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Marilyn Perez

Marilyn Perez

Thank you for visiting. If you know me, you know that this cause is very dear to me, and I always appreciate all the support I can get! Four years ago, at my first Dance Marathon at UCLA, I learned that over 600 babies were born infected with HIV everyday. This year that number is down to 400 but there is still a lot of work to do: with proper care and prevention, mother-to-child transmissions are 100% avoidable.

Your donation goes directly to fund AIDS research at the UCLA AIDS Institute, provide a mother the necessary medications to prevent transmission of the disease to her baby, and helps fund a week of summer camp for local children infected or affected by HIV and AIDS.

To give you an idea of your impact, $19 gives 1 mom about a year's worth of mental health counseling to support her as she starts treatment, and less than $100 provides a year's worth of the the necessary antiretroviral medications to prevent mother-to-child transmission for a family.

If you're not able to donate at the moment, know that the stigma surrounding the disease is even more prevalent than the rates of transmission show. Eliminating the stigma behind the disease costs nothing to you and I, and I hope you'll join me in this way as we work towards achieving an HIV and AIDS-free generation. Reach out to me directly if you're interested in continuing this conversation, I'd love to tell you more about why this is so important to me.

Thank you for believing in this cause, and thank you for supporting me in my fourth and final Dance Marathon as a UCLA student.

"When there's a cure, we'll dance for joy. Until then, we dance for life."

In love and light,


raised of $1,000 goal

Recent Donations

1. Marilyn Perez
Venmo from Lina, Charles, Anthony, Evelyn, Richard, Chris, Emma Thank you!!!
2. PSPamela Shriver
Marathon MP!! All the best Pam & kids
3. MPMarilyn Perez-Mendoza
Venmo from Wyatt
4. LWLorraine Devon Wilke
Decided to top it off a bit... have a great event, Marilyn! Love, Lorraine & Pete
5. Dalma Felenyi
6. MPMarilyn Perez
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