In recognition of World AIDS Day 2012, the HIV/AIDS Task Force of Western
Illinois will hold a tree lighting ceremony on Saturday, December 1, 2012,
5:30 pm at the HIV/AIDS Memorial Garden, located at the Knox County Health
Department, 1361 West Fremont St., Galesburg. World AIDS Day is a day
dedicated to heighten awareness of HIV/AIDS and to remember those whose
lives have been touched by the disease.
The Red Ribbon is well known as the international symbol of HIV and AIDS
awareness and is worn by people around the world. Wearing or displaying the
Red Ribbon offers support for those living with HIV, for the ongoing
education of those not infected, and for those who have lost friends, family
members or loved ones to AIDS.
"We invite those who want to help support HIV/AIDS awareness and to remember
those who have been touched in our community to come join us at World AIDS
Day 2012," HIV/AIDS Task Force of Western Illinois member Erin Olson states.
World AIDS Day is important in reminding people that HIV has not gone away,
and that there are many things still to be done.
For more information regarding World AIDS Day 2011 or the HIV/AIDS Task
Force of Western Illinois, contact Erin Olson at 309-344-2224.