Wednesday, December 1, 2010


Did you hear about World AIDS Day and celebrities' efforts for it?

Kim Kardashian is dead. Digitally dead, that is. is a website dedicated to raising money to save a child with AIDS by having celebrities "die" and encouraging fans to donate a minimum of $10 to bring them back to life.

Celebrities on Twitter who have proclaimed themselves dead include Lady GaGa, Alicia Keys, Khloe Kardashian, Usher, Justin Timberlake, Jennifer Hudson and many more.
Buylife's goal is to raise $1,000,000.

As of right now, fans have donated $60,988.

Once you go to the website you can find the celebrity you would like to "save", or donate for, and you can watch their last Tweets and testament.

There are 33 million people living with HIV/AIDS worldwide, with 1.1 million of those being American. An estimated 20% of Americans who are infected with the disease are unaware they have it. (HINT: GET TESTED TODAY)

Governments, NGOs and Bono's RED campaign kicked off World AIDS Day campaigns a day early: RED started in Sydney by making all of the lights in the harbor red. Across 13 countries, the group of will be dressing more than 80 iconic landmarks in red.

Other efforts around the world:

  •  People dressed up as condoms in Lima yesterday holding signs that read "Responsible love = condom"
  • Starbucks workers (in our very own Carrier Library!) wearing red, ( Starbucks ) aprons

Visit World AIDS Day's official website for more information, including real stories, merchandise, latest news, twitter updates and ways to donate or "do something."

Now ya heard, spread the word.

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