I'm excited to have the support of the Keep a Child Alive Foundation and the Junior Council at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital to continue my work of promoting awareness of HIV/AIDS-related stigmas. They inspire me to keep pushing the "Keeping it Positive Movement" forward.
Keep A Child Alive Foundation, founded by Alicia Keys and Leigh Blake in 2003, is an global organization created as an emergency response to the HIV/AIDS epidemic.
Their goal is to provide young children, young adults, and their families consistent medical treatment, care and support by focusing on the social, economic, and physical impact of HIV and AIDS.
KCA partners with local organizations to tackle several factors that lead to a pandemic, such as breaking stigmas, lack of education, and creating opportunities for victims of sexual exploitation and abuse.
KCA has succeeded in providing treatments to families affected by HIV/AIDS in Africa and India.
Junior Council, founded in 1988 at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago, is an organization whose mission is to provide high-quality pediatric healthcare to families in the Chicagoland area affected by HIV/AIDS, regardless of their ability to pay.
This organization also provides a mentorship program to adolescent patients at Lurie Children’s Hospital, which connects them with a young professional who will assist them in creating an easy transition to higher education after high school.
Junior Council has raised and donated more than $2,000,000 to the Pediatric & Adolescent HIV/AIDS program at Lurie Children’s Hospital.