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Red Ribbon Campaign 2011

The Red Ribbon Campaign was launched to create awareness in South Africa regarding the HIV/AIDS and TB pandemic and intends to create a change of attitude towards sexual behaviour, dispel discrimination and deal with the stigma attached to HIV/AIDS and TB. We urge companies to get actively involved and to take responsibility for educating their staff on HIV/Aids and TB. With the high incidence of HIV and TB in our province, we are working in close association with the Provincial Health Department in identifying high priority areas. In other words Community Clinics with high HIV/TB rates which have been declared ART sites, but do not have the infrastructure or medical equipment to deliver the service. Due to the great success of running this campaign over the past 5 years and after receiving numerous requests by our loyal donors, we have officially kicked off this exciting campaign for 2011.

2010 Campaign Report

Last year we celebrated World Aids Day by hosting a fashion show at the Audi Centre in Cape Town which received great support. The proceeds of the campaign went to the building and equipping of a new school at the Brooklyn Chest Hospital which is scheduled to be opened in October this year. We would like to say a special thank you to everyone that made this possible.

Read more on the 2010 campaign here.

2011 Campaign

This year we are urging companies to partner with us once again to help those who are suffering with HIV/TB in the Western Cape. The aim of this year’s campaign is to educate people on how to:

  • Prevent contracting HIV
  • Live positively with HIV
  • Interact with HIV positive family or friends or colleague’s
  • Get tested for HIV/TB and the importance thereof
  • Get treatment and the importance thereof

We believe that every company should take responsibility to educate their employees on this matter and with our foundations help, you can! We make it easy for you by providing different packages of educational material of which the proceeds go towards purchasing medical equipment and refurbishing of HIV/TB facilities in the Western Cape. The following facilities will be assisted with this year’s proceeds: Heideveld CDC, Oudtshoorn ART Clinic, Thembalethu ART Clinic, Mossel Bay ART Clinic, Beaufort West Hospital, Leeu Gamka Clinic, Murraysburg Hospital, Laingsburg Hospital.

With this year’s campaign we are looking at raising
R 5 000 000 to fight HIV and TB and with your help we can do it.

 

Contact us now if you can help!

Benefits to your company

Donating to SAME Foundation will earn your company BEE points and is tax deductible. Below are the 4 packages available this year.

R100 000+: Your company’s name and logo will be placed in a leading Newspaper on World Aids Day (1st December) and will receive exposure on our website. You will receive 10 invitations to attend our WAD function on the 1st December to be held in Johannesburg, attended by the MEC of Health who will thank the business for your assistance. We have HIV/TB peer educators who can come and speak to your staff and educate them on HIV & TB. You will receive a HIV/TB Educational Package consisting of: educational posters, booklets, condoms and red ribbons to show your support towards World Aids Day.

R50 000+: Your company’s name and logo will be placed in a leading Newspaper on World Aids Day. You will receive 4 invitations to attend our WAD function on the 1st December to be held in Johannesburg, attended by the MEC of Health who will thank the business for your assistance. We have HIV/AIDS peer educators who can come and speak to your staff. You will receive a HIV/TB Educational Package to show your support towards World Aids Day.

R20 000+: Your company’s name and logo will be placed in a leading Newspaper on World Aids Day. You will receive 2 invitations to attend our WAD function on the 1st December to be held in Johannesburg, attended by the MEC of Health who will thank the business for your assistance. You will receive a HIV/TB Educational Package to show your support towards World Aids Day.

R10 000+: Your company’s name will be placed in a leading Newspaper on World Aids Day. You will receive a HIV/TB Educational Package to show your support towards World Aids Day.

Please note that if these levels are too high for your company, smaller donations will be greatly appreciated.

Contact us now to make a donation!

Red Ribbon Beneficiary List 2011

BEAUFORT WEST HOSPITAL: R100 000

  • TV and DVD player for the ARV Clinic waiting room.
  • Painting of the ARV Clinic.

LAINGSBURG HOSPITAL: R20 000

  • TV and DVD player for the ARV Clinic waiting room.

MURRAYSBURG HOSPITAL: R20 000

  • TV and DVD player for the ARV Clinic waiting room.

LEEU GAMKA CLINIC: R1 200 000

  • A fully equipped “pre cast” building – this would be used as an addition to the clinic and would greatly assist in improving quality of health care rendered to the community of Leeu Gamka.

HEIDEVELD CHC: R2 000 000

  • A fully equipped ARV clinic is urgently needed to accommodate the increase in patients needing immediate treatment and counseling.

OUDTSHOORN ARV CLINIC: R200 000

  • 2x 3 X-Ray viewing box
  • 1x Flat screen TV for DVD player and frame
  • 1x Heavy duty scale
  • Blinds in all clinical areas (6 areas)
  • 1x Cold water dispenser with disposal cups
  • 30x Comfortable chairs in waiting area
  • Training chairs and tables (6 tables/ 25 chairs)
  • Paint passage and waiting area

GEORGE ARV CLINIC AND THEMBALETHU ARV CLINIC: R550 000

  • 2x Dyna maps
  • 2x Doptones
  • 1x Sonar (MPTCT/ARV)
  • 4X Desks
  • 60x Visitor chairs (stacking and 30 for each site)
  • 2x Adult scales

MOSSEL BAY ARV CLINIC: R150 000

  • Electronic HB Meter
  • Electronic Baumanometer
  • ECG Machine
  • Oxygen stand with meter
  • Heavy duty punch
  • Electronic scale for babies


Contact us now to help these communities!