Every Dec 1st two things come to mind when I awaken…

The AIDS crisis and the Montreal Massacre (Dec 6 ’89) and I just can’t help it.

And I believe its a good thing as neither one should ever be forgotten.
Its world AIDS Day and HIV/AIDS Awareness week in Canada.
I remember the years before this horrible disease was discovered and changed our lives forever. I was just reading that there are 34 million people in the world living with HIV and that 80% do not have access to treatment.Thats so tragic.The numbers of people here in Canada (and everywhere else) continues to rise.

Apparently most teens believe that there is a cure for HIV…and of course there is not. More reason to educate our children is that: According to the Canadian Foundation for AIDS Research (“CANFAR”): “A quarter of Canadians with HIV are not aware of their infection and young adults (aged 15-29) account for approximately 26 per cent of all people diagnosed with HIV in Canada.”

**Don’t forget The Shanti Uganda Society **and all they do in the fight against HIV/AIDS.

Shanti’s Mission statement is:
“The Shanti Uganda Society improves infant and maternal health, provides safe women-centred care and supports the well-being of birthing mothers and women living with HIV/AIDS in Uganda.” and helping is so easy and the ways are countless.
click here for more info.

One last note is that ALL Vancouver Whole Foods locations will be donating 5% of their net sales today to Aids Vancouver Grocery! Click here for more info on that.
Have a FAB day friends and Happy December! Hard to believe its here already.

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