Hello I break away from my usual pretty posts filled with flowers, parties, gorgeous decor and things of beauty to ask you a favor.? You know I rarely ask for favors but this is a big and very important one! And to thank you for your time I am offering a little? Antica Farmacista bubble bath giveaway (details at the bottom). One of my most favorite products in the entire world! Do you believe in young people making a difference? Following their heart and passions? Particularly when it involves world causes that could potentially impact and lessen human suffering? And when it is someone who has devoted most of his adult years to this cause that he/she so passionately believes in? So do I! Which brings me to the point of this short post…… My nieces husband, a brilliant PhD? from none other than Harvard University is a finalist in a very prestigious competition, where his groundbreaking work and research on the? early diagnosis of the HIV virus is up for a major award, The Bright Future Prize. He has been selected as one of three finalists? and though all three have clearly done extraordinary work with compelling projects, I believe that what he is doing is so relevant and so urgently needed and to say it could revolutionize the treatment of HIV is not an understatement.? We are so incredibly proud of him and his unbelievable accomplishments. This is a major advancement in the way HIV is being diagnosed at early stages and could potentially alter the catastrophic numbers of deaths that are growing at alarming rates. On top of what he has done,? Hadi is truly? one of the kindest, most humble young men I have had the pleasure to meet, a true gentleman,? he is obviously incredibly intelligent but is so low key and unassuming. It makes me want to root for him that much more! So this is a short and sweet post to introduce Hadi? and I have also? posted the link where you can vote which literally will take 3 seconds of your time. We are most appreciative….. Some startling facts about AIDS- Statistics (from UNAIDS): 35.3 million – Number of people living with HIV/AIDS worldwide in 2012. 2.3 million – New infections worldwide in 2012. 260,000 – New infections in children worldwide in 2012. 1.6 million – AIDS-related deaths worldwide in 2012. 70.8% of the world’s people living with HIV/AIDS live in Sub-Saharan Africa; an estimated 1.6 million people were newly infected with HIV/AIDS in 2012. And if like me, you too think what he is doing is pretty amazing then please cast your vote for him , just click on this link here!? It will only take 3 seconds I promise.? MANY THANKS to everyone for participating. Just think? if he wins, YOU will have? played a part in changing the course of HIV early intervention just by voting! PLEASE FEEL FREE TO SHARE THIS AND SPREAD THE WORD WITH YOUR OWN CIRCLE OF FRIENDS AND FAMILY….KNOWLEDGE IS POWER AND WE ARE MOST GRATEFUL:) And please share this with your friends and family…it is a compelling cause and could change the HIV virus forever. Once you have voted please come back and let me know that you have, and that’s it…you will be in the running for a wonderful Antica Farmacista bottle of the most wonderful bubble bath ever! I will announce the winner on Friday. If you missed my Steals and Deals from yesterday, please click here. Things went really fast and there are only a handful of things left, the good news though…I am still going through boxes and unearthing more treasures so will hopefully put up round 2 early next week:) I have one fabulous post tomorrow for all lovers of chinoiserie and beautiful interiors…stay tuned!