The Respect Yourself Project is a 501c3 Non-Profit organization that seeks to create awareness & educational resources as it relates to HIV & Heart Disease in America, by facilitating events through music, art, and dance and by inspiring a spirit of living “A Healthy Lifestyle”
Our mission is to provide education, support services, and encouragement to empower and uplift those living with HIV and Heart disease in an effort to help them and their families face the challenge of these debilitating illnesses.
The Respect Yourself Project seeks to create healthy resources by educating women, men, and kids from all walks of life about the constantly evolving state of these epidemics. We seek to reduce the HIV infection rate & heart disease diagnosis by facilitating events that focus on empowering individuals and communities
CEO/President & Founder
An estimated 80% of cardiovascular diseases, including heart disease and stroke, are preventable. However, cardiovascular disease remains the No. 1 killer and the most expensive disease, costly costing nearly $1 billion a day. While cardiovascular disease is largely preventable, it tops the disease burden list and this situation is expected to worsen according to recent projections showing that by 2035, 45% of the U.S. adult population will live with cardiovascular disease at an annual cost of more than $1 trillion. Yet effective Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) evidence-based programs are not fully implemented due to limited congressional resources. Congress can help stem the effect of cardiovascular disease and make the U.S. a healthier place to live by ensuring that each state has sufficient resources to implement tailored programs to help prevent and control this costly, disabling, and deadly disease.
The Respect Yourself Project advocates for robust funding for our heart disease and Stroke Prevention Programs, including heart disease and stroke prevention health & fitness programs.
According to the CDC, about 90% of new HIV infections result from sexual activity.
That is why it is important to know your chances of getting HIV from different activities. Then you can make informed choices about protecting yourself.
What are we aiming to achieve?