Honoring Ana's Story
December 1 is the 20th anniversary of World AIDS Day, an observance created by the United Nations to focus attention on the epidemic that continues to grow across the world.
Today, women account for more than one quarter of all new HIV/AIDS diagnoses. One such women is the topic of Jenna Bush Hager's book Ana's Story.
GFWC's Board of Directors heard Jenna's powerful talk at a meeting earlier this year, and now club members can purchase copies of her book, signed by Jenna, with proceeds supporting UNICEF and their work with women living with HIV/AIDS.
About Ana's Story:
Ana's life is a collection of bits and pieces of her past. Infected with HIV at birth, she's unaware of many details of her early childhood and barely remembers her mother. Living with her strict grandmother, she learns how to keep secrets – secrets about her infection and about the abuse she endures at home. But after Ana falls in love and becomes pregnant at seventeen, she begins a journey of hope – a journey of protecting herself and others. She is living with HIV, not dying from it.
Jenna Bush tells of Ana's struggle to break free from the cycle of abuse, silence, and illness with passion and eloquence. But this is not just Ana's story. It is also the story of many children around the world who are marginalized, neglected, and mistreated.
Signed books are $20 (includes shipping) and supplies are limited. For more information, contact GFWC Executive Assistant Beth Renckens by e-mail or call 202/347-3168 ext. 150.