Y’all already know — I’ve been rocking the red pump for a while now! The Red Pump Project, a charitable organization led by my friends Luvvie of Awesomely Luvvie and Karyn of The Fabulous Giver, does everything it can to ensure that women are empowered with knowledge about HIV/AIDS and the issues surrounding it. When I first moved to Chicago, the Red Pump Project threw me one helluva welcome party. And now, in honor of World AIDS Day, we’re having yet another fabulous event on December 2nd, from 6 to 9 p.m.

Chicago bellas and fellas, please join me for Say RED…Cocktails and Conversation. Ladies, wear your red shoes, fellas, rock your red ties. We’re going to enjoy the sushi and ambiance at Ai Sushi Restaurant & Lounge, and raise funds for local AIDS charities with fabulous gift bags and a silent auction. There’ll be $5 martinis ALL night, $4 sushi until 7 p.m. Items up for grabs include an incredible skin care package from MAC cosmetics, amazing handmade bracelets by esteemed AIDS activist Rae Lewis Thornton, beautiful jewelry by Pretty Afrika, and a registration to Blogging While Brown.

(We’re still looking for fabulous items to be raffled, so if you’d like to donate an item please e mail me at ASAP!)

Click here to RSVP, and I sure hope to see you on December 2!



The Frugalista Files says:
November 27, 2009, 5:30 pm
I want to go! Have fun! It's a wonderful event.
JenG says:
November 28, 2009, 12:01 pm
I wish that I lived in Chicago!What a great idea! Is there a Red Pump Project in other cities?
URGENT message from Helene says:
November 29, 2009, 7:42 pm
Bella! Have you been hacked or is it my computer??? There's a pop up window that tries to open when I access your site and, trust me, you don't want it! It's some kind of prono site... Please, please, PLEASE check with your tech people soon!!!
bella says:
November 29, 2009, 8:47 pm
Helene, THANK YOU for letting me know. I'm working on this right now. And I'm three kinds of disgusted. SMH =(
Victoria says:
November 29, 2009, 10:11 pm
I would love to be able to attend this! Thank you for sharing!
URGENT message from Helene says:
November 30, 2009, 10:46 pm
Bella, looks like its fixed! Thank goodness for your promptness! U da best! Hugs from Montreal, Canada!
Lianne says:
December 2, 2009, 8:14 am
Bella! I wish I could come! Have fun tonight lady! ;-) xxxooo L
Be Regret Free says:
December 2, 2009, 7:44 pm
Please check out this HIV/AIDS awareness psa on If you check it out, please leave a comment. Your feedback is much appreciated!


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