Christmas ornaments aim at AIDS

December 13, 1992|By Beth Hannan | Beth Hannan,Contributing Writer

Christmas miracles are a movie staple. This year the American Foundation for AIDS Research is hoping to create a miracle through the sale of a Christmas ornament.

The glass ball is inscribed with the motto "Miracles Happen" and comes in an ivory and green gift box decorated with angels and gold lettering. Of the $9.95 price, $3 goes to AmFAR to fund AIDS research and education programs, and the rest covers manufacturing and shipping costs. AmFAR is hoping to raise $100,000. The ornament was designed and is sold through Don't Panic! Designs. Founder and president Skyler Thomas came up with the idea for an ornament to raise AIDS awareness in conjunction with his friend, actor Martin Finkelstein. They then contacted AmFAR to suggest using the ornament as a fund-raiser.

The ornament is being sold through a number of stores nationally and through phone orders to Don't Panic! Designs at (800) 457-2642.

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