Fueled by concerns about the effects of HIV/AIDS on the lives of their children, two California mothers were inspired to create a non-profit organization, Until There’s A Cure® Foundation in 1993.
The Foundation was the first non-profit organization to create and sell a bracelet to raise funds for a cause. The original bracelet was designed by Isabel Geddes of Florence, Italy in 1993 – a symbolic, simple, elegant, cuff-style bracelet. What distinguishes our Foundation from others seeking to help those affected by HIV/AIDS is that the primary source of financing for this effort is The Bracelet. In featuring The Bracelet, our goals are to unite people around the world; to help increase awareness; and to promote compassion, understanding and responsibility.
Several of our bracelets provide a market for HIV+ craftspeople and support AIDS care and prevention in the developing world.
Our dream is that no one else will become infected with HIV. For those who are HIV positive, we are dedicated on their behalf to educating everyone about the virus and the overwhelming need for love and compassion in fighting this pandemic.
Until There’s A Cure® is a national organization dedicated to eradicating HIV/AIDS by raising awareness and funds to combat the pandemic.
Our goal is to fund prevention education, care services, and vaccine development, and increase public awareness of AIDS, using The Bracelet as the tool. The Bracelet not only serves as a bridge to unite people to fight HIV/AIDS, but helps to increase consciousness, compassion, understanding, and responsibility.
Until There’s A Cure® is committed to:
Funding innovative programs which promote AIDS awareness and prevention education.
Providing financial support for care and services for those living with AIDS.
Supporting and advocating for AIDS vaccine development which offers the best hope for reducing the spread of HIV.