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World AIDS Day Events Monday  December First
Monday December First is World AIDS Day
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We Remember!
World AIDS Day 2008
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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.

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To read more about the theme, click here.

To download the 2008 World AIDS Day posters click here

http://www.worldaidscampaign.org/en/Key-events/World-AIDS-Day/World-AIDS-Day-2008
Light a Candle:
World AIDS Day is December 1st. Please pass this on.  

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.

Click Here:

http://www.lighttounite.org/

Educate yourself.

Get Tested, get treatment,  and learn how to prevent new HIV infections:

Click Here:

http://www.cdc.gov/hiv/

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:

  • Volunteer with your local AIDS service organization.
  • Talk with the young people you know about HIV/AIDS.
  • Sponsor an AIDS education event or fund raiser with your local school, community group, or religious organization.
  • Urge government officials to provide adequate funding for AIDS research, prevention education, medical care, and support services.
  • Speak out against AIDS-related discrimination.
  • Support continued research to develop better treatments and a safe and effective AIDS vaccine by making a donation to amfAR.

     

  • Click Here:

    http://www.amfar.org/

    http://www.amfar.org/donate/default.aspx?id=3362

    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?

    http://www.avert.org/worldaid.htm

    I have been asked to find World Aids Day Events for group members to attend.

    This list is not complete, there are many more events not on this list.
    Many local organizations and churches are holding events. Please check with organizations in your area for details and do a Google search for events.
    -Tommy
    Search On Line for events in your area:
    Click Here:
    www.google.com
    http://news.google.com/news?ned=us&hl=en&ned=us&q=world+aids+day+events&btnG=Search+News
    New York City:
    20TH WORLD AIDS DAY, on Monday, will be commemorated with events around the city. Sunday, 5 to 7:30 p.m., discussions with religious leaders, politicians and health professionals, and musical performances, will take place at the Riverside Church, Riverside Drive and 122nd Street, Morningside Heights. Monday, 12:10 a.m. to midnight, a "Reading of the Names" of those who have died of AIDS, will be held by Housing Works in City Hall Park, Broadway and Park Place in Lower Manhattan. Monday at 6 p.m., a candlelight procession will lead from Gay Men's Health Crisis, 119 West 24th Street, Chelsea, to Judson Memorial Church, 55 Washington Square South, at Thompson Street, West Village, ending with an event at the church. Also on Monday at 6 p.m., there will be readings and performances at the Marble Collegiate Church, 1 West 29th Street, Manhattan. wadnyc.org. Events are free or donations are accepted.
    More:
    http://www.nytimes.com/2008/11/28/arts/28wspare.html
    Long Island, New York
    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:

    December 1
    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.

    December 1
    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.

    December 1
    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.
    More:
    http://www.unitedwayli.org/newsletterDetails.asp?newsletter_id=36
    United Kingdom Events Listing:
    http://www.worldaidsday.org/events.aspx
    Yahoo! Directory for World Aids Day
    Cliclk Here:
    http://dir.yahoo.com/Health/Diseases_and_Conditions/AIDS_HIV/Events/World_AIDS_Day/

    WORLD AIDS CAMPAIGN INTERNATIONAL CALENDAR
    Click Here:
     http://www.worldaidscampaign.org/en/Key-events/World-AIDS-Day/World-AIDS-Day-2008/WAD-2008-Events-Calendar

    Together, we can change the world, one mind at a time.
    Have a great day,
    Tommy

     

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