Everywhere you look in the ZT fansite world, you hear about community...and it is true. We are a community. But it shouldn't
stop there. What have you done lately in real life for your community?
The Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation
creates a future of hope for children and families worldwide by eradicating pediatric AIDS, providing care and treatment to
people with HIV/AIDS, and accelerating the discovery of new treatments for other serious and life-threatening pediatric illnesses.
In 1988, the Pediatric AIDS Foundation was co-founded by Elizabeth Glaser, Susan DeLaurentis and Susie Zeegen. As mothers,
the three friends were compelled to take action after Elizabeth and her husband, Paul, discovered that she, their daughter
Ariel and son Jake were all HIV-infected. At the time, it was not yet widely known that HIV/AIDS was affecting children, so
the issues pertaining to them were not clearly understood. Whether they were talking to lawmakers or researchers, school administrators
or neighbors, Elizabeth, Susan and Susie learned of the need for education and compassion, but also found that research money
was desperately needed. The mission was clear – to get money into the hands of researchers as quickly as possible to
find answers for children infected with HIV.
What began at a kitchen table more than 12 years ago is now the leading
national non-profit organization dedicated to identifying, funding and conducting critical pediatric AIDS research. Today,
there is an entire community of pediatric AIDS researchers that didn't exist before. Fewer children are being born with HIV,
and children with HIV infection are living longer and healthier lives. In every area of the Federal government, from research
priorities at the National Institutes of Health, to the halls of Congress, children with HIV are no longer forgotten.
Glaser died in 1994 but her vision, passion and mission live on in the Foundation and its work. On December 1, 1997 - World
AIDS Day - the Foundation officially enhanced its name to become the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation as a tribute
to Elizabeth's legacy and inspiration in working to find the answers that will eradicate pediatric HIV/AIDS.
is very important, and I thought I would share this with you. If anyone wishes to donate to the Pediatric Aids foundation
in honor of Zoo Tycoon Unlimited and it's third birthday here is how:Donate Online
(direct to PedAids.org)
Donate by Phone: 1(888) 499-HOPE from 9am - 5pm PST
Donate by check: made payable to
Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric Aids Foundation and send to 2950 31st Street #125 Santa Monica CA 90405
Donate via Zoo Tycoon
Unlimited: This option allows you to donate via PayPal to email@example.com (which will in turn be sent to pedaids.org)
or by purchasing special items we will have available soon.
If you do an online donation directly through the pedaids.org
site, we ask you to do the following:
- Under type of donation: In honor of
- Then put Zoo Tycoon Unlimited in the space provided for the name of the honoree
- You may enter a ZTU Birthday message if you like...
You may choose to send an acknowledgement card to: Zoo Tycoon
Unlimited c/o E. Mora, PO BOx 5047, West Lebanon NH 03784 This will let me know that a donation has been made in the name
of ZTU and you will be added to the donor list and be figured into the final numbers. You may also email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
to let us know.
We are running this charity fundraiser through the month of October as part of our birthday celebration.
We hope that you might join us in giving back to the community, and in celebrating ZTU's fifth birthday. Remember, no amount
is too small