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Local Events to Commemorate World AIDS Day

Wednesday November 28, 2012

The AIDS Services Center Coalition, Inc., an umbrella organization of HIV/AIDS service providers in Louisville and Southern Indiana, is collaborating with community partners to organize a week of local programs to commemorate World AIDS Day, December 1. The events are free and the public is urged to participate. For more information on these and other activities honoring World AIDS Day, visit:

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Dining Out for Life

Dine at one of the 58 participating local restaurants and 25% or more of your bill will benefit HIV/AIDS services provided by House of Ruth.

Saturday, December 1, 2012

World AIDS Day: A Memorial and Celebration of Life

Central Presbyterian Church, 318 W. Kentucky St.

Free HIV Testing begins at 3:00 p.m. Reception begins at 4:30 p.m. Service begins at 5:30 p.m.

A Memorial and Celebration of Life will include free HIV testing provided by Louisville Metro Department of Public Health and Wellness, a community reception offering light food and refreshments, musical selections performed by VOICES of Kentuckiana, lighting of a Memory Candle, remembering the names of those who have died from HIV/AIDS and the presentation of the 2012 Sister Mary Bennet Cecil Award.

Free TARC Service

All day

TARC passengers who wear a red ribbon on World AIDS Day, Saturday, December 1, will ride all day for free. The Red Ribbon is an international symbol of AIDS awareness that is worn by people all year round and particularly on World AIDS Day.

How to Survive a Plague

The Green Building, 732 E. Market St.
10:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Watch the powerful new documentary, How to Survive a Plague, about early AIDS activism and learn how you can advocate for the end of the AIDS epidemic and the end of poverty. Presented by Results Louisville.

Community Outreach

Bardstown Road at Eastern Parkway
1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

The AIDS Elimination Task Force will distribute free condoms, HIV prevention information and red ribbons.

Volunteers of America, Keeping It Real and the Metro Department of Public Health and Wellness will also be partnering together for an HIV testing event on Saturday, December 1, 2012. For more details contact Shannette Owens at (502) 636-0742.

Sunday, December 2, 2012

"I am My Brother's and Sister's Keeper" a faith based HIV program

St. Peter's United Church of Christ, 1225 W. Jefferson St.
4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

This dynamic program will feature testimonials, liturgical dancing, gospel singing, free HIV testing, a vigil and a community reception.

Begun in 1988, World AIDS Day is designed to focus attention on the critical issue of HIV/AIDS. It is commemorated around the world on December 1st. More than three decades after the virus was first diagnosed, World AIDS Day 2012 is a call to action to support the over 34 million people living with HIV/AIDS across the globe and an opportunity to honor the nearly 30 million lives lost to this devastating pandemic