Friday, October 30, 2009

BWI: FXB India Suraksha Runs for Children Orphaned by AIDS and Poverty at Airtel Delhi Half Marathon

Press release from Business Wire India
Source: FXB India Suraksha
Friday, October 30, 2009 05:56 PM IST (12:26 PM GMT)
Editors: General: Consumer interest, Social issues, Sports; Business: Advertising, PR & marketing, Media & entertainment, Sports
FXB India Suraksha Runs for Children Orphaned by AIDS and Poverty at Airtel Delhi Half Marathon
Hopes Alive - There is Life Beyond HIV/AIDS - Join Us to Make it a Reality

New Delhi, Delhi, India, Friday, October 30, 2009 -- (Business Wire India) -- -- Globally, 15 million children are estimated to have lost one or both parents to AIDS

-- Every 15 seconds, a child loses a parent to AIDS

-- In India itself, thousands of children are estimated to be infected by HIV/AIDS

On November 1, 2009 is the Airtel Delhi Half Marathon (ADHM) and FXB Suraksha is making its first presence along with Ishara Puppet Theatre Trust, to raise funds and friends for children affected by AIDS and poverty. The number of children rendered vulnerable on account of AIDS is enormous and increasing every day. FXB Suraksha and Ishara Puppet Theatre are participating in the Great Delhi Run in a group of around 35 runners to build awareness for the cause and raise funds for the organization's work. Our theme for the event is "Hopes Alive - There is life beyond HIV/AIDS - Join us to make it a reality". There would be five life size characters and a 7 feet tall Red Ribbon from Ishara Puppet Theatre Trust to spread the message of adopting safe behavior and educating about different modes of HIV transmission. The characters would illustrate the story of a family who know and understand the value of life which is why they adopt all the necessary precautions to keep themselves and their children safe from HIV/AIDS. This knowledge is a prerequisite for a secure and happy childhood for all the children.

FXB Suraksha is a non-profit section 25 company working in India, currently implementing programmes in 15 States and Union Territories of India and directly supporting 5078 affected children. Founded by Countess Albina du Boisrouvray, a dedicated Swiss philanthropist, FXB India Suraksha is led by Mr. Gourisankar Ghosh, a former IAS Officer and senior UN Functionary. FXB Suraksha's programmes strive to provide quality care and support to children and families affected by the pandemic and enable them to become self reliant as their right.

Founded by Dadi Pudumjee, Ishara Puppet Theatre Trust, Delhi is known as one of India's innovative modern puppet groups. The group has evolved through the years with puppeteers, traditional artists, actors and dancers, creating a language of gesture "ISHARA". Ishara focuses on training young puppeteers, especially street children. The trust is also currently working on HIV awareness and Substance abuse projects supported by UNESCO Paris and the EU under their non-formal education program. They partner with FXB Suraksha in spreading awareness on HIV/AIDS at various social gatherings and platforms.

The huge number of children orphaned or made vulnerable due to AIDS is a great concern and the focus of our work. We aim to ensure a future for these children where every child can thrive and reach his or her potential as his or her fundamental right. We appeal to you all to be partner and supporter to our effort to reach this goal. Join us, today, to make it a reality!

For further information, visit

Jessy Joy, Manager - Coummunications, FXB India Suraksha, +91 (120) 4751900,


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