Now that Fall is officially in gear, schools are back in session, and–for better or worse–the holidays are approaching, let’s look at some AIDS-related events and HIV awareness days.
<img src="http://www.nlaad.org/pics/nlaadnewlogoweb.jpg" alt="National Latino AIDS Awareness Day 2009” />October 15th marks the annual observance of National Latino AIDS Awareness Day. Latinos, who comprise about fifteen percent of the United States overall population, are disproportionately affected by HIV/AIDS, with 18% of new infections in the U.S. occurring among the Latino population. For more information about events related to NLAAD, please visit the Awareness Day web site, and take advantage of their social network tools here.
One of the Partners of Until There’s A Cure, the Silicon Valley AIDS Leadership Center, will be holding its annual Walk for AIDS on Sunday, October 18th, 2009. For more information, please visit the Walk’s web site here. Until There’s A Cure will be there with red wristbands for the walkers!
Thanksgiving, this year on November 26th, is always a time to reflect on those who are closest to us, and what really matters in life. With so much turmoil in the world around us, Thanksgiving is an important time to be thankful for the intangibles: friends, family, and good health. It may not be specifically AIDS-related, but we think this holiday is one of the most important on the calendar.
World AIDS Day: December 1st, 2009 marks the 28th observance of World AIDS Day. Until There’s A Cure invites you mark the occasion by helping to raise funds and awareness to combat the pandemic. For more ideas and information on Until There’s A Cure’s World AIDS Day efforts, please see our announcement: Are You Ready? View our Facebook Page and Cause, and follow us on Twitter!
Do you know of other upcoming HIV/AIDS-related events? We’d love to hear about them. Please email us and we’ll do our best to help publicize the information!