Friday, May 30, 2008

American Foundation for Children with AIDS Referenced in What Matters by David Elliot Cohen

We were so thrilled to be informed that the American Foundation for Children with AIDS will be listed as reference in the "What You Can Do" section of David Elliot Cohen's new book titled What Matters. We are absolutely honored and grateful to be included in this book, and we look forward to many more kids having life because of the inclusion.

David Elliot Cohen is the author of The Day in the Life and America 24/7 photo book series. His new book What Matters will be published by the Sterling Publishing division of Barnes & Noble on September 2nd, 2008.

What Matters contains 18 searing, socially conscious photo essays by the great photojournalists of our generation including James Nachtwey and Sebastiao Salgado. These essays, shot over the course of years, address the essential issues of our time. Each photo-essay is accompanied by a passionate, polemical essay written by such well known experts such as Jeffrey Sachs (The End of Poverty), Samantha Power (Pulitzer Prize winner for A Problem From Hell: America in the Age of Genocide), and Bill McKibben (The End of Nature). The purpose of the What Matters project is:

• to use superior photography and prose to highlight and provoke discussion of essential global issues in various media,
• to inspire social action; and
• to provide readers with resources they can utilize to help create social change.

We encourage all of you to visit the book's website.
You can also download the book at

Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Climb Up So Kids Can Grow Up Posters!

We have some posters for this year's Climb event!

Please click here to download a poster. Hang it up anyplace anyone might see it.

Last year's Climb Up So Kids Can Grow Up event was a great success. Hikers, bikers and staircase climbers across the U.S. literally climbed to the rescue and reached incredible heights to raise over $14,500 for a common goal: to save the lives of children affected by AIDS. The money raised gave 38 children daily life-saving medicine for an entire year.

Here's a video of some of the kids the AFCA programs help. They're so cute!

For anyone interested in participating in this year's Climb Up So Kids Can Grow Up event, mark your calendars for September 20 and 21. Then please click here to learn more or to register. REMEMBER: You don't have to climb a rock!! You can walk around your living room if you want to!!