Saturday, March 12, 2011
Red Pump Project
An emPower networking event and breakfast is scheduled at the House of Blues on Sunset Boulevard on March 10. In an effort to raise awareness of the impact HIV/AIDS has on women and girls, those who attend are encouraged to wear their favourite red pumps (or any other red shoe) to join the Red Pump Project. According to womenshealth.gov, HIV/AIDS affects nearly 280,000 women in the United States with the numbers growing. Research shows that when compared to men, women face more challenges than their male counterparts due to a gap in access and care.