Dec 1, 2011
December 1 is World AIDS Day, an especially important day for CWA and the union's charity of choice, the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation.
CWA locals have raised more than $7.5 million for the Foundation since 1990, when the late Elizabeth Glaser spoke at CWA's national convention about the devastating spread of pediatric AIDS.
Glaser, the wife of actor Paul Michael Glaser, contracted HIV from a blood transfusion during childbirth in 1981. She unknowingly passed the virus on to both her children.
CWA Secretary-Treasurer Annie Hill is asking members to visit the Foundation's website this week to learn more about the cause and how you can help.
"Thanks to the generosity of CWA members, we've made some incredible progress, virtually eliminating pediatric AIDS in the United States," Hill said. "But the fight continues in much of the world."