Tuesday, December 12, 2006

Light to Unite

We’ve all gotten the bogus email forwards from “Bill Gates is giving his fortune away if you forward this,” to Applebee’s gift certificates to the ever sappy “forward this to save a dying child.”

99.9% of the time this stuff is futile spam.

But this morning, Montana Miller, one of my favorite professors sent me an actual email about a legitimate website campaign to raise money to fight HIV/AIDS. Check it out and light a candle. I did.

Today, Bristol-Myers Squibb, the pharmaceutical monolith that charges nearly $1,000 for a 30 day supply of one of its HIV/AIDS medications, is donating $1 to the National AIDS Fund for each person who simply visits their website and "virtually lights a candle." The tally is near 1, 020,000 now. Please, please take a minute to "light a candle":


  1. Thanks Abby! What a great site for a great cause. Hope everyone does it!

  2. Hey, Abby! Just an FYI, there is a doctor in California who is curing AIDS without drugs. Her name is Dr. Lorraine Day and she is amazing! You know me, I would have a "Just say NO to the drug companies" platform if were a contestant. ;)
    Hope to see you soon!
    Love and hugs,


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