Dallas Maverick Shawn Marion Helps Raise HIV/AIDS Awareness, Honored For Philanthropy

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GangStarr Girl / May 24, 2011

NBA players get a lot of negative press but there are those who do the right thing. Shawn Marion of the Dallas Mavericks is known for his philantropic work via the Shawn Marion Foundation. The 12-year NBA veteran typically assists single-parent families through vocational training and adult scholarships but his next community endeavor is helping to spread HIV/AIDS awareness.

Shawn  has partnered with Until There’s A Cure® (UTAC) to help spread awareness and educate people to get more involved in HIV/AIDS testing regardless of age. Until There’s A Cure is a national organization dedicated to eradicating HIV/AIDS by raising awareness and funds to
combat the pandemic.

“I am very excited to partner with UTAC and lend my hand in the fight to help inform our nation about HIV/AIDS,” said Shawn in a press release. “I encourage everyone to go out and get tested, purchase a bracelet and help spread the word.”

Marion joins a long list of celebrities who have endorsed Until There’s A Cure by wearing The Bracelet in the campaign ad, including Jessica Alba,  Kim Kardashian, Laila Ali, Tony Hawk, Carmelo Anthony and many others.

In other news, Shawn will be honored alongside Magic Johnson and Jamie Foxx next month, for his philanthropic efforts.

Visit ShawnMarionFoundation.com for more information.