LifeStyles® Condoms And The AIDS Healthcare Foundation Launch #LetsChangeEverything Social Media Campaign For World AIDS Day

For every #LetsChangeEverything update during the campaign,The makers of the LifeStyles brand will donate a condom to the AIDS Healthcare Foundation

The makers of LifeStyles® Condoms, one of the nation’s leading condom brands, announced the launch of the #LetsChangeEverything social media campaign in partnership with the AIDS Healthcare Foundation to raise awareness for World AIDS Day on December 1, 2013.

Based out of Iselin, NJ, the LifeStyles brand was launched in 1985 as a U.S.-based consumer products division of Ansell Limited, a global leader in healthcare barrier protective products with operations in the Americas, Europe, Asia and Australia. With over 20 styles of condoms and an assortment of other pleasure products on the market, the brand and its affiliates are some of the leading distributors of sexual health goods in the U.S. and Canada.  More information on the LifeStyles brand can be found at www.lifestyles.com.  For more information on Ansell and its other products, please visit www.ansell.com.

The #LetsChangeEverything campaign implores individuals to “change everything” by encouraging a global conversation about HIV and AIDS on December 1 st through a social media promotion around the #LetsChangeEverything hashtag. Until midnight on December 1, #LetsChangeEverything will ask the brands’ nearly 200,000 social media fans and followers and their circles to unite in the worldwide fight against HIV by having users donate their statuses to AIDS awareness. For each status shared on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram with the hashtag #LetsChangeEverything, the company will donate a condom, up to 20,000 condoms, to the AIDS Healthcare Foundation to help prevent the spread of HIV.

AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) is the largest non-profit HIV/AIDS healthcare provider in the USA. AHF currently provides medical care and/or services to over 250,000 individuals in 32 countries worldwide in the US, Africa, Latin America/Caribbean, Eastern Europe, and Asia. For more information, visit nwww.aidshealth.org, on Facebook: www.facebook.com/aidshealth and on Twitter:@AIDSHealthcare

“Nearly 1.2 million people are living with HIV and almost one in five doesn’t know they are infected,” said Carol Carrozza, Vice President Sales & Marketing North America for Ansell Healthcare, the makers of LifeStyles Condoms.  “We are proud to work alongside the AIDS Healthcare Foundation to raise awareness for World AIDS Day, and are grateful to work with an organization that shares our dedication to promoting HIV/AIDS education and prevention.

The condom maker will ask participants to craft their own messages using the #LetsChangeEverything hashtag on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, or utilize a pre-written message to share. For example:

  • #LetsChangeEverything I’m donating my status to promote #WorldAIDsDay and to change the way the world thinks about HIV and AIDs
  • I just donated a condom to @AIDSHealthcare to support #WorldAIDsDay #LetsChangeEverything
  • #LetsChangeEverything together. Start by getting tested. To find a HIV testing center near you visitfreehivtest.net

The #LetsChangeEverything campaign for World AIDS Day comes on the heels of the #KnowYourStatus campaign which was conceptualized for National HIV Testing Day in June, resulting in over 12,000 dedicated status updates across participating platforms.

One of our goals is to change the way people view HIV testing and condom use,” said Whitney Engeran-Cordova, Senior Director of Public Health for AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF). “We hope people begin to view these as routine health practices on par with dental visits and brushing your teeth daily, and also as a way to take pride in and control of your own sexual health.”

To find a free testing location in your area, visit www.FreeHIVTest.net.  For more information about the campaign, visit: www.LifeStyles.com/LetsChangeEverything.

 

This Holiday Season, Give the Gift of the Ultimate Coffee Experience

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The holiday shopping season has begun, bringing with it countless opportunities to find gifts that everyone on your list will adore. Coffee lover and design expert, Tim Gunn, has already found his must-have for the holidays: the perfection of coffee from Nespresso. With 21 Grands Crus sourced from the top 1-2% of the world’s best coffee beans, easy-to-use machines that deliver the barista experience at home, as well as personalized customer service,  Nespresso offers a world of experiences – and gift options – to celebrate the season of giving.

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Nespresso machines are truly the perfect gift for the holiday season,” says Gunn. “They are contemporary, sleek and stylish. They enhance any environment and make a powerful visual impression because they emphasize what I believe are the most important attributes of great design: quality, taste and style.”

New Addition to Nespresso Line of Machines: UMilk

The newest addition to the machine line is the UMilk, which combines the modular design and easy to use technology of the U Machine with a fresh-milk frother. Users are now able to easily make café quality Cappuccinos and Lattes at home with the touch of a button. The UMilk comes in two colors: Pure Black and Pure Cream, and features three pre-programmed cup sizes and automated cup preference memorization.

