Friday, March 11, 2005
Red Nose Day
Today is Red Nose Day in the UK. This is part of a large campaign by Comic Relief to raise money to support causes within the UK and in Africa. I am not going to ramble about my feelings; those who know me know of my unexplained passion for Africa. Hopefully most of you are at least aware of some of the issues surrounding fair trade and the AIDS epidemic that is not only eating up everything good that is Africa, but is spreading rapidly among the poorest countries in throughout Asia and South America as well. The facts are frightening, and it can be changed if the US and EU governments start to act on the rhetoric they continuously deliver. These changes could mean not only positive economic development but health care that is so often denied could finally be made more available for the millions of people affected by HIV/AIDS. Okay, I am getting on that rant so please just take the time to check out Make Poverty History and Oxfam's websites to learn a bit more.