Green Family Foundation Sponsors Alicia Keys’ Keep A Child Alive College Student Aids Summit
Kimberly Green Joins KCA College in Welcoming 400 Student AIDS Activists and Partner Schools to Combat HIV/AIDS
New York, NY – November 19, 2008 - On November 15th, Green Family Foundation (GFF) (www.greenff.org) president Kimberly Green joined Keep a Child Alive (KCA) Co-Founder and Global Ambassador Alicia Keys and KCA Co-Founder and President Leigh Blake as they welcomed 400 student AIDS activists in the second annual KCA College Student AIDS Summit. The presenting sponsor behind the event, GFF joined the student leaders of KCA College to continue the ongoing fight against the pandemic.
During the event, Green introduced Grammy-winning songwriter, philanthropist and keynote speaker Alicia Keys to the students and also participated in “The Stigma Factor,” a panel discussion on AIDS. Joining Green on the panel moderated by KCA College Director Kate Otto were noted journalist Jimmie Briggs, Dr. Jeffrey Greene (NYU Medical School), Todd Murray (Hope’s Voice International) and Dr. Perry Halkitis (NYU Steinhardt) who discussed the societal challenges that arise in battling the AIDS disease.
"We are proud to serve as sponsors of this year's KCA Student AIDS Summit and to help support the incredible work that Alicia, Leigh and the entire team at KCA are doing to increase education and awareness of the AIDS pandemic," said GFF president Kimberly Green. “These students are not only an inspiration but our hope for an AIDS-free future. We are proud and honored to do everything we can to help spread this message, drive support and confront the AIDS issue head-on.”
“We are deeply appreciative to Kimberly Green and the Green Family Foundation for helping to make this year's 2008 Student AIDS Summit a huge success," said Leigh Blake. "The Foundation, whose global vision aligns with our own, has been a great ally in our efforts to inspire students to become future leaders of the AIDS movement.”
The event also featured a live performance by Youth Expressions, a not-for-profit program funded by GFF that is committed to helping at-risk urban youth develop into self-assured, focused, productive and skilled adults.
About the Green Family Foundation
The Green Family Foundation’s (www.greenff.org) mission is to make a positive and meaningful impact in communities both at home and abroad. We provide funding and resources to organizations that support education, global health and community development. GFF empowers underserved communities to fight the cycle of extreme poverty, leading to sustainable programs that improve lives.
About Keep A Child Alive
Keep a Child Alive is a 501(c) 3 organization that developed as an urgent response to the AIDS pandemic currently ravaging Africa. With more than 28 million dead and 15 million orphaned, the disease continues, wiping out whole societies, threatening economic infrastructures and creating tragic family devastation. KCA provides life-saving medication (ARV’s), social support, and orphan care, to keep these children and families alive and healthy. KCA has also developed global campaigns designed to raise awareness and funds to help KCA in the fight against HIV/AIDS. For just a dollar a day, you can help save the life of a child or a parent who cannot afford essential treatment and care in some of the world’s poorest countries. www.keepachildalive.org
About KCA College
KCA College is an action-oriented network of college students who support the mission and work of Keep A Child Alive. KCA College members raise awareness of the AIDS pandemic on campus and take action with KCA to provide antiretroviral drugs and surrounding care for children and families living with HIV/AIDS. KCA College is a growing network whose current roster includes 215 chapters and 700 registered members in the U.S., Canada, the U.K. and Ghana. The KCA Student AIDS Summit is KCA College’s annual workshop uniting chapter members from all over the country to share and refine new ideas and initiatives while continuing the fight against HIV/AIDS in Africa. kcacollege.com
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