bitches get stitches world aids day project – take two

December 1, 2012

sorry but the giveaway is now closed! but even though entries are no longer being accepted, if you still want to make a donation, please go here and then send me an email so i can add it to the grand total

thanks to everyone who helped me out.
this was amazing.
now, to bed!

(results will be posted tomorrow)

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today is world aids day.

here are some statistics about hiv & aids:

-33.4 million people are currently living with hiv/aids.

-more than 25 million people have died of aids worldwide since the first cases were reported in 1981.

-in the united states, more than one million people are living with hiv.

-and 1 in 5 (20%) of people living with hiv is unaware of their infection.

it’s that last one that i find scary and unacceptable, and why places like the lansing area aids network are so important. they provide free, confidential testing with results in 20 minutes and provide resources for people with hiv that have nowhere else to go.

last year, my last-minute, hair-brained idea turned into a real live fundraiser that raised nearly $5000 dollars for my former local hiv testing center, the pittsburgh aids task force. if my little voice on the internet could get people to be so generous, how could i not try again this year?

and so i give you
the bitches get stitches world aids day project – take two
bitch_stitch_aids3_revG

with the help of many generous sponsors,
i have a total of 39 prizes to give away to you, my lovelies,
in order to help raise money for the lansing area aids network.
every $40 we raise means one more person can find out their hiv status in a safe, confidential, and professional environment at no cost to them.

wanna to help me out?
and get your hands on this loot?

the how:
1. click this link to visit the lansing area aids network website and make a donation via paypal. the suggested minimum donation is $40, the cost of one rapid hiv test. however, i know $40 is a lot money for a lot of people (myself included). since i don’t want to discourage anyone from making a donation they can afford, all donations will be accepted, even if it’s only $1.

2. shoot me an email at bgsworldaidsdayproject@gmail.com to let me know you made a donation and the amount you donated (just so i can tally the total). the details of your personal information and donation amount will be kept completely confidential.

3. winners will be chosen at random. it could be you!

the fine bold print:
*entries will only be accepted on world aids day itself (dec 1st)! this means 12:00am – 11:59pm is your 24 hour window to make a donation and send me an email to be entered to win some loot. i’m in the eastern standard time zone here people, so my giveaway is too!

sound like a plan?

donate bitches!

p.s. see that share button below? use it!

12 Responses to “bitches get stitches world aids day project – take two”

  1. Julie Says:

    Best of luck for your project! I’ve simulblogged and donated. Such wonderful prizes. I’m proud to know you, Steven.

  2. misa Says:

    Donated, tweeted, facebooked.


  3. Chawnee sent me over.. Donated, I did.

  4. mimers66 Says:

    You rock Steve! Made my donation. May a life be saved from it!

  5. Jan Prewitt Says:

    I just donated to the East Lansing project and plan to send a check today to my local AIDS organization, the Cascade AIDS Project. Thank you.


  6. […] knitting pal,  Steven Ambrose,  has organized a fundraiser today to benefit the Lansing Area Aids Network, which provides a full range of services to HIV-positive […]

  7. Cher Says:

    donation sent, linked to fb, email to you..thanks for this giving opportunity


  8. Donated, Facebooked and Tweeted…email sent too! Thanks and good luck!

  9. Sally at Rivendale Farms Says:

    Shared! I hope this year is even more amazing than last year!


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