South African social commentator and gossip guru Mika Stefano has joined the international “Beat HIV, spread the positive dance4life virus” campaign.
Created by dance4life, the viral campaign is running on Facebook to raise awareness about HIV and AIDS. Several South African celebrities, like Terry Pheto and Khabonina Qubeka, are already part of the campaign.
Stefano kicked-off his involvement in the campaign at the recent Joburg Pride, where a dance4life team spread the positive dance4life virus to the thousands of people who flocked to the Rosebank and Zoo Lake areas.
Dance4life is active in 25 countries, so Stefano does not only join South African celebs, but also International ambassadors like top model Doutzen Kroes and Paul Oakenfold.
The ambassadors for the campaign ask their fans and friends to join them and beat HIV by spreading the positive dance4life virus.
“I’m thrilled to be a part of this important campaign. It’s great that we as young people can create a difference,” said Stefano. “I hope people join me at http://facebook.dance4life.com. By joining the positive dance4life virus and forwarding it to friends, the positive message is spread around the globe,” said Stefano.
The campaigns aims to have more people “infected” with the positive dance4life virus by World AIDS Day (1st December 2010) than people that were infected with HIV during that same period.
Dance4life is an international non-profit organisation founded in 2003 that unites young people through music and dance and empowers them to push back the spread of HIV and AIDS.
South Africa was one of the first countries to set up the dance4life programme and to date has reached over 50,000 young South Africans between the ages 13 to 19.
For more information visit out www.dance4life.com/sa.