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The Magic Johnson Foundation and Abbott Expand Focus of 'Campaign to End Black AIDS' to African-American Women in 2008
Date:11/30/2007

ested and seek treatment is crucial to helping prevent HIV in the African-American community," said Earvin "Magic" Johnson. "I am thrilled that many prominent leaders in the African-American community are standing with me to help in this effort, and I hope together we can access all of our networks and call on our friends to lower the number of new infections caused by this devastating epidemic."

"At Abbott, we are proud of our partnership with the Magic Johnson Foundation and our accomplishments in addressing this public health crisis, but we recognize that significant work remains," said Mary Szela, senior vice president, Pharmaceutical Operations, Abbott. "We have set our sights on reaching even more people in 2008 and will continue to help combat this epidemic in minority populations."

To learn more about the "I Stand with Magic Program and Campaign to End Black AIDS" or to join the program, visit http://www.istandwithmagic.com.

About "I Stand with Magic"

Through the "I Stand with Magic" program, Abbott and the Magic Johnson Foundation are joining forces to address the alarming rate of HIV/AIDS in the African-American community by aiming to reduce the new HIV infection rate in half over five years. Through this partnership, Earvin "Magic" Johnson and Abbott hold educational activities and testing events in cities with high HIV infection rates. In 2006, the initiative embarked on a 10-city tour of high schools and counseling centers across the nation to provide HIV testing, education and additional resources for HIV-positive individuals. In 2007, the campaign has visited almost 200 churches, high schools and colleges. For more information and to "stand with Magic" in the fight against HIV/AIDS, visit http://www.istandwithmagic.com.

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