What is World AIDS day?
World AIDS Day takes place on 1 December each year. It’s an opportunity for people worldwide to unite in the fight against HIV, to show support for people living with HIV, and to commemorate those who have died from an AIDS-related illness. Our theme this year is “ROCK the RIBBON”, in hopes of bringing our Community together to celebrate the remembrance of those we have lost in the last 40 years, as well as honoring those still living with HIV/AIDS.
Why is World AIDS day Important?
Over 1.2 million people are living with HIV in the US. Globally, there are an estimated 38 million people who have the virus. Despite the virus only being identified in 1981, more than 35 million people have died of HIV or AIDS related illnesses, making it one of the most destructive pandemics in history. Equally important is the significance of now having to also recognize our future as we see newly diagnosed members in communities of color, women, youth under 25 and transgender. Sacramento is 6th in the nation showing concerning increases in undiagnosed people. Region wide outreach is a critical area that we must continue to inform and educate.
What can I do on World AIDS day?
Donate. Get Tested. Raise Awareness.
World AIDS Day will kick off with a celebration event at McKinley Park’s Clunie Hall.
We are planning event afterparties at various locations and would like to you invite you to be a sponsor of our cause. For detailed information on how to participate, we have provided a bullet pointing how you can sponsor this cause. Your participation will go towards making a difference in the lives of people living with HIV/AIDS. Your donation will help generate funds that will then be disbursed amongst several Nonprofits organizations that are taking an active part in creating this event for Sacramento. All donations are tax deductible and receipt will be provided.