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While the holidays can be a busy time, they should also be an occasion to savor moments of indulgence. For those who wish to invigorate their coffee experience, Nespresso offers its newest holiday variation: Masala Chai. This Grand Cru is characterized by hints of cinnamon, star anise and clove.

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Nespresso Boutiques and Boutique-in-Shops are a fantastic place to experience and purchase Nespresso products. At all locations, Nespresso Boutique Specialists are available to help guide customers through the full range of Nespresso machines and assist in sampling the 21 Grand Cru coffees. At Nespresso Flagship Boutiques in New York, Boston, Miami, San Francisco and Beverly Hills, holiday shoppers can sip and savor Nespresso Grand Cru coffees as well as enjoy a menu of sweet and savory fare. For additional information on Nespresso please visit www.nespresso-us.com.

Tequila el Jimador Revamps Its Bottle

Tequila el Jimador (www.eljimador.com), the No. 1 selling 100 percent agave tequila in Mexico*, has significantly updated its bottle aimed at expanding the brand’s footprint. Tequila el Jimador’s evolution in packaging design

Tequila el Jimador Revamps Its Bottle.  (PRNewsFoto/Tequila el Jimador)

Tequila el Jimador Revamps Its Bottle. (PRNewsFoto/Tequila el Jimador)

presents a new premium look to match the quality of the product. As part of the campaign, the brand will continue to encourage consumers “to live life at 100 percent, with courage, passion and pride”, attributes that are found in every bottle of Tequila el Jimador.

From Casa Herradura, established in 1870, el Jimador is a premium, authentic 100 percent agave tequila that captures the spirit of real tequila. Since its introduction in 1994, el Jimador has become the No. 1 selling 100 percent agave tequila in Mexico*. el Jimador is the official sponsor of the MLS, U.S. Men’s and Women’s National Teams and the annual U.S. Tour of the Mexican National Team.

The revamped bottle features a dynamic embossed illustration of the iconic Jimador, a figure that represents the hard work and dedication to craftsmanship displayed by the master agave harvesters. The slightly modified body of the bottle features stylized, pronounced corners at the shoulders and base, giving the body of the bottle a sleek, modern appeal. Some of the other design changes include a bigger bottle size, smaller streamlined, colored metallic label design to showcase more of the premium tequila,  and uniform caps, all aimed at creating a better presence on the shelf. All bottle sizes will be evolving to the new packaging and will maintain the same price point.

To support the launch, the brand will implement a focused brand investment in OOH, digital, print and social platforms including a new intuitive, user-friendly website. Through all these elements, the brand will provide a more valuable experience to consumers.

With more than 1300 tequila brands in the marketplace, consumers are faced with many options making packaging an important and differentiating aspect. By revamping our bottle design, we are aligning our packaging with our great tasting liquid and making it more relevant to consumers. El Jimador will continue to offer consumers a premium tequila at an accessible price but now with a better presentation,” said Jesus Ostos, brand manager for Tequila el Jimador.

Roederer Estate L’Ermitage 2004 Named #1 On Wine Enthusiast Magazine’s Top 100 List 2013

THE FIRST SPARKLING WINE TO BE NAMED #1 ON THE ENTHUSIAST 100

Arnaud Weyrich, Winemaker and VP of Pruduction for Roederer Estate. Roederer Estate L'Ermitage 2004 was Named #1 on Wine Enthusiast Magazine's Top 100 List 2013.  (PRNewsFoto/Maisons Marques & Domaines USA Inc.)

Arnaud Weyrich, Winemaker and VP of Pruduction for Roederer Estate. Roederer Estate L’Ermitage 2004 was Named #1 on Wine Enthusiast Magazine’s Top 100 List 2013. (PRNewsFoto/Maisons Marques & Domaines USA Inc.)

Wine Enthusiast magazine announced that Roederer Estate L’Ermitage 2004 has been named their number one wine of 2013 out of the more than 16,500 wines from around the world the tasting panel reviewed this year. Scoring 97 points, this is the first sparkling wine to top their annual Top 100 List. The Wine Enthusiast Top 100 is the pinnacle of their yearly roundups – wines the editors think are remarkable, standout for their uniqueness, their balance and individuality, have an unquestionable appeal and provide editors sheer delight in tasting them. Wines featured in the Top 100 are all top-scoring wines, but also wines that boast exceptional quality-to-price ratios, drinkability and availability.

Roederer Estate L'Ermitage 2004 Named #1 on Wine Enthusiast Magazine's Top 100 List 2013.  (PRNewsFoto/Maisons Marques & Domaines USA Inc.)

