The FIFA World Cup is the greatest exhibition of athleticism, pride, nationalism, emotion, creativity and competition our planet will ever see. It’s also an ideal time to get the world excited to tackle some of the most daunting issues facing the region – like the AIDS pandemic that continues to take lives of nearly 4,000 people a day in sub-Saharan Africa.
“Yahoo! is joining the fight by pledging to contribute USD $1, up to USD $100,000, to Global Fund for every penalty kick scored in Yahoo! Penalty Shootout game. 100% of this money will go to Global Fund organization that receives (RED) funds, and will help finance AIDS programs in Africa to provide access to treatment, prevention and education programs, testing and more. To date, (RED) has generated over $150 million to support Global Fund-financed AIDS programs like this in South Africa, Zambia, Ghana, Rwanda, Lesotho and Swaziland,” writes Yahoo!.
Join Yahoo! Penalty Shootout for (RED) on June 11 and help kick HIV out of Africa and take a step to get involved everyday.