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The UP 4 THE FIGHT program is the collegiate fundraising and awareness arm of the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation (EGPAF), the primary beneficiary of the funds raised (70%) by Dance Marathon at UCLA. EGPAF is the global leader in the fight to end AIDS in children. Since our founding more than 25 years ago, there has been a 95% decline in new HIV infections in the U.S., and a 58% decline in the number of new infections in children worldwide. But every day, 400 babies are infected with HIV because their families lack access to the health services they need to prevent transmission. Together, we will make that number zero.
Secondary Beneficiary: Project Kindle (19%)
Project Kindle provides a refuge for children who are infected with or affected by HIV/AIDS and provides a place where they can experience a childhood free from the stigma surrounding the disease. Operating in both California and Nebraska, Kindle fully funds each camper’s participation to ensure that any child who wants to attend has the opportunity. 19% of PAC’s funds will go toward funding Camp Kindle West, along with Kindle’s SPEAK OUT (Sharing Personal Experiences and Knowledge, Our Unique Truths) outreach program.
Secondary Beneficiary: UCLA AIDS Institute (10%)
Following the discovery of AIDS at UCLA in 1981, the UCLA AIDS Institute was established in 1992, to provide a unique, multidisciplinary think-tank of over 200 of the world’s top researchers who are assailing HIV from a dozen different disciplines and directions. The Institute is a global leader in research aiming to develop a safe and effective HIV vaccine, and is actively researching gene therapy as a potential cure for HIV infection. 10% of PAC’s funds will go to the UCLA AIDS Institute, funding a seed grant.
Final Beneficiary: PAC Life Skills/Mentorship Program (1%),