Roederer Estate L’Ermitage 2004 Named #1 on Wine Enthusiast Magazine’s Top 100 List 2013. (PRNewsFoto/Maisons Marques & Domaines USA Inc.)

Founded in 1982, Roederer Estate Winery is nestled in Mendocino County’s cool, fog-shrouded Anderson Valley. As the California outpost of Champagne Louis Roederer, Roederer Estate winery builds upon a centuries-old tradition of fine winemaking. Roederer Estate’s sparkling wines are produced using only estate-grown grapes from the winery’s own vineyards. Carrying on the tradition of Champagne Louis Roederer in France, special oak-aged

Roederer Estate L'Ermitage 2004 Named #1 on Wine Enthusiast Magazine's Top 100 List 2013.  (PRNewsFoto/Maisons Marques & Domaines USA Inc.)

Roederer Estate L’Ermitage 2004 Named #1 on Wine Enthusiast Magazine’s Top 100 List 2013. (PRNewsFoto/Maisons Marques & Domaines USA Inc.)

reserve wines are added to each blend. The multi-vintage Roederer Estate Anderson Valley Brut debuted in 1988 to great acclaim, followed by the Roederer Brut Rose and Roederer Estate’s tete de cuvee, L’Ermitage and L’Ermitage Rose

“[Roederer Estate] is an exquisite sparkling wine,” says Virginie Boone, Wine Enthusiast Contributing Reviewer – California, “It has such freshness on the palate, such enviable acidity…This is a delicious wine.”

As Roederer Estate’s prestige cuvee, L’Ermitage is made in only the best vintages. A special reserve wine is added to each blend. The reserve dosage for L’Ermitage 2004 was aged 5.5 years in French oak. Following disgorgement, L’Ermitage 2004 was aged an additional five months, minimum, on the cork prior to release. The wine contains 52% Chardonnay, 48% Pinot Noir and 4% aged reserve wine of the 2000 vintage.

This is the latest in many accolades for Roederer Estate L’Ermitage. Since its release in 1993, with the 1989 vintage, L’Ermitage has garnered consistently great reviews from many of the industry’s key publications.

— 1997 – L’Ermitage 1990 scores 96 points and is named one of Wine & Spirits Top 50 wines of the year.

— 2012 – L’Ermitage 2003 scores 96 points and is named #17 on the Wine Enthusiast Top 100 list.

— 2012 – L’Ermitage 2003 scores 93 points and is named #55 on Wine Spectator Top 100 list.

I’m thrilled that Roederer Estate has been recognized with such an honor,” says Arnaud Weyrich, winemaker and VP of Production. “We have a great team and everyone at the winery truly believes in creating the best California sparkling wine. It’s amazing that our efforts have been honored by Wine Enthusiast.”

The Body Shop Brings You A Feel Good Cyber Monday

Shop www.TheBodyShop-usa.com on Sunday, December 1st at 7AM to Save 50% Off Your Bath & Body Care, Makeup, Fragrances & More Sitewide + Free Shipping!

The Body Shop Cyber Monday.  (PRNewsFoto/The Body Shop USA)

The Body Shop Cyber Monday. (PRNewsFoto/The Body Shop USA)

This holiday, The Body Shop is giving you and yours an extra joyful treat!  Give the gift of FEEL GOOD beauty that comes straight from the heart with The Body Shop, and save BIG!  From Sunday, December 1st – Monday to December 2nd save 50% sitewide + free shipping with any $30 purchase on the products that help you feel good, and benefit the community as well.

The Body Shop offers a full range of bath & body care, skin care, makeup, hair care, fragrance, and men’s products THE BODY SHOP USA LOGOmade from the finest natural and Community Fair Trade ingredients from around the world. At The Body Shop, when you purchase a product, you’re actually giving twice, once to your loved one, and once to our Community Fair Trade partners.

With this mega Cyber Monday deal of 50% off sitewide + free shipping with any $30 purchase, The Body Shop is helping customers cyber SAVE and cyber GIVE.  This do-good company always keeps people, animals and the planet in mind, so when you shop with The Body Shop, you are choosing to make a difference and build a bright future.

