There could be a cure for AIDS by 2020, as a person has already been relieved of the disease for a second time. But research for the cure would not be where it is now without the help and funding of individuals. One of these amazing people happens to be Donata Meirelles.
Meirelles does what she can to help fund the groups that work towards bettering the lives of those afflicted with AIDS. The primary group that she works with is the American Foundation for AIDS Research. Together, they hope to achieve their Countdown to a Cure mission.
The Countdown to a Cure mission aims to provide $100 million to those scientists researching for a cure. The University of California, San Francisco, gives out many of the grant money through applications. The mission has sent $3.5 million to six research teams under ARCHE and also another $1.2 million to an assortment of other AIDS innovators. Watch Donata Meirelles on Youtube to know more.
AmfAR offers charities to raise both money and awareness. They auction various items and experiences, and recently, in Cannes, France, took in around $20 million. Donata Meirelles has been supportive all the way, and encourages her following of about 463 thousand followers to do what they can.
Eight years ago was when Meirelles was introduced to the cause and amfAR by a friend. She was so moved by the relentlessness of those involved that she decided to involve herself as well. The galas and events have been bringing in more and more funds to help the cause. There is hope that the recent and groundbreaking progress will be enough to get people rallied together to finish the studying to bring a cure for those with AIDS.
Donata Meirelles is certainly optimistic that there will not be many more afflicted for life with the dreaded disease that is AIDS. Read more: https://www.marathi.tv/celebridades-brasileiras/quem-e-donata-meirelles/