Give a Day to World AIDS

Monday, November 30, 2009

Give a Day to World AIDS was started by Western alumna Dr. Jane Philpott (MD'84) to encourage individuals to donate a day's pay on December 1 - World AIDS Day - to help with HIV/AIDS relief in Africa.

Schulich medical students are asking the Western community to fight AIDS through research, raising awareness, volunteering or donating a day's income (or whatever you can afford) to one of the following organizations:

*Western Heads East

* using the Western online giving form, please enter "Western Heads East" or "World AIDS Day" in the special instructions/gift designation line.

Dignitas International

Stephen Lewis Foundation

In the tradition of many East African countries, communities pull together to work for a common cause, organizing fundraising and community support events called Harambees. A Give a Day to World AIDS 'Harambee' will take place December 8 at Western's University Community Centre atrium: displays 10 am to 3 pm, remarks 12:30 pm. African dance and fashion show 2 to 2:30 pm. All students, staff and faculty are welcome. Speakers from AIDS Committee of London and Western Heads East. Displays also from Save the Children and Free the Children.

For more information on Give a Day visit For details on Schulich Medicine & Dentistry's campaign, contact Kris Dundas at ext. 86415 or