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December 16, 2009 12:44 ET

MIT to Host Boston-Wide Outreach to Equip AIDS Caregivers in Africa

Boston AIDS Africa Launches Fundraising Campaign to Equip AIDS Caregivers in Africa; Campaign to Culminate in Community Kit Build Event at MIT

CAMBRIDGE, MA--(Marketwire - December 16, 2009) - Boston AIDS Africa, a Boston-based initiative to respond to the AIDS pandemic in Africa by providing vital supplies to care for those suffering with HIV/AIDS in Africa, announced today that it has partnered with Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in Cambridge, who will host a community-wide Caregiver Kit Build Event on April 3, 2010 at the MIT Johnson Ice Rink.

"We are thrilled that MIT has generously donated their facilities for the 2010 event," said Carol Slicklen, Boston AIDS Africa co-chair. "Our hope is that the Boston community will come together to help an African community devastated by AIDS. MIT is leading the way by providing us with their distinguished facilities for this cause."

Boston AIDS Africa has partnered with World Vision (, an NGO that trains and equips volunteer AIDS caregivers in many remote regions in Africa. Last year Boston AIDS Africa sent 3,200 caregiver kits to Rwanda.

Robert Randolph, MIT's Chaplain to the Institute, is enthusiastic about MIT's partnership with Boston AIDS Africa. "We are delighted to host Boston Aids Africa. This event offers people from a variety of backgrounds and religious traditions an opportunity to work together to respond to this global need. It seems particularly fitting that we will do so after Passover and before Easter when a message of hope is on the lips of many."

How to Help:

Organizations and individuals can contribute to the Boston AIDS Africa initiative by funding caregiver kits. Sponsors can then assemble the kits they fund at the Kit Build event at MIT in April 2010. For more information, go to:

About Boston AIDS Africa

Boston AIDS Africa is a non-profit initiative to mobilize the Boston community to respond to the HIV/AIDS pandemic in Africa by providing compassionate care to those suffering from AIDS. Learn more at:

About Massachusetts Institute of Technology

MIT's mission is to advance knowledge and educate students in science, technology, and other areas of scholarship that will best serve the nation and the world. Please direct questions regarding MIT's involvement with Boston AIDS Africa to Dr. Robert M. Randolph, Chaplain to the Institute.

Contact Information

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    Trish Reske
    Boston AIDS Africa
    508-616-0111 X206
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