Keep a Child Alive

In celebration of Keep a Child Alive's 10th Anniversary, we invite you on a trip down memory lane - to share some of the special moments in our journey so far and join with us as we move forward into the next 10 years.


Blue Roof
Clinic +

In 2005, Keep a Child Alive opens the Blue Roof Clinic in Durban, South Africa with the help of our co-founder Alicia Keys and The Stephen Lewis Foundation.

Into India +

In 2007, Keep a Child Alive begins working in India through multiple partnerships with local organizations. In 2010, Keep a Child Alive expands it's work through a partnership with Sahara Aalhad, located in Pune, which provides dignified HIV care and support to children and families.

Alicia In
Africa +

In 2008 'Alicia in Africa' was one of the first documentaries available for free download via MySpace and Spiral Frog and was an Official Honoree at the 13th Annual Webby Awards for outstanding content.

Black Ball +

On December 1, 2004, the first Black Ball is held at the Hammerstein Ballroom in NYC. It's been held every year since, raising $18.5 Million to date.

Alive +

In 2009, Keep a Child Alive pioneers the first charitable text-message campaign 'Text ALIVE' in the United States, raising over half a million dollars from individual $5 donations.

Keep A
Child Alive
w/ Alicia Keys +

To commemorate World AIDS Day, 'The Keep a Child Alive with Alicia Keys' documentary debuts on Showtime on December 1, 2011.

Beginning +

In 2003, founder Leigh Blake meets Anne, a mother in Mombassa, Kenya, who does not have enough money to buy her 3 year-old son, Brine, the HIV treatment needed to keep him alive. Leigh then partners with Alicia Keys to form Keep a Child Alive.

Alive Medical
Services +

In 2005, Keep a Child Alive partners with Alive Medical Services in Kampala. With initially only six clients, Alive Medical Services now serves over 11,000 people living with HIV.

Digtial Death
Campaign +

Keep a Child Alive's Digital Death Campaign raises $1 Million and wins an Effie Award in 2012.

Initiative +

In 2013, Keep a Child Alive launches a bold strategy to engage and meet the needs of the growing number of young people living with and affected by HIV in sub-Saharan-Africa and India.

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