M·A·C Cosmetics is going to make twice the impact this year on World AIDS Day. On Saturday, December 1 M·A·C Cosmetics will match all VIVA GLAM product sales on any of the MACcosmetics.com ecommerce sites for a double donation. Typically one VIVA GLAM purchase can buy five meals for a person living with HIV but with M·A·C Cosmetics’ donation match on World AIDS Day a VIVA GLAM lipstick purchased online can buy 10 meals.
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“M·A·C’s commitment to the fight against HIV/AIDS occurs 365 days a year through the sales of our VIVA GLAM products, 100 percent of the sales price of VIVA GLAM products goes directly to the M·A·C AIDS Fund. This year on World AIDS Day, M·A·C is going to make an even bigger impact by matching all sales of VIVA GLAM products purchased on maccosmetics.com and giving twice the money to the M·A·C AIDS Fund,” says John Demsey, Chairman of the M·A·C AIDS Fund and Group President, The Estée Lauder Companies.
To- date the M·A·C AIDS Fund has raised more than $270 million dollars which have helped men, women and children globally living with HIV/AIDS.
Additionally in the week leading up to World AIDS Day, M·A·C Cosmetics employees around the world will put away their makeup brushes and use their helping hands to participate in an annual company-wide volunteer effort for World AIDS Day. Organized by the M·A·C AIDS Fund, this volunteer initiative involves more than 2,000 M·A·C employees in 122 North American cities and 36 countries worldwide.
In India, MAC AIDS FUND partners with NGOs across the country, such as Y.R. Gaitonde Centre for AIDS Research and Education (YRG CARE) in Chennai, SAATHI in Hyderabad, Organisation for Friends Energies & Resources (OFFER) in Kolkata and Committed Communities Development Trust (CCDT) in Mumbai. MAC joins hands with these NGOs to spread awareness about HIV/AIDS in the country. This year M·A·C Cosmetics employees in India are volunteering to support World AIDS Day on December 1st, 2012 by participating in a number of initiatives which are organized by these NGO’s, they donate their time, energy and skills to these local organizations dedicated to improving the well being of individuals living with and affected by HIV/AIDS.
“Our employees take great pride in the fact that 100 percent of each VIVA GLAM sale they make goes directly toward improving the lives of those affected by HIV/AIDS,” said Nancy Mahon, Global Executive Director of the M·A·C AIDS Fund and Senior Vice President of M∙A∙C Cosmetics. “The company is bonded by our commitment to the M·A·C AIDS Fund, the heart and soul of the M∙A∙C brand.”
International, the volunteer efforts will kick off the week leading up to World AIDS Day and on Friday, November 30 through December 1, the M·A·C AIDS Fund will take over M·A·C’s Twitter handle @MACcosmetics to raise awareness of HIV/AIDS and to give a glimpse into the huge impact VIVA GLAM products have made in the lives of those living with and affected by HIV/AIDS. Join in on the conversation using #WAD2012 and #VIVAGLAM2x.
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ABOUT THE M·A·C AIDS FUND
The M·A·C AIDS Fund, the heart and soul of M·A·C Cosmetics, was established in 1994 to support men, women and children affected by HIV/AIDS globally. MAF is a pioneer in HIV/AIDS funding, providing financial support to organizations working with underserved regions and populations. As the largest corporate non-pharmaceutical giver in the arena, MAF is committed to addressing the link between poverty and HIV/AIDS by supporting diverse organizations around the world that provide a wide range of services to people living with HIV/AIDS. To date, MAF has raised $270 million (U.S) exclusively through the sale of M·A·C’s VIVA GLAM products donating 100 percent of the sale price (minus VAT where applicable) to fight HIV/AIDS. For more information visit www.macaidsfund.org