The Red Pump Project, /www.theredpumpproject.com, was founded a year ago on March 10, 2009 by 2 female bloggers, Karyn Brianne (thefabulousgiver.com) and Luvvie (www.awesomelyluvvie.com). The goal was to raise awareness amongst fellow bloggers about National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (NWGHAAD) that occurs annually on March 10. They are looking for people who would like to serve as local ambassadors. As of now, there are 30 ambassadors in 20 cities across the United States (see www.theredpumpproject.com/2009/06/red-pump-ambassadors). In the state of Ohio, there is only an ambassador in Cincinnati leaving the rest of Ohio’s cities, like here in Columbus, still in need of ambassadors.
Some of The Red Pump Project ambassador responsibilities include:
- Reaching out to local bloggers to place the “Rock the Red Pump” widget on their blogs to show support
- Organizing a happy hour or similar gathering on March 10 for NWGHAAD (see event list at the bottom for potential opportunity to partner)
- Identify local agencies in your city focused on HIV/AIDS- particularly for women and girls
- Host a fundraising event on December 1 for World AIDS Day
Sound interesting to you? Email [email protected] to become an ambassador or to get more information. Also see visit The Red Pump Project’s website, www.theredpumpproject.com, where you can read more about the project, get the code to sport your own “Rock the Red Pump” logo on your blog, find out about events in your area, and more.
Also, the Federal Goverment has a website dedicated to NWGHAAD www.womenshealth.gov/NWGHAAD. On the site you will find even more resources. From my quick events search, I learned about the following local and regional events:
March 6, 2010
4th Annual Confererence: Healthy Relationships for Mothers, Daughters, and Grandmothers, too!
March 8-10, 2010
East Cleveland Ohio
HIV/AIDS Prevention Poster Contest
March 10, 2010
National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day Program: Women and Girls have the ‘Magic Touch’
(great opportunity to partner if you decide to become a Red Pump Ambassador!)
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