We wanted to crow just a bit so we could give particularly well-deserved special recognition to Lambda Sigma Upsilon, Latino Fraternity Inc.(LSU) for its consistent and unsolicited support to AID FOR AIDS. That group became our partner a few years back and has since maintained an ongoing collaboration with us in many ways. This is something that makes us particularly proud.
The group, composed of Latino students driven by a common mission, has chosen AID FOR AIDS as its organization of choice. Whether it’s donations as a result of the fraternity’s fundraising events, their energizing participation with us at every AIDS WALK in New York or teams of volunteers that have been deployed in support of our activities, LSU has been beside us every step of the way – and it hasn‘t gone unnoticed.
AID FOR AIDS has also acted as advisor and supporter of that group’s “Live Safe” campaign, an amazing effort led by the fraternity – and akin to our mission – to increase awareness about the importance of HIV preventive education and HIV testing as key elements to eradicate the HIV epidemic among youth.
To our friends at LSU, we deeply thank you from the bottom of our hearts for the myriad types of support throughout the years. Just this year alone, your April donation (made by the Coba Chapter from funds collected at their national step dance show in Judgment Day) along with the nearly 50 walkers who joined us for AIDS WALK New York and the choosing AID FOR AIDS as your flagship organization to be showcased during your participation at the Puerto Rican Pride Parade in New York this coming June shows the variety of ways in which you walk the talk. Your willingness to be part of our mission and the global community of people working for a world without a trace of HIV is more than just admirable.
About Lambda Sigma Upsilon (LSU) Latino Fraternity Inc.
The LSU fraternity was established on April 5, 1979 at Rutgers University by 20 students who sought to unify young Latinos on campus in order to assist in improving access to university resources. Now, celebrating 33 years in existence, the fraternity continues to make significant strides in better uplifting young men of all cultures, the campus community and the community-at-large. The organization is currently comprised of 59 undergraduate and 5 alumni chapters around the United States and growing.
The Lambda Sigma Upsilon Latino Fraternity has designated HIV/AIDS awareness and prevention as its national philanthropy and launched the “Live Safe” public service campaign to raise awareness of as well as collect funds for the cause. Over the years, AID FOR AIDS has become an important partner of choice when they are raising funds or wish to contribute other resources and their “go to” source for the most up to date information when advocacy is needed.