Wednesday, December 01, 2010

World AIDS Day + Mondo

[Every year on December 1st, the CCAI Blog! commemorates World AIDS Day. This year we note and salute popular culture and AIDS awareness in concert, with Mondo Guerra of Project Runway creating a benefit T-shirt. Below is an article from ABC News.]

"'Runway' Designer Does T-Shirts for World AIDS Day
'Project Runway' designer Mondo Guerra raising AIDS awareness with new Ts"

"There's a reason Mondo Guerra shared his story about being HIV positive on the reality show "Project Runway." It's just at the time, he wasn't quite sure what it was.

In hindsight, though, Guerra thinks he was compelled to it because "now I have the ability to bring attention to a cause," he says.

"Things happen for a reason," he adds. "Now that this is my life now, it has brought some opportunities. I think it's inspired a lot of other people to be courageous and step forward."


[Text and graphic from ABC News. Caption: "This product image courtesy of Piperlime shows a limited edition T-shirt designed by Mondo Guerra to benefit amFAR. Mondo designed two limited-edition T-shirts to launch Wednesday, to coincide with World AIDS Day. For each shirt sold, $20 will be donated to amFAR, an organization that focuses on AIDS research. (AP Photo/Piperlime)" Click on image to enlarge.]

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