The first report of AIDS came June 5, 1981.
Nearly 40 years later, this preventable, treatable disease still kills thousands of people every year.
That doesn't have to be the case. Increasing access to a pill that prevents AIDS from being passed from mothers to their babies could drastically decrease the prevalence of the disease. That's why, in 2006, Bono and Bobby Shiver started (RED)—to raise funds for the fight to end AIDS and give everyone a way to support that fight.
Every year, (RED) runs a food-focused campaign called Eat (RED) Save Lives that features food-centric ways to "86AIDS," which is restaurant speak for end AIDS. (In restaurants, 86 is what they say when a dish has run out. It's over.)
This year, the organization is partnering with various restaurants and food companies to offer food centric products benefitting the Global Fund to Fight AIDS. There are (RED) pizzas from Blaze Pizza, cookies from Dana's Bakery, bottle openers from Alessi, food-inspired mounts from PopSockets, and more. Every dollar raised throughout the month will be matched by The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
In other words, you can treat yourself to alllll the food products this June while supporting a great cause. It's guilt-free pizza, basically.
To get involved (and satisfy your inner foodie), check out the Eat (RED) Save Lives partners, and shop to your heart's content.