Ryan & Friends Raise $1 Million to Fight AIDS, Return to Digital Lives
After six days of being completely silent on Twitter and Facebook in an effort to raise money to fight HIV/AIDS around the world, the 18 participating celebrities including Ryan have finally regained their digital lives.
Keep A Child Alive, the parent organization of the Digital Death campaign, struck the $1,000,000 mark today (Monday), leading Ryan and friends to return to their coveted social networks.
In an incredible show of devotion to the cause, a generous donation was made by billionaire Stewart Rahr, also known as Stewie Rah Rah, to help reach the $1 million goal.
The money collected by Keep A Child Alive will aid in the following:
• Provide their clinic in Uganda with everything they need to care for more than 7,000 people living with HIV/AIDS for an entire year.
• Run their child rescue program in South Africa for the next 3 years, bringing justice to hundreds of children victimized by rape, and protecting thousands more.
• Provide a year’s supply of medicine, food, care and support to 1500 children in South Africa, orphaned by AIDS or living in child-headed households.
• Expand the programs at their safe-house project in India to more than 1,000 people, helping them regain their health and overcome the stigma of living with HIV/AIDS for 5 years.
Thank you to everyone who donated and participated — you are really making a difference for the children and families in Africa and India. Thank you.