Student expands AIDS awareness campaign

News Sep 25, 2009 Ancaster News

Ancaster High School graduate Danielle Howe is expanding her Shut Up and Do Something campaign in support of the Canada-Africa Partnership on AIDS.

Normally held in May, the event will be spread across a seven-month period, with regional fundraisers beginning on Oct. 15. and continuing until May 2010.

The 2009-10 campaign has a fundraising goal of $35,000.

Danielle, 18, is now a first-year student at Dalhousie University in Halifax. She started her campaign, also known as 24 Hours of Silence as a 15-year-old student. The campaign has since expanded across Canada and the world, with more than 450 schools taking part.

“The campaign engages Canadian high school students to learn about HIV/AIDS in Africa and raise pledges to support the work of grassroots, community-based African HIV/AIDS organizations,” Danielle explained via e-mail.

Participating students take part in a 24-hour sponsored silence to demonstrate their solidarity with the heroic people of Africa who live with the impact of the pandemic each day.

“There is an old proverb, ‘If you think you are too small to be effective, you have

never been in bed with a mosquito,’” Danielle stated. “Over time, this campaign has proven that proverb true. Shut Up and Do Something was created by me, a small town high school student, and continues to be successful because of high school students, emails, Facebook and our website.”

Find out more on the campaign at www.capaids-suads.org or on Facebook. Also watch a campaign video on You Tube by searching keyword CAPAIDS.

Student expands AIDS awareness campaign

News Sep 25, 2009 Ancaster News

Ancaster High School graduate Danielle Howe is expanding her Shut Up and Do Something campaign in support of the Canada-Africa Partnership on AIDS.

Normally held in May, the event will be spread across a seven-month period, with regional fundraisers beginning on Oct. 15. and continuing until May 2010.

The 2009-10 campaign has a fundraising goal of $35,000.

Danielle, 18, is now a first-year student at Dalhousie University in Halifax. She started her campaign, also known as 24 Hours of Silence as a 15-year-old student. The campaign has since expanded across Canada and the world, with more than 450 schools taking part.

“The campaign engages Canadian high school students to learn about HIV/AIDS in Africa and raise pledges to support the work of grassroots, community-based African HIV/AIDS organizations,” Danielle explained via e-mail.

Participating students take part in a 24-hour sponsored silence to demonstrate their solidarity with the heroic people of Africa who live with the impact of the pandemic each day.

“There is an old proverb, ‘If you think you are too small to be effective, you have

never been in bed with a mosquito,’” Danielle stated. “Over time, this campaign has proven that proverb true. Shut Up and Do Something was created by me, a small town high school student, and continues to be successful because of high school students, emails, Facebook and our website.”

Find out more on the campaign at www.capaids-suads.org or on Facebook. Also watch a campaign video on You Tube by searching keyword CAPAIDS.

Student expands AIDS awareness campaign

News Sep 25, 2009 Ancaster News

Ancaster High School graduate Danielle Howe is expanding her Shut Up and Do Something campaign in support of the Canada-Africa Partnership on AIDS.

Normally held in May, the event will be spread across a seven-month period, with regional fundraisers beginning on Oct. 15. and continuing until May 2010.

The 2009-10 campaign has a fundraising goal of $35,000.

Danielle, 18, is now a first-year student at Dalhousie University in Halifax. She started her campaign, also known as 24 Hours of Silence as a 15-year-old student. The campaign has since expanded across Canada and the world, with more than 450 schools taking part.

“The campaign engages Canadian high school students to learn about HIV/AIDS in Africa and raise pledges to support the work of grassroots, community-based African HIV/AIDS organizations,” Danielle explained via e-mail.

Participating students take part in a 24-hour sponsored silence to demonstrate their solidarity with the heroic people of Africa who live with the impact of the pandemic each day.

“There is an old proverb, ‘If you think you are too small to be effective, you have

never been in bed with a mosquito,’” Danielle stated. “Over time, this campaign has proven that proverb true. Shut Up and Do Something was created by me, a small town high school student, and continues to be successful because of high school students, emails, Facebook and our website.”

Find out more on the campaign at www.capaids-suads.org or on Facebook. Also watch a campaign video on You Tube by searching keyword CAPAIDS.