Monthly Archives November 2009

Stephen Lewis' World AIDS Day message

Dear friends, Back in 2005, at the G8 Summit, all countries agreed unanimously to achieve “Universal Access” for AIDS treatment, prevention and care by the year 2010. It’s not going to happen. We have slightly over four million people in … Continue reading

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ONE DAY ONLY: Mile Matching Day!

For one day only, Aeroplan will match every mile donated to the Stephen Lewis Foundation through their Beyond Miles programme. On December 1, 2009 – World AIDS Day – donate your miles online and make a difference for communities in … Continue reading

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Dare to skydive!

Congrats to York University student Sheena McDonald for daring to dive! After taking a day-long skydiving course, Sheena did a solo jump from 5,000 feet. She achieved her personal goal – now help her reach her fundraising goal.  Check out … Continue reading

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Reflections from the Mahjong-a-thon

Happy chatter and the clacking of Mahjong tiles in a comfortable, affluent Victoria neighbourhood is a far cry from families torn apart by AIDS in Africa. The Stephen Lewis Foundation, well known for its humanitarian work with families and communities … Continue reading

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ADTR mini-movement at Simon Fraser University

What started as a class project quickly turned into a mini-movement at Burnaby’s Simon Fraser University. And no one is more surprised than Rochelle Tucker, the professor of health science behind it all. As Tucker tells it, each year of … Continue reading

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Daring to get fit…

For most of us, on the best of days, getting in that daily workout can be a small challenge. For Laura Smallwood, an environmental analyst with the Canadian International Development Agency in Ottawa, it’s even more so: she has MS. … Continue reading

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Daring to go vegetarian for a week…

“I’ve had meals of just meat,” jokes Jamie Masse, 22,  in explaining his decision to become a vegetarian for one week for his A Dare to Remember challenge. “It’s not fun,” he says wryly on day five of his feat. … Continue reading

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Now that’s daring…

For his dare, Calgary, AB resident Gary Dobko donned a wetsuit and waterwings everywhere he went for a week. “Wearing the wetsuit for a week was really interesting,” said Gary, after completing his dare. “I ended up getting some weird … Continue reading

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