I've volunteered with Until There's A Cure two years in a row at their annual Giants game selling raffle tickets and it's been a blast. Great cause, plus organized and friendly staff.
I have worn the same bracelet everyday for 17 years & it still looks fabulous. The best money ever spent supporting a cause. I can't imagine not wearing it & continue to get compliments because of its timeless style.
I first became aware of Until There's A Cure in the 90's because of their annual S.F. Giants game. Eventually I became very involved with the organization and enlisted many friends and family members as well. They are incredibly dedicated, knowledgeable, professional, and a terrific group with whom to work. And, of course, their cause and "function" (raising awareness and funds for AIDS research), is critical and very dear to me. I just can't imagine a more relevant and devoted team. Although, I must admit that I hope they go out of business someday because they've helped find the cure...but until then, go Until There's A Cure!
These people deserve your support ! I have known the leaders of this organization for over a decade - and observed "up close" as they have worked hard to build and sustain their efforts at awareness and financial support AIDS research and support services organizations. Funded primarily through sales of awareness building bracelets and other items, nearly 100% of the funds raised are devoted to grants to organziations which have a direct impact on research and suppport serviuces related to AIDS.
World Aids Day is less then a month away! The Timing is perfect to spread the word of this organizations cause. They are celebrating 20 years of spreading compassion, knowledge, funding, remembrance, and perseverance Until there's A Cure. HIV Aids has gone from being an invisible silent killer, to becoming more manageable, though developed expensive treatments, it remains a complex virus but progress is gaining way. Prevention education is the most economical means and using a tool is impactful. Give a gift, make a donation or purchase a bracelet to support this cause, remember those near and dear that have past and remind those to protect themselves today. The bracelet you buy could further impact an artisan living with HIV Aids and allows them to provide such simplicities in their communities as shelter, food, water, medication & education.
This year Until There's A Cure has been invited to participate at the New Living Expo held at the SF Expo Center. The event focuses on the tools necessary to enjoy a healthy, spiritually fulfilling, environmentally sustainable and socially just lives. Volunteers will be selling Until's products that are hand made, some made from recycled material, keeping it out of landfill, and the ibean plant, which is grown in a recycled pot. Come visit us at the Expo April 27 - 29 and see first hand the commodore of being an Until volunteer!
I became aware of UTAC in the 90's, when I was given one of their original bracelets. I wear the bracelet almost daily, as a reminder of family and friends who were lost to AIDS or are still battling the disease. Through their celebrity endorsements in magazines and their annual fundraising events with the San Francisco Giants, plus sales of bracelets, they continue the fight to find a cure. UTAC has survived tough economic times by being lean and innovative. I know through the work of great employees, countless volunteers and dedicated Board member, UTAC will continue to prosper.
I've been buying Until There's a Cure bracelets for friends and family for years. UTAC is truly one of the founding organizations that began the whole bracelet as fundraiser movement. Even more importantly, their work helps save and preserve countless lives, spread awareness, and work in collaboration with other HIV/AIDS organizations, and improves the economic well-being of the bracelet makers. Until There's a Cure is a true innovator and team player organization. They get my vote -- and more than one if I had it!
I started volunteering for Until There's A Cure about 4-5 years ago and recently joined their board. I continue to be amazed at the team's passion, creativity, drive and commitment. With limited resources, Until There's a Cure has a reach well-beyond their actual size. Their efficiency is remarkable, and I have the utmost respect for Executive Director Nora Hanna. She is a model leader.
I continue to be amazed at the reach of Until There's A Cure. For a small group, they have a huge impact. I wear my bracelets from them every day to remind me of why we keep up the fight.
I help out sometimes at Until There's A Cure (UTAC) and from the inside I can tell you that the thing I like best about UTAC is how lean they are. They give a huge portion of their donations and bracelet proceeds to the cause of fighting HIV/AIDS. This organization is truly there to help, not to make a name for themselves. If you dig deep and really look at many of the big name charities, only a very small proportion of all donations actually goes to charity. The rest goes for their overhead, their marketing or their big legal teams. Not at Until There's A Cure.
The bracelets they sell are not only great looking, but each style tells a story. Many of them are made by HIV positive women in Africa and the funds go back to their villages to help them live and thrive with their disease and to help the children orphaned by the disease. This is a powerful motivator for me to help.
I hope you will too...Until There's A Cure