Funded! This project was successfully funded on December 3, 2011.

Update #5

What will you do for World AIDS Day?

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It's funny how things happen sometimes. One minute I'm chatting via phone with Maggie from our project partner, PRI Cold Climate, about how to reach our Kickstarter goal. Next thing I know, we are invited to a food- & health-oriented breakfast to share our work the next morning. Thanks to Sandy at Intermedia Arts here in Minneapolis for "eavesdropping" on Maggie's call & extending the invitation. I'm so happy to have gone & met all the incredible people doing incredible work there.

Upon arriving, I was greeted warmly by Sandy & the host, artist Robert Karimi who is an artist-in-residence at Intermedia Arts focusing on food, cooking and health. (I'm excited to find ways to partner with Robert & his engaging, inspiring energy!) I soon learned that the topic for the breakfast was World AIDS Day, which is, of course, today. Stimulating & inspiring conversation roamed the subjects of sex education, engaging youth, using food as a convener, & managing disease through high quality nutrition (something I've studied a lot for myself).

Despite 30 years of the disease, HIV/AIDS rates are climbing. That means that more folks need to be educated regarding prevention & also that more patients need to be educated about how to manage their health. Robert shared that a proper diet (along with exercise & other lifestyle choices) can be a powerful way for patients to stay relatively healthy & to live for many years. By supporting our project, you are also helping some of these very patients to do just that. Thank you.

What will you do for World AIDS Day?

Krista

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      Creator Lisa Sinclair on December 1, 2011

      Robert Karimi is a favorite of mine. His shows, his cooking and his values are excellent and he's a funny guy, too. Catch one of his shows if you get a chance. When I read that you went to Intermedia Arts, I thought, "wouldn't it be great if they connected with Robert:." And you did! I'm glad to have my old fave and my new fave connect.

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