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A Wayfarer is a person who is traveling, a particular place, a circumstance, a stage of life, etc. Let's walk the road of adoption together. The journey is so much better with company!
Much of this information is useful for any adoption, but this blog is designed to be a
I hope this blog will be helpful to you in your adoption whether you are considering, waiting or home. I started this blog when we were adopting and found there was next to nothing on the web in any orderly manner. I set about to collect information for myself and then for others. Now, there are more sites for resources, but still not much that brings it all together. I hope this blog will serve as a sort of clearing house for Ethiopian Adoption Information. Please feel free to contribute your knowledge through commenting.
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Wednesday, November 30, 2011

World AIDS Day


WORLD AIDS DAY IS DECEMBER 1! Rally your friends, neighbors and colleagues to "Ditch Your Ride" for a day to remind the rest of your community that AIDS is still an issue. Here's how:

  1. INVITE YOUR PEOPLE. Gather your circle of friends to watch the One Campaign's Lazarus Effect and discuss how access to healthcare can affect someone living with HIV/AIDS.
  2. DITCH YOUR RIDE. On Thursday, December 1, WORLD AIDS DAY, find another way to get to work, to school, to your appointments. When your boss, teacher, or doctor asks why you're late, take the opportunity to remind them about World AIDS Day and universal access to ARVs.
  3. SHARE YOUR STORY. Tweet it (#ditchyourride), Facebook it, or Shoot it and Upload it. (To help us find it, name your masterpieces "Ditched My Ride for World AIDS Day"). With your own spin, share with us (and the rest of your circle) how you did your part to remind your community that AIDS is still an issue and universal access to healthcare by 2015 is still possible.
Get information about how SIM is dealing with access to healthcare and find other resources right here.
SIM has ministered in the context of AIDS for over a decade through the flagship initiative called HOPE for AIDS. HOPE for AIDS is a family of more than 40 projects spanning 12 countries. Our vision is to build capacity in local communities to empower them to deal with AIDS in the most effective way in each culture. The majority of the work is done through the remarkable time and commitment of the nearly 2,000 local volunteers—a number which bears witness to the profound desire of ordinary people to be the hands and feet and voice of Christ to suffering neighbors.

So check out HOPE for AIDS online and our blog, find us on Facebook and Twitter (@hope4aids), and prepare to DITCH YOUR RIDE for one day!

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