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Mission, Vision and What It Means to Rise Up to HIV

By Kevin Maloney

October 16, 2011

Mission, Vision and What It Means to Rise Up to HIV

Mission: To educate, inspire, empower, advocate, network and partake in social change through unilateral and collaborative social media efforts of organizations, PLWHA, and other individuals with diverse backgrounds from all over the world.

Vision: To create positive change for oneselves, families and entire communities around the world through an army of compassionate individuals and organizations as we march toward the cure for HIV/AIDS.

What Does It Mean to Rise Up to HIV? Below Are Examples

  • Getting tested for HIV; knowing your status
  • Advocating for a just, HIV/AIDS-related cause
  • Anything that raises awareness of HIV/AIDS
  • Volunteering in the HIV/AIDS community
  • Using your voice and telling your story to educate others
  • Using your voice and story to help reduce stigma
  • Participating in an AIDS walk
  • Donating to an HIV/AIDS-related organization
  • Organizing an HIV /AIDS-related event
  • Offering your hand in hand to help someone with HIV/AIDS
  • Working in the HIV/AIDS field
  • Someone who is HIV negative
  • Writing about your experience, strength and hope living with HIV/AIDS

The list could go on and on.

If you are Rising Up to HIV then I would like to hear about it, so that I can feature your story on my blog.

Please contact me by e-mailing me at kevin@riseuptohiv.org. Introduce yourself, tell me your story.

Looking forward to hearing from you!

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Kevin Maloney

Kevin Maloney

Random things about me: I am kind, caring, respectful and wanting to make a difference/impact in the World. I've been to Australia, New Zealand and 13 countries in Europe, and have traveled and lived all over the United States. I have a Bachelor's degree in Health Services Management and will be working towards my Master's In Public Health. I am an uncle of two of the MOST adorable girls in the World, and have one brother. I am a Momma's boy, and it is hard to see my mother's health in such a deteriorated state -- she has severe COPD (from 40 years of smoking). In March 2010 I was told that I have HIV and a month later, with follow-up labs, was then told I also acquired hepatitis C (not through IV drug use). I aspire to great things. Stay tuned.

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