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Thank you for your support of MH17 and the Malaysian AIDS Foundation/Council.

My Story

On the 17th of July 2014, Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 was shot out of the air over Ukraine airspace, killing all on board. A number of those passengers were AIDS researchers and policy makers headed to the AIDS 2014 conference in Melbourne - amongst those lost include prominent HIV researcher and University of Amsterdam Dept of Global Health head Joep Lange, as well as World Health Organisation spokesman Glenn Raymond Thomas. In honor of MH17 and those lost on board, I am setting up a fundraiser for the Malaysian AIDS Foundation, which manages funds for the Malaysian AIDS Council. The Malaysian AIDS Council supports the works of NGOs and others in providing care and support for people living with HIV/AIDS, raising awareness about HIV/AIDS, and preventing the spread of HIV/AIDS. Your donations will go straight to MAC, minus fees by SimpleGiving (5% plus PayPal charges). I've contacted MAC and they referred me to here as the best way to collect funds from overseas. QUICK GUIDE TO DONATION AMOUNTS: All donation amounts on the site are in Malaysian Ringgit. PayPal takes care of the conversion upon donating. Here is a chart that converts them to US Dollars, approximately (as of 19 July 2014): 1 MYR = 0.31 USD 10 MYR = 3.14 USD 50 MYR = 15.71 USD 100 MYR = 31.41 USD 250 MYR = 78.53 USD 500 MYR = 157.05 USD You can also donate directly via bank transfer to: Name = MALAYSIAN AIDS FOUNDATION Account No = 514105421257 Swift Code = MBB-MBBEMYKL and forward the transaction slip to Arif at arif[at]mac.org.my You can also send a cross cheque made out to the Malaysia AIDS Foundation at: Malaysian AIDS Foundation No 12, Jalan 13/48A, The Boulevard Shop Office, Off Jalan Sentul 51000 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia I (Tiara) am not personally affiliated with MAC - I am, however, Malaysian (and a frequent flyer with MAS) and the recent news events of both MH17 and MH370 have affected me deeply. Thank you for your support.

Recent Donors

  • ElaineMc @ MetaFilter

    I don't have words for how terrible this is-- I hope this helps a little.

    MYR 50 20/07/2014

  • The SimplyGiving.com Team

    Tiara, we feel your grief, and appreciate your efforts to make a difference in the face of adversity.

    MYR 100 20/07/2014

  • Magdalena Escobedo

    MYR 50 19/07/2014

  • Shelagh Pup

    MYR 50 19/07/2014

  • Tiara Shafiq

    MYR 50 19/07/2014

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