Wednesday, May 14, 2008

AIDS Candlelight Memorial May 18th

The Volunteer Center of Southern AZ and Wingspan are proud to announce that Tucson will participate in the 25th Annual International AIDS Candlelight Memorial. This event takes place on Sunday, May 18th from 6 to 8pm at Himmel Park (Tucson Blvd. & Speedway) in solidarity with memorials and events worldwide.

The theme, Never Give Up, Never Forget, creates a hopeful outlook despite the alarming statistics. This will also be the 10th AIDS Candlelight Memorial in Tucson. SAAF's AIDS Timeline will be displayed alongside locally crafted quilts. Individuals will be sharing the journey by means of music, song, dance and reflections. Seh Welch, Director of HIV/AIDS Services and co-founder of ACT-UP, will be Master of Ceremonies.

The Memorial will start at 6:00p.m. The lighting of the candles will begin around 7:30p.m (dusk). Please bring a blanket and/or lawn chair.

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