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World AIDS Day: A message from Stephen Lewis

It’s like all the wars of the twentieth century wrapped into one. 30 million have died. 34 million live with the virus. Two and a half million new infections last year; 330,000 are children. More than 50% infected in Africa are women. And right at the point when we could subdue the pandemic of HIV/AIDS, we’re running out of money. Treatment reaches fewer than half the target. And people say the AIDS pandemic i ... Continue Reading »

“Stirring Memories” on CTV News Edmonton

Members of the GANG were on CTV News Edmonton to feature their latest project, a food memoir called Stirring Memories: Recipes and Reflection, and demonstrate one of the delicious recipes from the book – Croissant Bread Pudding with Rum Sauce.  You can view the video clip by clicking here. Stirring Memories is a wonderful collection of 80 submissions, made up of stories and recipes remembering our family a ... Continue Reading »

Granny Bulletin: November 26, 2012

In this Granny Bulletin: 1.   Update from the Foundation: ·         Hope Rising! 2012 ·         Update on the Grandmothers book 2.   2013 Stride National Walk – Save the Date 3.   Focus on African Projects: Grandmothers Against Poverty and AIDS (GAPA) 4.   Focus on Fundraising: Royal City Gogo’s Art Show 5.   Update from GRAN Warm greetings grandmothers, What an inspiring and busy ... Continue Reading »

Chilliwack grannies filling empty bowls on Nov. 25

Chilliwack Progress, November 22, 2012. By Jennifer Feinberg. Filling an empty bowl is the perfect metaphor for a group of Chilliwack grandmothers raising funds for African grandmothers left to care for grandchildren orphaned by AIDS. “In the last few years, the media spotlight has dimmed on the HIV/AIDS epidemic,” says grandmother Doreen Morrey, coordinator of the Chilliwacky Gogos. “And sadly, a ... Continue Reading »

Grandmothers Against Poverty and AIDS (GAPA) Has Positive Impact on Mitigating HIV/AIDS Impact in the Community

StarAfrica.com, October 18, 2012.  By Bristol-Meyers Squibb Foundation Survey finds empowerment programme helps 57 percent of respondents reduce socioeconomic impact of HIV/AIDS by providing tools to reduce poverty and emotional burden of disease. New research presented today at the first Africa Regional Conference on Gerontology and Geriatrics concluded that Grandmothers Against Poverty & AIDS (GAPA), a nonpr ... Continue Reading »