True to its do-good mission, The Body Shop is gratefully celebrating #GiveBackTuesday on December 3, 2013 with an everyday commitment to giving back to those in need of support. This holiday season, The Body Shop is helping others share in the feelings of joy more than ever. Each purchase contributes to the building of five schools in Community Fair Trade communities around the world—from India to Nepal to Ghana and Honduras. Thank you today, and everyday for sharing in the giving spirit! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=piSgqXophAc&feature=youtu.be

The Body Shop International plc. is the original ethical beauty brand, with over 2,500 stores in over 60 markets worldwide. The Body Shop seeks out wonderful natural and ethically sourced ingredients from all four corners of the globe to deliver products bursting with effectiveness—all to enhance your natural beauty. The Body Shop is proud to have been the first beauty brand to have brought the benefits of fair trade to the beauty industry through its own unique Community Fair Trade program, to have introduced 100% recycled packaging, and to continuously campaign for causes to raise funds and awareness on key issues of the day, including animal testing in cosmetics and the sex trafficking of the most vulnerable in our society, children and young people.

Shinola Announces The Launch Of Makers Monday: A movement to encourage consumers to buy American

SHINOLA MAKERS MONDAY. Courtesy of Shinola.  (PRNewsFoto/Shinola)

SHINOLA MAKERS MONDAY. Courtesy of Shinola. (PRNewsFoto/Shinola)

Across the country, something is happening. America is making things once again. Factories are finding themselves celebrated. Seamstresses are suddenly in short supply. And a new generation isn’t trying to escape blue collar, they’re embracing it. Shinola Detroit (www.Shinola.com) that believe decades from now, people will look back and say that a new renaissance in American manufacturing started here. And they want to help do their part.

Makers Monday was created to celebrate and support the American makers and businesses who make their products in the towns, cities, and neighborhoods where we live. This isn’t just a purchase. It’s an investment. If every adult in America spends just $10 on December 2nd, that adds up to 2.4 billion dollars. Not bad for a day’s work.

SHINOLA MAKERS MONDAY. Courtesy of Shinola.  (PRNewsFoto/Shinola)

SHINOLA MAKERS MONDAY. Courtesy of Shinola. (PRNewsFoto/Shinola)

Makers Monday asks consumers to put their money where it’s made and pledge to buy an American-made product on December 2nd at www.MakersMonday.com. The goal of the campaign is to make it easy to support the people producing quality American-made goods and to celebrate their passion and dedication to the craft of making.

Makers Monday will be an annual campaign, celebrated the Monday after Thanksgiving. MakersMonday.com, the web portal for the event, was launched November 20, 2013. The site will encourage consumers to pledge to buy American on December 2nd, then share that pledge through their social networks, and additionally to share their American-made purchase following the event.

SHINOLA MAKERS MONDAY. Courtesy of Shinola.  (PRNewsFoto/Shinola)

SHINOLA MAKERS MONDAY. Courtesy of Shinola. (PRNewsFoto/Shinola)

The site will also host a database of American makers and producers as well as provide an opportunity for additional businesses to register.  Consumer suggestions are encouraged, making www..MakersMonday.com an evolving, crowd-sourced portal for all things well designed, and well made in the US.

Shinola will also be featuring Makers and sharing related content every Monday throughout the year on Makers Monday-dedicated social channels:

Facebook: https://facebook.com/makersmonday

Twitter: https://twitter.com/makersmonday

Email: info@makersmonday.com

Instagram: http://instagram.com/makersmonday

Youtube: http://www.youtube.com/user/makersmonday

Vimeo: http://vimeo.com/makersmonday

Bill and Melinda Gates Select Four Charities for Giving Tuesday

Bill and Melinda Gates are supporting Giving Tuesday, a national day of giving on Dec. 3 (http://community.givingtuesday.org/Page/billandmelinda). As part of that movement, the Gates’ are highlighting four of the organizations they personally support, in an effort to help others who want to donate to effective charities this holiday giving season.

Now in its second year, Giving Tuesday is a movement to add a national day of giving to the holiday calendar following Thanksgiving, Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Giving Tuesday is an opportunity for the giving community to come together to support worthy causes and to encourage giving. During Giving Tuesday in 2012, online giving increased by nearly 50 percent from the previous year according to some measures, and more than 50 million people worldwide spread the word about Giving Tuesday.

Bill and Melinda Gates’ top four causes to donate to this Giving Tuesday include these:

www.DonorsChoose.org is an online charity that makes it easy for anyone to help students in need. Public school teachers from every corner of America post classroom project requests on the www.DonorsChoose site, and visitors can give any amount to the project that is most inspiring to them.

Heifer International empowers families to turn hunger and poverty into hope and prosperity by helping bring sustainable agriculture and commerce to areas that need it most. The animals provide partners with both food and reliable income, as agricultural products such as milk, eggs and honey can be traded or sold at market.

Save the Children gives kids in the United States and around the world what every child deserves: a healthy start, the opportunity to learn and protection from harm, especially when disaster strikes. When disaster strikes, Save the Children advocates and achieves lasting change for millions of children. They save children’s lives.

