As you know, I have embarked upon a mission to raise at least a billion dollars for people affected by HIV/AIDS in South Africa with The Alive with Clive Top 20.
This mission is part of my promise for the world, which is that:
“By 2030 every person on the planet is lit up, fully self-expressed, and living passionately, creating an upward spiral of brilliance and joy beyond belief!”
In a recent Blog post, “The Lazarus Effect: Shining A Light On AIDS In Africa,” which you’ll see when you click here, I alluded to the disturbing statistics relating to the AIDS crisis in Africa. In particular, I noted that of the 22 million people in Africa who are HIV positive, currently only 3 million are receiving life-sustaining antiretroviral medication at a cost of 40 cents a day on a daily basis.
I was, however, pleased to learn about an encouraging breakthrough in the field of AIDS research in the past few days from a news item that was sent to me by Holly Yee. Click here to see the first article about this breakthrough from the LA Times, and click here to see the second from The Globe and Mail.
By the end of last month, I used the last remaining funds I’ve had available for this project. It has therefore now become necessary for me to secure additional funding so I can accomplish my objective.
Over the past couple of weeks, I have made as much progress as possible with my plan to raise at least a billion dollars for people affected by HIV/AIDS in South Africa with The Alive with Clive Top 20.
To this end, I created a “The Exciting Brand New Alive with Clive YouTube Video Clip Contest!” to make many more people aware of musicians eligible for inclusion in The Alive with Clive Top 20, and unveiled The Alive with Clive Top 20 Plan, in which I discuss how I intend to accomplish my objective. This plan is available for all to see through a link to the right of the video clip on the Home Page of www.alivewithclive.tv. I have also made a summary of this plan in a Power Point Presentation with ten slides available through a link on the Home Page of www.alivewithclive.tv, just under the link to the plan. In addition, I issued two Press Releases, one on July 9, 2010, which you’ll see when you click here, and the second on July 15, 2010, which you’ll see when you click here.
I am now in a position to approach major corporations and devote attention to obtaining the necessary sponsorship for my plan.
I do, however, need more time to make the necessary connections, and funding to stay on track.
In the overall scheme of things, I don’t need that much in the way of funding – just a few thousand dollars.
Based on all the progress I have made, the relationships I have established, the knowledge and skills I have acquired, and the infrastructure I have in place, I will be able to cause those few thousand dollars to do the work of millions of dollars very soon.
But in the meantime, I am looking for 25 or more people to be my Angels so that no one has to pay more than $20 to enable me to continue to make progress, stay focused, and accomplish my objective.
A week ago, a friend of mine, Penny Conlon, ordered ten “I’m Alive with Clive” T-shirts to give away to friends. Unbeknownst to her, she caused me to think of the idea I’m about to present to you, and she is my first Angel!
This is what I have in mind: As one of my Angels, I would like you to have ten or more people you know order an “I’m Alive with Clive” T-shirt for $20 each, and provide me with one address to which I can ship all the “I’m Alive with Clive” T-shirts you order. Alternatively, you could order ten or more “I’m Alive with Clive” T-shirts for yourself and give some or all of them away.
I will pay the shipping for delivery of a batch of ten or more “I’m Alive with Clive” T-shirts to anywhere in the United States. (If you live in a country outside the United States and would like to be one of my Angels, please send me an email to let me know the country in which you live and I will determine the lowest possible shipping rate for you.)
With orders for at least 250 T-shirts within the next few days, I will have the funds to order and ship the T-shirts, stay on track and avoid any interruption in the progress I am making.
It will also buy me time and provide me with the momentum to approach major corporations and invite them to become Alive with Clive Top 20 Plan Launchers, as described in the Press Release I issued on July 15, which you’ll see when you click here, and on the Web page you’ll see when you click here.
As previously mentioned, I find it particularly alarming that thousands of people are dying from AIDS in Africa every day from a treatable and preventable disease, and I want to do everything in my power to alleviate suffering and revitalize health for as many people as possible as quickly as possible.
With your support and a few simple actions on your part as one of my Angels, we will make a profound difference in the lives of millions of people.
A couple of days ago, I put the following post on Facebook:
“In what way is what you’re doing the answer to someone’s prayer somewhere?”
