The Dallas Red Foundation, a Dallas-based HIV awareness and service organization the board of which is pictured at right, this week announced that the foundation made donations totaling $73,350.13 to local organizations providing services and programming to people with HIV and AIDS. Red Foundation President Josh Lara said his organization had chosen to focus its efforts on raising awareness around HIV and AIDS —not just about the virus itself, but also about the stigma surrounding HIV/AIDS, and medication advances in treating the disease as well as preventing it. To that end, he said, the foundation focused on supporting agencies that provide preventative options, such as PrEP, including Resource Center which offers PrEP for free or at reduced costs. The foundation also donated more than $50,000 to its long-time beneficiary, Legacy Counseling Center, which specializes in providing counseling, housing and hospice care for thise with HIV/AIDS.