The 30/30 Project is a partnership between Julie Lewis, Macklemore and Ryan Lewis, and Construction for Change to build healthcare facilities across the globe. Construction for Change is overseeing all funds and construction management services for these facilities. We are partnering with local organizations on the ground to operate the health facilities, including Partners in Health, Kizimani, MED25 International and other non-profit organizations that serve HIV+ women and their families. The 30/30 Project, founded by Julie Lewis, is on a mission to bring access to quality, affordable healthcare to those who need it most.
In 1984, Juile Lewis gave birth to her first daughter, Teresa. Due to a complicated pregnancy, she needed a blood transfusion and at that moment, was infected with HIV. When she was finally diagnosed, she was given only a few years to live. By that time, she had already given birth to two other children, Laura and Ryan. They each had a 25% chance of being born HIV+, but we were both extremely fortunate (today, the risk of a mother passing HIV to her baby is 2% or less if she is being treated). And thanks to advanced medicine and healthcare available here in the U.S., Julie has survived despite her odds. This year marks the 30th anniversary of Julie’s survival, but many are not so lucky. To honor the thirty years Julie has been a survivor, the Lewis family is raising funds to build medical centers worldwide that will stand strong for at least thirty years. They are calling it the 30/30 Project.