Hello, fellow humans!
I simply wanted to show my support for Magic Johnson’s "Point Forward Day" that took place today, November 7, 2011.
20 years ago, Magic Johnson, at the prime of his basketball career, made a bold move and told the world about his HIV status.
This year also marks the 20th anniversary of the Magic Johnson Foundation. To celebrate this milestone, the foundation is launching a twelve-month program of special events and activities for what will be called MJF: 20.
Most people only know about the foundation’s hand in HIV awareness, but I wanted to shed a little light on the rest of foundation’s work. HIV awareness is very important, but the foundation does more than that.
It also has Community Empowerment Centers, which gives children and adults access to computers and the training they need to compete in today’s technology-dependent world.
There is another thing that MJF does that is pretty close to me. The foundation has something called the Taylor Michaels Scholarship Program, and that gives financial support, leadership development, and mentoring to hundreds of college students each year. Some of you know that I happen to be one of those college students, and I’m telling you...the program has helped me immensely with being ready for college and life...and so on.
If you want to read up and figure out more about the foundation, visit www.magicjohnson.com/foundation.
Oh! When you go to the site and watch the video that automatically pops up, you'll see me in there if you pay attention...but that's irrelevant. =)
It would be more than awesome if you could DONATE to the foundation.
You could text “Magic” to 80888. Or, you could visit www.magicjohnson.com/foundation to donate online.
Tell your family! Tell your friends! Tell your neighbors! Tell your co-workers!
If you’re broke, at least be a little publicist by tweeting this, making a Facebook status, or saying something about this on MySpace...if you’re still on that bloody thing.
Type this up on your blog: blogspot, tumblr, wordpress...whatever you need to do to SUPPORT! SUPPORT! SUPPORT! That would be awesome.
That’s about it! Hope you have an amazing day!