Bucket #2: $23 million for ‘patient and community services’
Bucket #3: $10 million for ‘public and professional education’
Bucket #4: $3 million for ‘fund-raising’
Bucket #5: $2 million for ‘external processing fees’
Check out the CNN article for more of a description for each spending category, especially the research section! Overall, it is truly amazing how much money was raised, not to mention the awareness of having this tragic disease all over news, media, and social sites!
Being a little blue never felt so good. You may have noticed there are a lot of people out there wearing blue today and tweeting selfies with the hashtag #LIUB for “light it up blue.”
Today is World Autism Awareness Day, and even global landmarks like the Empire State Buildingand the Prince’s Palace of Monaco are celebrating with special blue lights for the occasion. TheUnited Nations declared April 2 World Autism Awareness Day in 2007, and we’ve been celebrating it ever since.
Participate in events across the nation to raise awareness and identify solutions to invasive species issues at local, state, tribal, regional and national scales. Locate an invasive species event in your state or county.
December 1st, 2014 is World AIDS Day. The theme this year is “Focus, Partner, Achieve: An AIDS-free Generation.” Visit here for more info on World AIDS day.
World AIDS Day is held on 1 December each year and is an opportunity for people worldwide to unite in the fight against HIV, show their support for people living with HIV and to commemorate people who have died. World AIDS Day was the first ever global health day and the first one was held in 1988.
Alzheimer’s Association Alzheimer’s Disease Facts and Figures 2014 – Every 67 seconds someone in the United States develops Alzheimer’s disease. More than 5 million Americans are living with the disease. Learn the facts. Help wipe out Alzheimer’s disease. http://www.alz.org/facts
The HIV Treatment Works campaign encourages people living with HIV to Get in Care, Stay in Care and Live Well. Today, you can live a longer, healthier life by being in medical care and on HIV treatment. People featured in these videos share how they live well with HIV and how you can, too.
The treatments we have for HIV are extremely effective, and are one of the biggest biomedical research success stories in the last few decades. However, these breakthrough treatments are only effective if they are taken. While there are barriers to access treatment, this CDC campaign shows people how to get and maintain care and treatment.
More than 1.1 million people in the United States are living with HIV. This campaign features people from across the United States who are living with HIV talking about how sticking with care and treatment helps them stay healthy, protect others, and live longer, healthier lives.
This campaign shows how people living with HIV have overcome barriers to get in care and stay on treatment.
The research shows that while 77.5 percent did initially get HIV medical care within three months of their diagnosis, only about 51 percent continued getting care on an ongoing basis.
Worse, the report shows that the percent of men getting treatment and achieving healthy ‘viral supression’ is even lower. This is extremely concerning, given that the treatment for HIV is very effective and is one of the great biomedical breakthroughs of this century. Also, it appears that there is an age and race bias, with younger men and Black/African American men having lower levels of care compared with older men and those of all other race/ethnicities. The authors discuss potential reasons for these issues, and conclude that contributing factors likely include lack of health insurance, stigma, and discrimination. This report highlights the need for outreach to increase awareness of testing, treatment, and the prevalence of HIV/AIDS.
All of these numbers fall short of targets from the CDC’s National HIV/AIDS Strategy, which aims to have 80 percent of infected gay and bisexual men retained in ongoing medical care by 2015.
According to the CDC, gay or bisexual males make up 2 percent of the U.S. population but comprise 52 percent of Americans infected with HIV. Many are unaware they are infected.
September is National Childhood Cancer Awareness month. Many pediatric cancer organizations have online campaigns and events this month to raise awareness of childhood cancer. See the two below or search online for many others that have facts about pediatric cancer and how you can help! Also see this CauseScience post on the urgent need for new research into pediatric cancer treatments and cures.
Families, caregivers, charities and research groups across the United States observe September as Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. In the U.S., 15,780 children under the age of 21 are diagnosed with cancer every year; approximately 1/4 of them will not survive the disease. A diagnosis turns the lives of the entire family upside down. The objective of Childhood Cancer Awareness Month is to put a spotlight on the types of cancer that largely affect children, survivorship issues, and – importantly – to help raise funds for research and family support.