Wednesday, September 5

Mustache Ga Ga

When Momma asked me if I wanted to be a Queen on Sept. 5, this was NOT what I had in mind.

Momma's been a lifelong Queen fan and  is quite proud she got to see them in concert on July 6, 1980 in Phoenix.

Founded in 1992 in Freddie Mercury's name by Queen members Brian May and Roger Taylor and Queen manager Jim Beach, the Mercury Phoenix Trust has quietly helped AIDS charities all over the world. 

The work of the MPT is principally HIV/AIDS education and awareness. Despite all the progress made, this is still the most essential work as each year sees a new generation of sexually active young people risk contracting AIDS through ignorance. Knowledge is equally as important now in the Western world where many people think AIDS has been cured.

Freddie For A Day was the brainchild of Liz Swanton, web editor of the MPT and a City of London Banker who raised more than £1,200 by spending a working day dressed as Freddie.

It was such a wacky idea that MPT decided to make it an annual event coinciding with Freddie’s birthday on Sept. 5. It’s fun, it’s slightly crazy AND it raises money for the charity which is spent fighting HIV/AIDS worldwide.

OK. Even I shall wear a 'stache for that cause.

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