“Imagine you were diagnosed with a lethal virus. Now imagine knowing there were potentially life-saving medications available, but you couldn’t afford them — and any resources set up to assist you had been exhausted. Sadly, for hundreds of Central Ohioans, they don’t have to imagine; this is their reality.”
Project Zero Ohio (P:ZO)
I am so very fortunate that any time I have suffered from any sort of illness, there has been some medical cure. Whether it was a stomach ailment, ear infection, poison ivy, the flu, bronchitis, pink eye, or some other affliction, a doctor has always been able to prescribe a remedy and either I or my parents could afford it.
For Central Ohioans diagnosed with AIDS, the cure is expensive, if available at all.
“Physician Randy Sharma, entrepreneur Steven Weaver, and gay activist/”Super Drag Queen” Nina West joined forces to help raise funds for local HIV/AIDS charities and resources. The idea is simple: to donate proceeds from customized, locally-crafted products to help assure that zero HIV/AIDS patients in the Greater Columbus Area go without the services they need.
To raise funds for this simple and incredibly important idea, local artists and business donate funds from the sales of their products to P:ZO. The initial product was a Rainbow Candle created by a partnership between Columbus’ Candle Lab and Nina West. Stinkybomb Soaps created a Pride Soap of all the rainbow colors and most recently, artist AmyD created a custom P:ZO coffee mug sleeve for the cause.
Wanna contribute to the Project Zero Ohio??
Aside from purchase P:ZO affiliated products, you can donate directly to the cause. If you are interested in donating you can do so through PayPal HERE!
There are various opportunities for volunteering through events, product launches and more. To let the P:ZO folks know that you’re interested, please fill out the quick ‘n easy form HERE!
Plans are still in the works for a High Heel Run hosted by the Alternative Fashion Mob. One of the benefiting charities will be P:ZO. This will be another super fun way to support local AIDS patients! Stay Tuned for more info!
AIDS is an unforgiving, awful illness that touches more people than we may realize. By purchasing Project Zero Ohio products, you are helping to calm the fears of someone who may not have much hope for a cure, and doesn’t everyone deserve some hope?
All information was obtained from www.projectzeroohio.com.
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