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The right shade for changing the HIV epidemic

September 2, 2015

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Since 2005, the MAC AIDS Fund has helped the AIDS Foundation of Chicago (AFC) reach tens of thousands of people living with or vulnerable to HIV and AIDS through our advocacy, education, testing and outreach programs. Funding from the MAC AIDS Fund has supported critical initiatives like HIVHealthReform.org, HIV treatment advocacy and our National Female Condom Coalition, among others.

Founded by MAC Cosmetics, the MAC AIDS Fund is fueled by sales of MAC’s VIVA GLAM lipstick. The company dedicates 100% of their charitable efforts to HIV/AIDS advocacy and programs, and they’ve done this for over two decades.

Chicago-area MAC employees also raise funds for HIV prevention, care and advocacy by participating in AIDS Run & Walk Chicago every year. In 2014, the team raised over $10,000 for AFC and other community organizations working to end new HIV infections. MAC makeup artists also volunteer their time and talents to support AFC programs and outreach.

“MAC Cosmetics and the MAC AIDS Fund have made an incredible commitment to ending new HIV infections and supporting those affected by the epidemic,” said John Peller, AFC’s President/CEO. “They have made a big impact on programs that would be difficult to continue without their support. We love MAC!”

MAC’s employees are returning for this year’s AIDS Run & Walk Chicago, and we’re excited to have them join us! Donate to their team or start your own!

Click here to learn more about the MAC AIDS Fund.

Click here to learn more about the VIVA GLAM lipstick – 100% of the selling price of MAC VIVA GLAM lipstick and lip gloss is donated to the MAC AIDS Fund.

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