The theme for World AIDS Day 2007 and 2008 is "leadership". This theme will continue to be promoted with the campaigning slogan, "Stop AIDS. Keep the Promise."
Leadership was selected as the theme for World AIDS Day to encourage leaders at all levels to stop AIDS. Building on the 2006 theme of accountability, leadership highlights the discrepancy between the commitments that have been made to halt the spread of AIDS, and actions taken to follow them through. The theme empowers everyone from individuals to organisations to governments to lead in the response to AIDS.
This year, because of the tremendous success of the initiative last year, Bristol-Myers Squibb agreed to fund the Light to Unite campaign again.
Just visit the web site, light a candle and $1 will be donated to the National AIDS Fund. The goal is 100,000 candles lit to reach $100,000.
Get Tested, get treatment, and learn how to prevent new HIV infections:
Learn More, Help, and Donate
Help and Donate
The American Foundation for AIDS Research, a leading organization dedicated to the support of HIV/AIDS research.
How can I help fight HIV/AIDS?
Everyone can play a role in confronting the HIV/AIDS epidemic. Here are just a few suggestions for how you can make a difference:
Wear a red ribbon and raise awareness
The red ribbon is an international symbol of AIDS awareness that is worn by people all year round and particularly around World AIDS Day to demonstrate care and concern about HIV and AIDS, and to remind others of the need for their support and commitment.
The red ribbon started as a "grass roots" effort; as a result there is no one official AIDS ribbon manufacturer, and many people make their own. It's easily done - just use some ordinary red ribbon and a safety pin!
If you want to take your awareness raising a step further then try finding a local event to take part in. Around the world there are hundreds of activities taking place to mark World AIDS Day, including candlelight vigils, art shows, marches and religious services. If you can't find anything in your area then why not organise an event yourself?
I have been asked to find World Aids Day Events for group members to attend.
|December 1, 2005 - World AIDS Day Activities Held on Long Island|
Dec. 1 was World AIDS Day. On behalf of the Nassau-Suffolk HIV CARE Network, United Way of Long Island would like to encourage you to take a moment to honor those who are living with and remember those who have passed away from HIV/AIDS.
The following is a list of events on Long Island for World AIDS Day this year:
December 1, 1 p.m. - 9 p.m.
EOC of Nassau, Inc. is holding an event at the Student Center Theater, Hofstra University
Hempstead Turnpike, Uniondale, NY
Speaker: Dr. M. Jocelyn Elders, former U.S. surgeon general
December 1, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
EOC of Suffolk, Inc. is holding an event at Wyandanch Public Library
14 South 20th Street, Wyandanch, NY 11798
December 1, 2 p.m.
Candle Lighting Memorial Service
Nassau University Medical Center-Auditorium
2201 Hempstead Tpke., East Meadow, NY
December 8, 8 - 10 a.m.
The Center for AIDS Research and Treatment presents Dept. of Medicine Grand Rounds & Client Advisory Board Presentation
North Shore University Hospital, Rust Auditorium
300 Community Drive, Manhasset, NY 11030
December 15, 5:30 - 8:30 p.m.
"On Common Ground" Long Island Regional Faith Communities Project presents: A CLOSER WALK - A film and discussion about AIDS in the world.
Jackson Memorial AME Zion Church
60 Peninsula Blvd., Hempstead, NY
The following AIDS Memorial Quilt Displays are taking place across Long Island:
Farmingdale High School
150 Lincoln Street, Farmingdale NY 11735
7:30 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Visitors to this display must obtain a pass from the main entrance. One panel will be displayed in the Center Commons area.
Massapequa High School
4925 Merrick Road, Massapequa, NY 11758
7 - 9 p.m. only (other times available by appointment)
Two panels will be displayed at this location. For more information, please call 516.797.6165.
Suffolk Community College, Ammerman (Selden) Campus
Nichols Road, Selden NY
8 a.m. - 8.p.m., Babylon Student Center
Two panels will be displayed. Sponsored by the Campus Activities Board.
December 1 and 2
Glen Cove High School
150 Dosoris Lane, Glen Cove, NY 11542
3 - 5 p.m. only
One panel will be displayed at this location.
WORLD AIDS CAMPAIGN INTERNATIONAL CALENDAR
Together, we can change the world, one mind at a time.
Have a great day,