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Hello beautiful friends and family!

Maja Bernstein

This year, I am once again committed to standing on my feet for 12 hours at my final Berkeley Dance Marathon in an effort to represent the mental, physical, and emotional challenges faced by children living with HIV.

As many of you know, I have participated in Dance Marathon since my freshman year of high school, and while the cause I am supporting has changed, my passion for this event has not. In my final year, I have been appointed Executive Director of DM. I have dedicated countless hours to planning this awesome event and educating the Cal community throughout the year so that we can continue to make a real change and help combat this preventable global epidemic.

Berkeley’s Dance Marathon supports the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation: the world's leading organization that seeks to eliminate pediatric HIV infections. Everyday 400 children are infected with HIV, last year that number was 600. This sharp decrease is largely thanks to the work of EGPAF. Not only does EGPAF provide women with the medications needed to prevent mother to child transmission, but they also provide the means to carry out these treatments including transportation to their facilities, educational programming, counseling, and sociological research aimed at reducing stigma within communities.

This year EGPAF has teamed up with UNAIDS and PEPFAR to launch the Start Free, Stay Free, AIDS Free by 2020 initiative. This initiative is a fast-track framework for ending AIDS in children, adolescents, and young women by 2020 and therefore establishing the world’s first AIDS free generation. While this goal may seem ambitious, it is 100% achievable since the means to preventing HIV infections are available.

Here's where you come in and can join me in this fight against Pediatric AIDS. Please consider donating to my cause here, as any amount can really make a difference!

If you are feeling extra generous, please consider sharing my page with your friends and family!

Thank you so much for your continuing support! I greatly appreciate it!

Love always,

Maja

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Your Majasty: I am so proud of you, and your leadership of the Berkeley Dance Marathon Team. Thank you for raising much needed support for the Elizabeth Glazer Pediatric AIDS Foundation. Love, Auntie S
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