World Vision is dedicated to working with children, families and their communities worldwide to reach their full potential by tackling the causes of poverty and injustice. World Vision works on every level to achieve the goal of child well-being — from international activism to checking in on children face-to-face.

No matter who you support, and how much you give, it’s a great way to help create a better world,” said Bill Gates, co-chair of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.

As the holiday shopping season begins, individuals are encouraged to contribute what they can to these worthy causes — or any other charitable organizations — to make a positive impact.

Elton John AIDS Foundation and Mylan Give $1 Million to Nigeria for the Elimination of Mother-to-Child Transmission of HIV

Mylan Inc., one of the world’s leading pharmaceutical companies, and the Elton John AIDS Foundation (EJAF) announced that they will give a combined $1 million to the Business Leadership Council for a Generation Born HIV Free (BLC) for the elimination of mother-to-child transmission (eMTCT) of HIV in Nigeria.

The Business Leadership Council for a Generation Born HIV Free is a private sector-led initiative with one goal: to end transmission of HIV from mothers to their children by the end of 2015. The BLC is committed to bringing a business mindset to this global effort, working behind the scenes to catalyze action that unblocks obstacles, amplifies the work of others, and drives a step change in the world’s pace toward a generation born HIV-free. For more information go to: www.joinbornfree.org

Nigeria is home to 3.4 million people living with HIV, with approximately 60,000 children newly infected with the virus in 2012 alone – the most of any nation in the world.[1] For many years, the mother-to-child transmission rate there has remained at 30%[2], despite other countries – from the U.S. to Botswana – virtually eliminating mother-to-child transmission of HIV.

To fund this initiative, Mylan has donated $500,000 to EJAF, which will be matched dollar-for-dollar by EJAF, with total funding of $1 million going from EJAF to the BLC. The funding will initially target two of the 13 highest priority states for eMTCT in Nigeria – Plateau and Federal Capital Territory. The funds have been made immediately available to BLC in order that this work in support of the state governments and their partners can commence right away.

The global community, led by UNAIDS and the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), has agreed on a Global Plan to eliminate mother-to-child transmission of HIV by the end of 2015. The plan’s success depends on Nigeria, as it accounts for more than a quarter of all new infections.

In 2012, the BLC launched a partnership with the Government of Nigeria’s Save One Million Lives team to catalyze data-driven, state-by-state operational plans, innovative policies and dedicated management capacity to facilitate scale up of eMTCT services in collaboration with other government entities and implementers. Their partnership has leveraged private sector resources to maximize the impact of funds already available for parts of the program like healthcare workers and medicines. The partnership was tested in Nasarawa state, which, under the leadership of the state government, PEPFAR, and the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria, tripled the number of women being tested for HIV and doubled the number of facilities offering eMTCT services. As a result, 80% of women who tested HIV-positive are now on treatment to prevent their children being born with the virus. The BLC, in collaboration with many other private funders, is now supporting the Save One Million Lives team within the Government of Nigeria to apply this successful model across a dozen more high-priority states.

The $1 million commitment by Mylan and EJAF will support this scale up effort through 2015, contributing to the national goal of testing 90% of pregnant mothers and treating those who are HIV-positive. Continue reading

Steve Wynn Unveils Floral Sculptures by Event Designer, Preston Bailey

A CUSTOM-DESIGNED HOT AIR BALLOON AND CAROUSEL DEBUT AT WYNN LAS VEGAS

As part of the resort’s continued commitment and appreciation of public art, Wynn Las Vegas unveiled two floral installations conceptualized by acclaimed event designer, Preston Bailey. The resorts feature an array of publicly displayed art, including works by the renowned Colombian artist Fernando Botero, Raoul Dufy, Miriam Schapiro, Frank Owen, Tim Bavington, Viola Frey, Kazumi Yoshida and Jeff Koons.

Floral carousel, designed by Preston Bailey, unveiled at Wynn Las Vegas

Floral carousel, designed by Preston Bailey, unveiled at Wynn Las Vegas

Globally-celebrated for his unique ability to transform ordinary spaces into lush, theatrical environments, Bailey is known as the premier event designer for a client roster that includes celebrities, royal families, CEO’s and athletes. Known for his ability to transform the dreams of his clients into reality, Bailey is often sought out to create never-seen-before designs that serve as backdrops for some of the most memorable moments of their lives. In addition to his events, Preston is a sought-after artist who has been commissioned to create public art installations in London, Taipei, Hong Kong, New York, and Jakarta.

