one of five charities to receive a $250 donation from Subaru of America, following the purchase or lease of a new Subaru vehicle.

Extending the automaker’s, “Love. It’s What Makes a Subaru, a Subaru” campaign, the program is expected to raise up to $5 million for the charities during its duration.  The five charities participating in the program are; Boys & Girls Clubs of America, Habitat for Humanity International, Meals On Wheels Association of America, the National Wildlife Federation (NWF) and The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA). 

Kevin Mayer, director of marketing communications for Subaru of America, said, “We wanted to create a program that not only stands out from the crowd, but is also relevant to our customer’s value system – that of giving back to the community.  The program is also timely in that many charities are feeling the effects of the recent economic troubles. So we are pleased to be helping charities during this difficult period.”

 

PR Newswire

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