Stars Tweet In Support Of World AIDS Day

By Amarylis Martinez

Today is World AIDS Day; a day where people gather together in the fight against HIV, show support for those living with the virus and honor those who have passed.  In support of this day and its cause many celebrities have turned to Twitter to express the importance and significance of getting tested and creating awareness.

Today, StarsPower brings you some of our favorite tweets from our favorite stars:

Rapper, Nikki Minaj talks AIDS in the African American community

Singer & Co-Founder of Keep A Child Alive, Alicia Keys supported (RED) and The ONE Campaign by speaking at their live streaming event

Singer, Ke$ha tweets about a personal experience with AIDS

Kim Kardashian tweets in support of World AIDS Day

Singer, Miley Cyrus joins (RED) & The ONE Campaign's panel

Oprah joins (RED) & The ONE Campaign in support of World AIDS Day

Patti Stanger, Millionaire Matchmaker star shares her loss due to AIDS

Actor & BET's 106 & Park host encourages his followers to get tested

According to worldaidsday.org, more than 90,000 people are currently living with HIV in the UK and globally – an estimated 33.3 million people have HIV.

Remember, it’s important to know your status – get tested.

Ryan Howard Gives Back To His Home Team

By Amarylis Martinez

Philadelphia Phillie and 2008 World Series champion, Ryan Howard, is in the Christmas spirit!  On behalf of the Ryan Howard Family Foundation he is donating athletic apparel valued at approximately $1.2 million to the Philadelphia School District.  A very happy Philly mayor, Michael Nutter, took to Twitter to express his gratitude Thursday afternoon stating:

“Ryan Howard Family Foundation just donated $1.2m to Philly Schools for sports uniforms and footwear. Incredibly generous. Thanks Ryan!”

The Ryan Howard Family Foundation launched in 2009 with the mission of supporting underprivileged children and families.

Get the full story regarding Howard’s Philadelphia School District donation by visiting his foundation’s official site.

Paris Hilton Puts Her Star Power to Use in Bali

Photo Courtesy Paris Hilton/Twitter

By Amarylis Martinez

Paris Hilton – a Hilton heiress commonly known for making headlines in the Hollywood scene isn’t who many may perceive her to be.  For years, Paris has identified herself as an animal lover and activist.  She has also contributed to countless charities supporting causes such as breast cancer, Multiple Sclerosis, homelessness and world hunger.

Just yesterday, November 15, Hilton took to Twitter to share her experiences while in Bali.  Tweeting pictures of her time spent with orphans and raising awareness of Indonesian stray dogs, Paris expressed how great it felt to “give back to those in need”.

Get the deets on Paris Hilton’s trip to Bali and her philanthropic efforts while there:  Paris Hilton Meets Orphans and Stray Dogs in Bali via Look to the Stars.

To stay up-to-date with all of Paris’ charity work, visit her official site http://www.parishilton.com/charity/