Foundation and Jewelers for Children Celebrate Partnership in the Fight Against Pediatric HIV/AIDS
One of the Foundation’s most dedicated supporters is Jewelers for Children (JFC), a charitable organization comprised of businesses and individuals in the jewelry and watch industries. JFC is deeply committed to helping children in need, and since 1999 has designated the Foundation as one of its JFC Legacy Charity partners.
In fact, JFC was one of the first partners to help the Foundation bring programs to prevent mother-to-child transmission of HIV to Africa. JFC has contributed more than $8.5 million to our efforts to eliminate pediatric HIV/AIDS worldwide.
This past weekend, our friends JFC invited us to join them in Las Vegas, Nevada, for their 15th annual Facets of Hope benefit. Each year, this event honors the charitable work done by the jewelry industry in support of organizations helping children who are the victims of catastrophic illness or life-threatening abuse and neglect.
At this weekend’s benefit, JFC announced a renewed $500,000 commitment to the Foundation for 2013, which will continue to support our global implementation work and help bring lifesaving programs to the women, children and families that need them the most.
I had the pleasure of being in attendance at the event to thank members of JFC for their dedication to the Foundation. We continue to be deeply appreciative of JFC’s support and are very thankful for their continued partnership in the fight against pediatric HIV/AIDS.
Jill Davis is Director of Brand Management and Interactive Communications for the Foundation in Washington, D.C.