Red is the color of energy, passion and desire. It symbolizes action, confidence and courage. Red demands attention. Red is Love.
- More than 1 million people are living with HIV in the United State. Up to 25% are unaware of it - and may be causing more than half of new infections in the U.S.
- Approximately 56,000 new infections occur each year, a 40% increase from previous CDC statistics estimating 40,000 annually.
- Up to half of all new infections are not covered by insurance.
- The monthly cost of care is $2,100, of which about two-thirds is spent on medications. That equates to $25,200 a year.
- According to research conducted in 2006, an American diagnosed with the AIDS virus can expect to live for about 24 years at an average cost for treatment in excess of $600,000.
- In 2008, there were approximately 33.4 million people around the world living with HIV/AIDS, including 2.1 million children under age 15.
- 27% of new infections are among women, 73% among men. 80% of new infections in women are heterosexually transmitted.
While we have come so far with research, we still have a long way to go and much help for people living with AIDS and HIV and their families is still needed. We appreciate any donation that you are able to make as any amount can make a difference.
Qubee Quilts has a goal of raising $1,000. Can we do it? Yes, but not without your help. Not only do we need you to donate but we need you to get a friend to donate.... It is a goal...not sure how realistic! But with YOUR HELP...Our dream can come true!
Any donation you make, big or small is greatly appreciated. As an added incentive, for every $10 donation you make between now and April 27th, we will enter your name into a drawing for a custom made quilt made by Qubee Quilts. To donate go to this page and you will be entered into the drawing. Please also leave a comment on this post because the donation site will only provide us with your name and not any contact information.
You, the readers, will help us choose the fabrics and pattern for the quilt. Stay tuned for more information.
Until next time,