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Healthcare Is A Human Right - The 30.30 Campaign Of Macklemore & Lewis

30.30 Project: Macklemore & Ryan Lewis on Indiegogo! Join these two, their families and CfC raise money and awareness for affordable healthcare worldwide for HIV+ individuals and help prolong their life.

  by Linda

Ryan Lewis is an American producer, musician and DJ and Macklemore is an American Rapper. Their musical collaboration brought the Macklemore/Lewis single ‘Thrift Shop’ in 2013, reaching #1 on the U.S Billboard Hot 100 chart. The pair have been nominated for 7 Grammy Awards and winning 4; Best New Artist, Best Rap Album (The Heist), Best Rap Song and Best Rap Performance.

 

The 30.30 Project is a Health Project that is close to Ryan Lewis’ heart. In 1984 Julie Lewis gave birth to her first child and needed a blood transfusion, she had HIV+ blood put into her body. When diagnosed, she had been given a few years to live, by this time Ryan Lewis had joined his older sister Teresa in this world. They each had a 25% chance of being born with HIV+, but they were fortunate. Thankfully today that number has gone down to 2% or less if a mother is taking her medication. Thanks to the advanced medicine and healthcare available in the USA, Ryan Lewis’ mom has lived despite the odds, other women in poorer parts of the world aren’t as fortunate. So to honor his mother’s 30 year survivorship, Ryan Lewis, his family and Macklemore started raising funds to build health centers worldwide that will stand strong for 30 years. Hence the 30.30 Project!

The 30.30 Project is partnering with ‘Construction for Change’, a Seattle based non-profit organization, to do the construction, and with local group ‘Partners in Health’ to run and operate the health facilities long term. Giving hope to women and families in other parts of the world, who don’t have access to quality, affordable healthcare. With 100,000 USD, the first phase of a health center in Nsambe, where 1 in 10 are HIV+, will be built, run and operated by Macklemore & Ryan Lewis’s local counterparts from the USA, Abwenzi Pa Za Umogo and Malawi’s Ministry of Health. If their goal is exceeded, more facilities will be built. On the project you can check out the 5 phases of where your donations will go. Also there is a spot for non-profit organizations who work with HIV+ individuals in low income countries to apply for help from the 30.30 Project and CfC.

For monetary donations there are great pledge gifts starting at $15 for a logo postcard, $25 for African Animal Print cards, T-shirts, beautiful jewelry and amazing art. If you don’t have any cash, that’s ok, all they ask is for everyone to raise awareness on all Social Media! Awareness of a serious health issue that always needs to be addressed so more people can have their 30 year survivorship. Go check it out now at Indiegogo.