Floral hot air balloon, designed by Preston Bailey, unveiled at Wynn Las Vegas

Floral hot air balloon, designed by Preston Bailey, unveiled at Wynn Las Vegas

The visually stunning hot air balloon and animated carousel will indefinitely reside in the atrium at Wynn Las Vegas. The installations were crafted by Wynn Design and Development and Forte Specialty Contractors. Constructed with a core made of fiber-reinforced plastic, the sculptures are adorned with more than 110,000 flowers, artistically arranged in a vibrant color palette. The hot air balloon stands 20 feet tall and weighs 4,000 pounds, while the carousel is 13 feet tall, 16 feet wide and weighs 6,000 pounds. Both installations feature theatrical lighting and are accompanied by festive music. In total, more than 3,500 hours went into completing the installations.

The new floral sculptures complement the existing décor elements within the Wynn atrium, which was designed to create a soft, lush atmosphere that acts as a decompression zone as guests enter the resort. The atrium is home to 50 year old Ficus trees that are surrounded by ten different species of dark and light green base plants. Floral sculpture balls, consisting of nearly 50,000 flowers, hang from the Ficus trees in a combination of colors and sizes. Every three weeks, more than 5,000 seasonal flowering plants are replaced in color palettes matching the season, creating an ever-changing space for guests to enjoy.

When developing the concept of the floral sculptures, Bailey looked to childhood inspirations to play upon the existing whimsical theme of the Wynn atrium. Having always been fascinated by the magic of a carousel and the imposing imagery of a hot air balloon, Bailey translated that captivation into floral interpretations that could live forever in the memories of guests visiting Wynn Las Vegas. Continue reading

UGG® Australia to Host 4th Annual Holiday Register Drive To Benefit Boys & Girls Clubs of America

Keeping the tradition of bringing comfort and joy to shoppers this holiday season, UGG Australia will partner with Boys & Girls Clubs of America for the fourth year in a row, hosting a register drive to raise funds for the organization.  All 41 domestic UGG Australia stores (including 22 concept stores and 19 outlets) will participate in the holiday initiative, kicking off November 29th and running through December 31st.

UGG Australia Sparkle Stockings $45.  (PRNewsFoto/UGG Australia)

UGG Australia Sparkle Stockings $45. (PRNewsFoto/UGG Australia)

For more than 100 years, Boys & Girls Clubs of America (www.GreatFutures.org) has enabled young people most in need to achieve great futures as productive, caring, responsible citizens. Today, more than 4,000 Boys & Girls Clubs serve nearly 4 million children and teens through Club membership and community outreach. Clubs are located in cities, towns, public housing and on Native American lands throughout the country, and serve military families in BGCA-affiliated Youth Centers on U.S. military installations worldwide. Clubs provide a safe place, caring adult mentors, fun and friendship, and high-impact youth development programs on a daily basis during critical non-school hours. Priority programs emphasize academic success, good character and citizenship, and healthy lifestyles. In a Harris Survey of alumni, 57 percent said the Club saved their lives. National headquarters are located in Atlanta. Learn more at www.bgca.org/facebook and www.bgca.org/twitter.

Shoppers will have the opportunity to make a contribution at the checkout registers in all stores while on the search for the perfect holiday gift this season. In select locations and while supplies last, shoppers who make a donation will receive a complimentary set of BGCA holiday gift tags.

We are thrilled to continue our support of Boys & Girls Clubs of America,” says Constance X. Rishwain, president of UGG Australia.  “Their mission aligns perfectly with UGG’s philanthropic focus of empowering kids and providing them with the tools for a successful future.”

UGG Australia concept and outlet store locations can be found here: http://www.uggaustralia.com/storelocator

(RED) Honors World AIDS Day With The Launch Of New Holiday Campaigns From Partners To Help The Fight Against AIDS

This holiday season, one color unites Theory, Jonathan Adler, Kidrobot, Live Nation Entertainment, Sir Richard’s Condom Company, Beats By Dr. Dre, Starbucks, Fab.com, Belvedere Vodka, Priority Records and Coca-Cola: (RED)

World AIDS Day marks a time to celebrate how far we’ve come in the fight to end AIDS, as well as a time to shine a global spotlight on the monumental, historical opportunity now upon us to deliver the world’s first AIDS Free Generation in over 30 years.  This World AIDS Day, on December 1, cities, organizations, people and brands including – Jonathan Adler, Theory, Kidrobot, Live Nation Entertainment, Sir Richard’s Condom Company,

(RED) honors World AIDS Day with the launch of new holiday campaigns from partners to help fight against AIDS.  (PRNewsFoto/(RED))

(RED) honors World AIDS Day with the launch of new holiday campaigns from partners to help fight against AIDS. (PRNewsFoto/(RED))

Fab.com, Coca-Cola, Priority Records (a division of Capital Music Group), Belvedere Vodka, Beats By Dr. Dre andStarbucks  – are coming together to invite people all over the world to BE (RED) this holiday season.

