Thursday, March 10, 2011

THE COLOR RED

When I heard about this project I was in. Yes I love my red pumps, but supporting a movement that educates the world on HIV/AIDS. Means even more.

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The Red Pump Project™ raises awareness about the impact of HIV/AIDS on women and girls. Our mission is to promote HIV prevention through education, and open dialogue about the issues that surround sexual and reproductive health.

Founded in March 2009 by Luvvie Ajayi and Karyn Watkins, Red Pump believes that if HIV affects one, it affects us all. We use the red shoe as a symbol of empowerment to represent the strength and courage of women infected and affected by HIV/AIDS. The incorporation of fashion into the message of HIV prevention is our contribution as we hope to show that Awareness is Always in Style!™

Red Pump along with The Red Tie Project™ (which focuses on men), embody The Red Project Collective™, a nonprofit organization that raises awareness about the impact of HIV/AIDS on minority communities (women, people of color, LGBT). The Collective is doing work online and on the ground to motivate action and encourage dialogue about the effects of the disease.

(SPREAD THE WORD ON TWITTER #500in50 or #RocktheRedPump)

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Walking In The RED,

Tam

19 comments:

Tiffany said...

Fashion always seems to have a way of bringing people together for a great cause. Love this idea. And love the red pumps in the first pic, too...

Kwana said...

What a wonderful idea and love your shoes.

Prissy said...

Tam, I LOVE these girlie!!! Too fab! I need to get my post up and running too!

Prissy

Diamonds Pearls and Crazy in the world of Barbie Jones said...

I LOVE THIS!!! I wish I would've known about it sooner so that I couldve done my part :( I think it's absolutely awesome to spread the word about HIV/Aids in our community!

deborah said...

i have no red clothes. nada. nothing. zero. zip. but, i do have red pumps. should i wear those babies to target with my yoga pants? good for you for highlighting this!!!!

Fashion.MakeUp.LifeStyle said...

This an amazing cause. Thanks for sharing and spreading the word!

http://fashionmakeuplifestyle.blogspot.com/

Luke and Hailie Girl said...

Dang! Wish I would have known this before today! I would have rocked my red patent leather peep toe mary janes today..
By the way I found your blog via Made By Girl ..where she linked to your post on Blogging Now.. I hear you and have now added you to "my favorites" wink wink..

Julie said...

Loving your shoes and what a fantastic and worthy cost.


P.S. Thank you fro linking to me.

alison@MyLittleHappyPlace said...

Great cause - awesome shoes - works for me!

YUMMommy said...

Those are gorg!!!

Brooke's Closet said...

I support the cause and wish we could do more things like this that would bring the world closer.
U know start a trend White for PEACE
Pink for XX
Blue for XXX and so forth.

I rocked my red nine west wedges today. (but I worked from home!)

love your shoes.....

Stacey said...

A great cause to be a part of and those shoes are red hot:-)

Bri@Meyouandawiener said...

Your love of shoes goes way further than mine.

Tia Brumbelow said...

What a great cause and so cool that you are so imvlolved! Love the shoes =)

Sharstin said...

fantastic!

Jasmine said...

Hey Tam, LOVE the shoes! Thanks so much for participating, I did as well but since I was home sick as a dog I just wore mine in lieu of slippers the few times I got outta bed. ;)

Sa-Sea Boutique said...

oh wow.....i love those shoes!~ i seriously want a pair of red "fancy shoes", but have zero place to where them to!
Maybe I should buy some....then plan somewhere to go! :)

Moni @ CL Journal said...

Tam, after I had posted, I went into closet to get my red pumps and wouldn't you know, I forgot that I had every other color BUT RED!

So, I did what any girl would do. I purchased some online!

I'll be ready next year!!! : )

L.Duncan@Home23DuncanBoys said...

Love those shoes!