Monday, October 18, 2010

Parents Weekend Cheat Sheet

This Friday, Dance Marathon will be in the GSU Ziskind Lounge for Parents Weekend check-in! We have a ton of exciting activities going on that you certainly won't want to miss such as a fun informational video with a response board, a map showing the status of HIV/AIDS worldwide, and a trivia game. If you make it to check-in with your parents, read up on some of the basic DM info below. Then, maybe you can win a prize for Mom and Dad!
  • Dance Marathon raises money for pediatric HIV/AIDS research and education.
  • We dance for 18 hours.
  • The HIV/AIDS ribbon is red.
  • Elizabeth Glaser founded the Elisabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation (EGPAF) after contracting HIV in 1981 from a blood transfusion and unknowingly passing the disease along to her son and daughter.
  • EGPAF has more treatment and prevention sites in Africa than on any other continent.
  • Basketball star Magic Johnson credits Elizabeth Glaser for encourging him to speak out about HIV.
  • Children infected and affected by HIV/AIDS don't pay anything to attend Camp Heartland. It costs the camp, however, $3,000 in fundraiser per camper.
  • The United Nations has designated "fight global HIV/AIDS" as one of its Millenium Development Goals. There will be a special discussion about the Millenium Development Goals for Parents Weekend from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. on Friday at the GSU.
Parents Weekend check-in will take place at the GSU at 775 Commonwealth Ave in the Ziskind Lounge on the 2nd floor this Friday from 11am to 7 p.m. Have fun with your parents this weekend!

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