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World AIDS Day

 
Date/Time
Date(s) - December 1
6:00 pm
Location
Unity Point Health-Methodist Atrium
Category(ies)

WORLD AIDS DAY PEORIA

 

Unite in the fight against AIDS!

 

Come out and show your support for those living with AIDS and remember the lives lost to the battle.

 

This year, Central Illinois FRIENDS and Heart of Illinois HIV/AIDS Center are hosting
the National AIDS Quilt at the World AIDS Day event December 1.
 
In June of 1987, a small group of strangers gathered in a San Francisco storefront to document the lives they feared history would neglect. Their goal was to create a memorial for those who had died of AIDS, and to thereby help people understand the devastating impact of the disease. This meeting of devoted friends and lovers served as the foundation of the NAMES Project AIDS Memorial Quilt.
 
Today the Quilt is a powerful visual reminder of the AIDS pandemic. More than 48,000 individual 3-by-6-foot memorial panels — most commemorating the life of someone who has died of AIDS — have been sewn together by friends, lovers and family members.
 
For more information about the Quilt, visit www.aidsquilt.org
 
Please don’t want miss the unveiling of this historic memorial in Peoria.