We did it! Up to 8 million more lives can be saved by the Global Fund
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We did it! Up to 8 million more lives can be saved by the Global Fund

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By Patricia Ochieng and Consolata Opiyo, ONE members

September 16, 2016: ONE.org rally at the Hyatt hotel. Photo by Dave Chan.

Canadian ONE members gather at a rally to support the Global Fund on September 16. (Photo credit: Dave Chan)

This weekend was amazing.

One year ago, you helped start a campaign to help make sure all babies could be born HIV-free. That moms could get the treatment they need to fight AIDS and live long, healthy lives. And more than 200,000 people from places all around the world joined with us to say poverty is sexist and to ask Prime Minister Trudeau to make sure girls everywhere get the future they deserve.

And this weekend, you helped make history. On Saturday, we delivered your name straight to Prime Minister Trudeau, and we found out that the Global Fund had just raised nearly 13 billion dollars to help fight AIDS, TB and malaria for the next three years. That means up to 8 million more lives saved because of you.

(Photo credit: Dave Chan)

(Photo credit: Dave Chan)

Today is a day to celebrate —and say thanks. So let’s say thank you together to President Obama for his leadership in this fight. Send a thank-you message to the President on Facebook and Twitter.

We’ve been so impressed by all of your passion and support. It’s a great feeling to know that so many people committed so much to make this happen. You made our voices stronger. You made our message louder. And we shared our message with so many people. World leaders. Canadian ministers. Classmates at home. Even Prime Minister Trudeau— and our leaders listened and acted.

Thank you for everything you did. And let’s say thanks to our leaders.

Send a thank-you note on Facebook or Twitter.

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