World AIDS Day 2007
Posted Dec 7 2007 1:02PM
As part of World AIDS Day today, the NBA, its teams and players took action to raise awareness about HIV/AIDS and the importance of getting tested.
Several NBA players are participating in the "Get Tested" campaign, including Luke Walton (Lakers), Lamar Odom (Lakers), Sam Dalembert (Sixers), Kyle Korver (Sixers), Richard Jefferson (Nets), and Marcus Williams (Nets).
Additionally, the Unite for Children, Unite Against AIDS campaign, featuring several NBA and WNBA players, has been promoted to raise awareness about HIV/AIDS around the United States.
Learn more about the message sent:
CHECK OUT THE PSA: Unite for Children, Unite Against AIDS
Here are some more events that happened around the league in recognition of World AIDS Day:
In partnership with the GBC & Reuters, the NBA hosted 15 journalists from 14 countries during a week-long to showcase the NBAs HIV/AIDS related programs worldwide.
In recognition of World AIDS Day, the Magic Johnson Foundation, I Stand with Magic, the Campaign to end Black HIV/AIDS and Abbott Laboratories hosted multiple days of HIV/AIDS testing in the New York area.
Magic hosted a concert in Celebration of Life for those impacted by HIV/AIDS at the Apollo Theater on Dec.1.
WNBA player Ruth Riley (San Antonio Silver Stars) is traveling to South Africa next week to promote HIV/AIDS
testing to women.