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World AIDS Day Service to be Held December 1

Tuesday November 27, 2007

LOUISVILLE, KY (November 23, 2007) - Louisvilleā€™s 2007 World AIDS Day Observance will take place December 1, 2007 at the Central Presbyterian Church located at 318 W Kentucky Street. There will be a reception with light drink and refreshments beginning at 6 p.m. The World AIDS Day Memorial and Celebration of Life will begin at 7:00 p.m.

The event is free and open to the public. All are welcome! Free parking will be available on the street and in a number of parking lots accessible from Third, Fourth, Kentucky and St. Catherine Streets. Central Presbyterian Church is accessible from several TARC routes, and is a wheelchair-accessible venue. Free TARC rides will be available throughout the day on December 1 to anyone who wearing a red AIDS awareness ribbon. 

The World AIDS Day Memorial and Celebration of Life will include musical selections performed by VOICES of Kentuckiana, the lighting of a Memory Candle remembering the names of those who have died from HIV/AIDS and the presentation of two awards - the 2007 Sister Mary Bennet Cecil Award and an appreciation award to Mothers & Others for their volunteer work at the Louisville AIDS Walks.

Kentucky State Representative Joni Jenkins will deliver the keynote address, Stop AIDS.  Keep the Promise. Take the Lead. A representative of Mayor Jerry Abramson will also present a proclamation declaring December 1, 2007, World AIDS Day in Louisville.

The 2007 World AIDS Day Memorial and Celebration of Life is presented by the AIDS Services Center Coalition, Inc. (ASCC). For more information on this and other local World AIDS Day events visit: www.asccinc.org/worldaidsday  or call (502) 244-9064.