Deborah Dugan, CEO of (RED) says, “Every year, (RED) marks World AIDS Day by unveiling a number of campaigns and partnerships to add to our long list of supporters, all aimed at focusing the world’s attention on the AIDS crisis and transforming our incredible purchasing power into a global force that saves lives.  Today, I’m so thrilled to announce that Theory, Jonathan Adler, Kidrobot, Live Nation Entertainment and Sir Richard’s Condom Company are all joining (RED) in the fight to end AIDS!  Together, with our current partners, we are turning the holiday season (RED) to show people how their everyday choices can help deliver the first AIDS Free Generation in over 30 years.”

Today, it costs as little as 40 cents a day for two antiretroviral pills which can prevent the transmission of HIV from mother to baby. Still, 700 babies are born with HIV every day.  Though that’s roughly 200 less than in 2012, we can get that number near zero in the next few years.  This World AIDS Day, (RED) and its partners invite the world to:

Make a Bold Fashion Statement for an AIDS Free Generation with (THEORY)RED 
Wearing red makes a bold statement, but wearing (THEORY)RED makes a bold impact.  Theory has partnered with (RED) to create a (THEORY)RED gift card,  as well as a collection of five bestselling classics in (RED)’s signature color for Holiday 2013.  25% of the retail price from each (THEORY)RED item purchased at Theory retail stores globally or at Theory.com will be donated to the Global Fund to fight AIDS.

Design a stylish home with (JONATHAN ADLER)RED   and help deliver an AIDS Free Generation 
This holiday season, home décor enthusiasts can deck the halls (RED) with luxury items from the (JONATHAN ADLER)RED Holiday Capsule Collection.  From November 24 through December 24, Jonathan Adler will donate10% of the retail price from select red-colored products at Jonathan Adler stores or at jonathanadler.com to the Global Fund fight AIDS.  Additionally, all year round, aromatherapy lovers can enjoy the new (JONATHAN ADLER)RED Special Edition Tomato Pop Candle, which features a clean, crisp garden scent and fights AIDS with every purchase.

Get Playful with (KIDROBOT X KEITH HARING) RED for an AIDS Free Generation 
As the premier creator of limited edition art toys, signature apparel and pop culture accessories, Kidrobot has teamed up with (RED) and the Keith Haring Studio to fight AIDS through the universal language of art. Bringing together Kidrobot’s iconic ‘Bot’ sculpture with Keith Haring’s legendary artwork, the (KIDROBOT X KEITH HARING)RED collection includes five amazing and surprising conceptual art pieces.  5% of the purchase of every (KIDROBOT X KEITH HARING)RED item at Kidrobot stores globally or at kidrobot.com will be donated to the Global Fund to fight AIDS.

Donate to (RED) through (LIVE NATION ENTERTAINMENT)RED  for an AIDS Free Generation
Through December 15, fans of concerts, sports, theater and family events can go (RED) by opting to add a $5.00 contribution to their Ticketmaster.com and LiveNation.com ticket purchases. One hundred percent of every donation will go directly to The Global Fund to fight AIDS.

Buy (SIR RICHARDS)RED  Condoms for an AIDS Free Generation – Doing Good Never Felt Better! 
Doing good never felt better with the (SIR RICHARD’S)RED Condom Packs.  Launching the first-ever (PRODUCT)RED Condom Collection, this hip prophylactic brand will be donating 5% of the retail price from the (SIR RICHARD’S)RED 3- and 12-packs to The Global Fund to fight AIDS.

Shop (FAB) RED for an AIDS Free Generation
From December 1-16, holiday gift seekers can enjoy the (FAB)RED store on Fab.com, the one stop shop for (RED) products this holiday season!   Fab is offering a range of over 50 items, including items from (RED) partners such as Jonathan Adler, mophie, Theory, FEED, Kidrobot, Fatboy and more. Fab is also including red-colored Fab-sourced products–ranging from posters and tees to wall décor, enamel letters, and luggage — in the (FAB)RED shop, with 10% of proceeds going to the Global Fund to fight AIDS.

Download DANCE (RED) SAVE LIVES2  on iTunes for an AIDS Free Generation
(RED) and Priority Records bring dance music fans the ultimate soundtrack to World AIDS Day global celebrations with DANCE (RED) SAVE LIVES2 . Currently #1 on the U.S. iTunes Dance Charts, the newDANCE (RED) SAVE LIVES2 album  features the hottest dance and pop artists, including Avicii, Baauer,Benny Benassi, Bingo Players, Calvin Harris, Dada Life, deadmau5, Major Lazer, Martin Solveig, RL Grime, Swedish House Mafia, Tiesto, Tommy Trash and many more!  100% of proceeds go to the Global Fund to fight AIDS.