I believe that what I am doing is an answer to the prayers of millions who are suffering.
Without your support, they will continue to suffer and my efforts on their behalf will be impeded and delayed.
I also feel compelled to repeat the following quote, which is always in front of me on my desk:
No man is an Island, entire of itself; every man is a piece of the Continent, a part of the main; if a clod be washed away by the sea, Europe is the less, as well as if a promontory were, as well as if a manor of thy friends or of thine own were; any man’s death diminishes me, because I am involved in Mankind; And therefore never send to know for whom the bell tolls; It tolls for thee. ~ John Donne, Meditation XVII, English clergyman and poet (1572 – 1631)
With your support, we can make a profound and vital difference, and enable my efforts to be accelerated.
For the past couple of years, I have attempted to do as much as possible on my own. My time of operating independently is over. It is now time for me to enter a new phase: the phase of interdependence.
So, if you will be one of my Angels, please ask at least nine or ten friends to order an “I’m Alive with Clive” T-shirt for $20 as soon as possible with you, and click here to place your order for ten or more “I’m Alive with Clive” T-shirts.
And when you submit your order, in a follow up email you can let me know the different sizes people in your group want and also whether they’d like their order to be in support of one of the musicians featured on The Alive with Clive TV Channel on YouTube for the video clip contest, described here, that is currently in progress.
As I did with The “I’m Alive with Clive” T-shirt Launchers, I have created a Special Page on my Web site specially for Alive with Clive Angels, which you’ll see when you click here, to acknowledge and thank every one of my Angels who supports me in fulfilling on this request and who is willing to be featured on this page. To see the Special Page I created for The “I’m Alive with Clive” T-shirt Launchers, click here. There will also be a link to the Special Page on the Home Page of www.alivewithclive.tv.
As a special reward for those who submit orders of at least ten “I’m Alive with Clive” T-shirts by Noon, Eastern time, on Monday, July 19, I will be providing you with access to the recordings of more than a dozen interviews of world-renowned experts I conducted for the Multiply Your Magnificence Radio Show I presented a couple of years ago on AM 1230 WFAS, as well as the recording of the Multiply Your Magnificence One-Day Workshop I presented at the Crowne Plaza in White Plains on April 20, 2007, as soon as I post them in an Amazon S3 account I’ll be establishing soon. For additional information about the Radio Show and Workshop, go to www.multiplyyourmagnificence.com. I will, however, certainly welcome orders after Noon on Monday, July 19, too.
I envisage that when the T-shirts arrive, you and I can all get together with the friends of yours who ordered them and have “I’m Alive with Clive” T parties. To the extent possible, I will arrange for musicians I have interviewed on Alive with Clive to perform at these T parties.
Furthermore, everyone who orders an “I’m Alive with Clive” T-shirt through you will also obtain access to my $24.97 book, Quotes To Multiply Your Magnificence – A Compilation of the Most Inspiring and Insightful Quotes of All Time! and all future updates, FREE, together with bonuses and discounts, after you provide me with their names and email addresses. For additional information about Quotes To Multiply Your Magnificence, click here.
In addition, four dollars from the sale of every “I’m Alive with Clive” T-shirt will be used to turn votes for musicians to be in The Alive with Clive Top 20 into dollars for people affected by HIV/AIDS in South Africa.
I promise you it will be a fun-filled, enriching and rewarding experience to be one of my Angels; the musicians I have interviewed on Alive with Clive will become known by many more people; and lots of people you know will meet new friends in the process of ordering “I’m Alive with Clive” T-shirts.
Please let me know as soon as possible whether or not you are going to be gathering orders to be one of my Angels, so I have a sense of what is happening and who is on board.
And to place your orders for ten or more “I’m Alive with Clive” T-shirts as one of my Angels, and receive free shipping to destinations in the United States, click here.
If you don’t wish to be one of my Angels, but would nevertheless like to order an “I’m Alive with Clive” T-shirt, click here.
I look forward to hearing from you.
www.alivewithclive.tv — multiplying magnificence one guest at a time!
P.S. “I’m Alive with Clive” T-shirts make great gifts, especially when you can order them for only $20!
P.P.S. Please pass the word about this request and opportunity to everyone you know to give them the opportunity to be Angels too. Thank you!