World AIDS Day

Today is World AIDS Day...

In 2009, 33.3 million people were living with HIV. There were 206 million new infections and 1.8 million AIDS-related deaths.

370,000 children were born with HIV and 16.6 million children (ages 0-17) lost their parents due to HIV. There were 2.5 million children under age 15 living with HIV.
{All statistics from UNAIDS Global Report 2010}

Join in Facing AIDS for World AIDS Day
How are you Facing AIDS? Click here for great ideas and ways to get involved.

And for all the crafters out there, here is a new project I found and can't wait to get started working on! Knit a Square ... and make an AIDS orphan warm. You make a square, they combine them into blankets for orphans in southern Africa. Their goal for this year is 5000 blankets!