October 26, 2013 12:44 PM EST
Miss Universe Pageant More Than Just A Beauty Contest
Miss Universe pageant is not just about women and the parade of external beauty. It serves a greater purpose in society and a contest with a substance in itself.
"Philanthropy is involved with basic innovations that transform society, not simply maintaining the status quo or filling basic social needs that were formerly the province of the public sector," David Rockefeller, an American philanthropist said.
The Miss Universe's integral role is the charitable platform battling the cause against HIV/AIDS epidemic. Along with empowering women and giving them a voice, the pageant is involved with many charitable works globally. Over the last decade, every Miss Universe winner has traveled the world supporting many causes with focus on spreading awareness for HIV/AIDS prevention, HIV testing, and access to medical care.
Miss Universe's charitable alliances include:
It is a nonprofit organization committed to improving the quality of lives of people living with HIV/AIDS in Latin America and the Caribbean and empowering them and their caregivers by providing access to medication, medical monitoring and treatment/prevention education and promoting leadership and capacity-building.
This nonprofit organization is devoted to form a global volunteer movement that creates opportunities for one-to-one friendships, integrated employment, and leadership development for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
The Elizabeth Glaser Paediatric AIDS Foundation (EGPAF)
This non-profit organization is committed to preventing pediatric HIV infection and eliminating pediatric AIDS through research, advocacy, and prevention, care and treatment programs. Founded in 1988, EGPAF works in 15 countries around the world.
It is a volunteer-supported and community-based not-for-profit organization committed to leading the fight against AIDS in a national platform.
This is an organization that provides wholesome meals for individuals who are diagnosed with serious illnesses. It also provides sustenance counselling and education for their clients, families, care providers and other service organizations.
It is devoted to fighting the spread of HIV/AIDS in the Latino community. The Latino Commission on AIDS provides five core services: health education, HIV prevention, capacity building, advocacy, and health behavioral research.
This is an international children's medical charity that is devoted to heal children's smiles and transforming their lives forever.
It is an HIV/AIDS fundraising and awareness campaign of Population Services International that targets individuals between the ages of 15-24.
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