When you open your 2010 calendar, turn to May 7 to jot down the inaugural Shades4AIDS day.

Don sunglasses and make a gold coin donation on the day to help raise money for the Hope for Cambodian Children group — a charity that aims to stop mother-to-child transmission of HIV.

“With a simple dose of medication costing only $4.50, an HIV-positive mother can give birth to a healthy, HIV-negative baby,” a spokeswoman for the Shades4AIDS organisers said.

“Donations help cover the cost of administering this medication, as well as the pathology needed for HIV diagnosis, baby formula, bottles and education to help HIV-positive mothers raise healthy babies.”

Money also goes towards the charity’s orphanage for children whose lives have been affected by HIV/AIDS.

To participate, register with the Shades4AIDS website and collect money on the day.
info: Visit www.shades4aids.org

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