December 1st 2010 National Worlds AIDS Awareness Day

World AIDS Day is celebrated on December 1 each year
around the world.  It has become one of the most
recognised international health days and a key opportunity
to raise awareness, commemorate thosewho have
passed on, and celebrate victories such as increased
access to treatment and prevention services.

World AIDS Day 2010: Rates of new HIV infections are slowing, but what now?

   Scores of cities and communities all over the world will dim the lights this December 1st to mark World AIDS Day as part of the Light for Rights campaign which focuses on human rights, HIV and AIDS.

World AIDS Day 2010: More than 100 “light for rights”
 events around the globe showcase vital link
between human rights and aids response

1 December, 2010 New York (December 1, 2010)—Commemorating World AIDS Day 2010, lights on landmarks all over the world—from New York to Paris and from Ethiopia to Thailand—will be turned off Wednesday, December 1, during more than 100 events to remember those lost to AIDS. Those same lights will then be turned back on to emphasize the importance of human rights for people living with HIV and people at risk of infection.

The events are part of a series of nearly 100 global activities marking World AIDS Day and the LIGHT FOR RIGHTS Campaign, organized by UNAIDS, amfAR, The Foundation for AIDS Research, Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS, and the World AIDS Campaign.

“The dimming of lights reminds us of the continued violations of human rights that force marginalized populations and people living with HIV to live in the shadows,” said Michel SidibĂ©, UNAIDS Executive Director. “When cities turn back on the lights, they symbolically remind us of the need to shine the spotlight on the human rights of every person affected by HIV.”

Across the world, thousands of people on six continents and more than 100 events are organizing rallies, symposiums, testing days, and memorial services to mark World AIDS Day under the Light for Rights banner.

America's global fight against AIDS

During a presidency often forced to focus on issues of national security, the fight against global disease was sometimes viewed as an anomaly or exception. It wasn't and isn't. America has a direct stake in the progress and hope of other nations...

In 2003, the President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) was announced.  An ambitious bilateral program to confront the worst of the pandemic with speed and urgency...

Today, thanks to America, other donor nations and the tireless work of Africans themselves, nearly 4 million are now on treatment. Fragile nations have been stabilized, making progress possible in other areas of development...

And has served American interests to help prevent the collapse of portions of the African continent. But this effort has done something more: It has demonstrated American character and beliefs. America is a certain kind of country, dedicated to the inherent and equal dignity of human lives. It is this ideal - rooted in faith and our founding - that gives purpose to our power. When we have a chance to do the right thing, we take it.

On this World AIDS Day, considerable progress has been made. The United Nations recently reported that the world has begun to halt and reverse the spread of HIV/AIDS. However, considerable need remains. Every human life is precious, and far too many people around the world continue to suffer from the disease.

-Obama Administration officials and leaders in the AIDS community will speak at a World AIDS Day event at the White House to reflect on the lessons learned and the path forward in the fight against HIV and AIDS in the United States and around the world. The White House World AIDS Day Event will include keynote remarks as well as a panel discussion with HIV/AIDS researchers and advocates and will be live streamed at 1:30 on

  • It is ashame we lost this past Friday to Nevada.  Obviously Boise State was the better team; we had the chances to make a win, but came up short in the end.  It was one game, one loss of our BSU Bronco Season, and only by only one point.  This game against Nevada, where we were defeated will be our challenge, moving forward knowing we can overcome this defeat and push harder to prove we deserve more than anything to be in that top 5 classification of best College Football Teams in the Nation!  One game doesn’t determine our fate; it doesn’t make us any less of a Football Team this challenge will allow us to show our strength and be that Great Football Team everyone knows we really are & deserves to be recognized as that.  (If you never fail, you’ve never succeeded…)   
The Boise Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure is hosting
a Salvation Army Angel Tree this Holiday Season

The Angel Tree program is a way to collect toys and gift cards for families that need assistance this season, right here in your own community. The toys are then put in the "Toy N Joy" store, where qualified parents shop for their children at no cost to them.

Visit the Komen Boise Office during regular business hours:

-Take a tag or tags off of the Angel Tree

-Purchase a new toy or gift card suggested on the tag

-Drop off the toy or gift card to the Komen Boise Office no later than December 16th by 4:00 PM

Komen Boise Business Hours
Office Closed November 24-26th for the Thanksgiving Holiday
Monday - Friday 9AM - 4PM (Regular Business Hours)

Boise Holiday Parade

Heather Mallary, Miss Idaho Intl.,
Julia Jaquin, Miss Teen Idaho Intl.
& Rachel Landon, Mrs Idaho Intl. 2011

:.~Happy Holidays~.:

Famous Failures

I was really inspired by this video.  Recently I’ve been doing a lot of self development physically, mentally, & spiritually trying to figure out what I FULLY want out of life.  So I decided I would share the power of this message and the challenges life gives us. 

"Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all." Dale Carnegie

“You’ve got to follow your passion. You’ve got to figure out what it is you love – who you really are. And have the courage to do that. I believe that the only courage anybody ever needs is the courage to follow your own dream.” Oprah Winfrey

“The challenges of change are always hard. It is important that we begin to unpack those challenges that confront this nation and realize that we each have a role that requires us to change and become more responsible for shaping our own future.”

“We must look for the opportunity in every difficulty instead of being paralyzed at the thought of the difficulty in every opportunity.”

“To succeed, you need to find something to hold on to, something to motivate you, something to inspire you.” Tony Dorsett

“We must accept infinite disappointment, but never lose infinite hope.” Martin Luther King Jr.

“There is no better place to search for hope than the future; a concept that gives everyone in existence a reason to live.” Amy Newak

“The only limit of our realization of tomorrow will be our doubts of today. Let us move forward with strong and active faith.” FDR

"It takes a lot of courage to release the familiar and seemingly secure, to embrace the new. But there is no real security in what is no longer meaningful. There is more security in the adventurous and exciting, for in movement there is life, and in change there is power." C. Hoppe

“When you have a sense of your own identity and a vision of where you want to go in your life, then you have the basis for reaching out to the world and going after your dreams for a better life." Stedman Graham

"Life is not easy for any of us. But what of that ? We must have perseverance and, above all, confidence in ourselves. We must believe that we are gifted for something, and that this thing, at whatever cost, must be attained." Marie Curie

Succeed with a Positive Attitude

Miss Idaho USA 2011 Pageant

Miss Idaho USA 2011 Pageant

March of Dimes - Governor's Ball

The 3rd Annual March of Dimes Blue Jean Ball hosted by
Honorary Chairs Governor and First Lady Otter

Heather Mallary, Miss Idaho Intl. 2011 &
Julia Jaquin, Miss Teen Idaho Intl. 2011
at the March of Dimes - Governor's Ball

The first great polio epidemic in the U.S. was in 1916. The disease infected mostly children, killing thousands and leaving many more paralyzed. On a summer day in 1921, Franklin D. Roosevelt became one of its victims and the March of Dimes was born.

Through life saving research we beat polio, but we continue our efforts to help children today by working to save babies from the silent crisis of premature birth.
Our mission is to improve the health of babies by preventing birth defects, premature birth, and infant mortality. We carry out this mission through research, community services, education and advocacy to save babies' lives. March of Dimes researchers, volunteers, educators, outreach workers and advocates work together to give all babies a fighting chance against the threats to their health: prematurity, birth defects, low birthweight.

College Game Day - ESPN

Erin Andrews & Kirk Herbstreit

Boise State Broncos Coach, Chris Peterson with
ESPN Sports Announces
on College Game Day

Idaho International Queens with Desmond Howard - ESPN

Women's Fitness Celebration

Heather Mallary, Miss Idaho Intl. 2011 with
Carolyn Holly, Channel 7 News

Heather Mallary, Miss Idaho Intl. 2011 with 3-A-Day
and the importance of eatting right and living a healthy lifestyle.

With the Girls from Naked Glow
-Makeup, Skincare & Everthing you need to look
Amazingly Beautiful!

American Heart Association Event

American Heart Association

Heather Mallary, Miss Idaho Intl. 2011 &
Rachel Landon, Mrs. Idaho Int. 2011
with Members of the American Heart Association
of Boise, Idaho

Their Mission: is to build healthier lives, free
of cardiovascular diseases and stroke.
That single purpose drives all we do.
The need for our work is beyond question.

Hyde Park Street Fair

Heather Mallary, Miss Idaho International 2011
Attending Hyde Park, Boise - Idaho
 Sunday Market
(Featured in Boise Style)

Brown & Crossing Sunday Street Market

Heather Mallary, Miss Idaho Interational 2011
Attending the Brown & Crossing
Sunday Street Market

Organic GMA Honeys Healing Salve *made with love
Boise, Idaho
~Co-Owner: Allie Mae Hillman~

-Art Work-

*Green Sleeves*
2429 E. Meadowgrass, Meridian - Idaho
~Owners: Ruth Gray & Jenna Fadel~