Founded in 1993, the national nonprofit Until There’s A Cure (UTAC) continues its steadfast mission to eradicate HIV/AIDS by raising awareness and funds and promoting compassion and love as ways to energize the fight. UTAC funds innovative programs which promote AIDS awareness and prevention education; provides financial support for care and services for those living with AIDS; and supports and advocates for AIDS vaccine development.
You might be familiar with The Bracelet, UTAC signature piece designed by Isabella Geddes of Florence, Italy in 1993. However, UTAC’s online store offers much more, many bracelets of different styles and materials, and all are priced from $5 to $150, as well as other jewelry and clothing.
Here are a few of the new items available from UTAC’s online store.
Who’s Sari Now Scarves: These chic and simple scarves, available in over two dozen colors and patterns, are made with up-cycled sari fabric by the women of Apne Aap, women who have been rescued from sex trafficking in India. Tell Me More: Length: 70 inches; width: 17.5 inches. How Much: $30.00. •
Simply Red: Minimalist and magnificent, these leather-and-sterling bracelets make a bold fashion statement. An engraved small ribbon on the tip is the perfect reminder that our work fighting AIDS is not done yet. Tell Me More: Made in Italy. How Much: $30.00. •
How I Value (HIV) Life Pins benefit UTAC’s sister site www.hivlife.org, which was created by interns at UTAC. Here is their mission statement: “How I Value (HIV) Life is frustrated with the current state of HIV/AIDS today. We want to see a change, but we need help…. to empower and educate people on the issues surrounding HIV/AIDS globally. We believe that one person can make a difference.” Tell Me More: Comes in two styles, “Community” and “Partners.” How Much: $5.00.
Who Benefits: Over eighty-eight percent of the proceeds from every sale is funneled into the group’s work. How to Order: Visit: https://store.until.org.
For more information about Until There’s A Cure, log on to www.until.org.
Compiled and written by Hank Trout