Move for an AIDS FREE GENERATION with (COCA-COLA)RED 
Help deliver an AIDS Free Generation just by busting a move with cokeREDmoves!  Go toCokeREDMoves.com , download the track, and upload a dance video on YouTube or Instagram using #CokeREDMoves as the title or hashtag.  For each of the first 1000 #CokeREDmoves videos submitted, Coca-Cola will make a $25 per video donation to the Global Fund, up to $25,000, in addition to the $1 million they already donate annually to the Global Fund. Join Harry Shum Jr., the Jabbawockeez, Les Twins, Mega Jam, Omarion, Richy Jackson, Shane Sparks, Autumn Miller, Kathryn McCormickand more who have all joined the MOVEment!

Drink (STARBUCKS)RED  for an AIDS Free Generation
On December 1 st, Starbucks will contribute 10 cents for every handcrafted beverage sold in the US andCanada to the Global Fund to fight AIDS.

Party with (BELVEDERE)RED  for an AIDS Free Generation
Join DJ Mark Ronson and (BELVEDERE)RED at Marquee NYC on November 30 th! 50% of profits of (BELVEDERE)RED goes to the Global Fund to fight AIDS.  (BELVEDERE)RED is available worldwide throughout the holiday season. If you are of legal drinking age, remember to drink responsibly.

Turn up the Beats for an AIDS Free Generation with (BEATS BY DR. DRE PILL)RED 
For one day only – on December 1, World AIDS Day – (RED) partner Beats by Dr. Dre is turning the Beats Pill wireless speaker (RED)!  For every red-colored Pill sold on December 1st, Beats will send a portion of the proceeds to the Global Fund to fight AIDS.  That’s in addition to the (BEATS)RED Solo HD headphones which fight AIDS year round!

See the World Turn (RED) for an AIDS Free Generation 
In its fifth year, our “One Color Unites Us” campaign continues as the world’s most iconic, distinctive landmarks illuminate (RED) on December 1st.  46 buildings will cast red lights across 12 cities this year, incorporating new partner cities such as Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and new partner landmarks such as the Alvin Ailey Theater and Bank of America Tower in New York City. Other incredible participants include the GM Renaissance Center in Detroit, the Hearst and Gehry Buildings in New York, and the CN Tower inToronto, Canada. The complete list of participating landmarks will be available online at blog.joinred.com

(RED) was founded  in 2006 by Bono and Bobby Shriver to engage businesses and people in the fight against AIDS. (RED) partners with the world’s most iconic brands who contribute up to 50% of profits from (RED) branded goods and services to the Global Fund. (RED) Proud Partners include: Apple, Starbucks, The Coca-Cola Company, Beats by Dr. Dre, Belvedere, Claro, SAP, Telcel and Live Nation Entertainment. (RED) Special Edition partners include: Jonathan Adler, Theory, HEAD, Kidrobot, Mophie, FEED, Sir Richard’s Condom Company, Shazam, Girl Skateboards, Nanda Home, Bottletop, Tourneau, Fatboy USA and Bed Bath & Beyond.

To date, (RED) has generated more than $240 million for the Global Fund to fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, to support HIV/AIDS grants in Ghana, Lesotho, Rwanda, South Africa, Swaziland, Zambia, Kenya and Tanzania. 100 percent of that money goes to work on the ground – no overhead is taken. Global Fund grants that (RED) supports have impacted more than 14 million people with prevention, treatment, counseling, HIV testing and care services. (RED) is a division of The ONE Campaign.  Learn more at www.red.org.

THE GLOBAL FUND TO FIGHT AIDS, TUBERCULOSIS AND MALARIA is an international financing institution dedicated to attracting and disbursing resources to prevent and treat HIV and AIDS, TB and malaria.  The Global Fund promotes partnerships between governments, civil society, the private sector and affected communities, the most effective way to help reach those in need. This innovative approach relies on country ownership and performance-based funding, meaning that people in countries implement their own programs based on their priorities and the Global Fund provides financing where verifiable results are achieved.

Since its creation in 2002, the Global Fund has approved funding of US$ 22.9 billion for in 140 countries. To date, programs supported by the Global Fund have provided AIDS treatment for 5.3 million people, anti-tuberculosis treatment for 11 million people and 340 million insecticide-treated nets for the prevention of malaria. The Global Fund works in close collaboration with other bilateral and multilateral organizations to supplement existing efforts in dealing with the three diseases.