Union in the News for October 18, 2007
From a world away, an appeal for help
By Paul Grondahl - The Times Union
Naomi Tutu, an international human relations scholar, recently spoke at the Nott Memorial and met with students and staff.
Tutu, the daughter of Archbishop Desmond Tutu of South Africa, discussed the Diana Legacy Fund, an international campaign to bring hospice care and other services to people dying of AIDS in sub-Saharan Africa.
The Legacy Fund is named after Diana, Princess of Wales, who supported AIDS causes before her death 10 years ago. Organizers hope to raise $10 million in the next five years to benefit AIDS patients in the region, which contains nearly 50 countries south of the Sahara. The money will be used to train personnel and provide drugs, housing and transportation services.
One of the people who helped launch the Legacy Fund was Phil Di Sorbo ’71. As the co-founder and executive director of the Foundation for Hospices in Sub-Saharan Africa, Di Sorbo regularly visits AIDS-ravaged Africa to offer assistance.
The Times Union chronicled Tutu's visit.
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