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The Georgia Straight - straight.com

Positive Living BC seeking nominations for AccolAIDS Awards

by Craig Takeuchi on February 5th, 2016

Who is your British Columbian hero in the B.C. HIV/AIDS movement?

Positive Living BC is accepting nominations for outstanding individuals, groups, or organizations which have shown unparalleled devotion, effort, and humanity in addressing HIV/AIDS issues.

Nomination forms for the 2016 AccolAIDS Awards are available online. The deadline for nominations is February 26 at 5 p.m.

There are eight awards categories:

Science/Research/Technology: for excellence in research, technology, treatments or the application of such advances in clinical practice that have improved the lives of people with HIV/AIDS

Kevin Brown Positive Hero Award: for an individual widely respected and admired for contributions to the HIV/AIDS movement

Philanthropy:  for a voluntary charitable initiative, individual, group, institution or business that contributes time, resources or financial support to advance a specific cause

Innovative policy, programs, and services:  for HIV/AIDS–specific or related policy, programs or services which demonstrate a unique, progressive, empowering or creative approaches to individual or community health promotion and assisting people affected by HIV/AIDS

Social/political/community action: for an individual, organization, group, institution or business with an initiative that has changed public policy or process to the benefit of individuals or communities affected by HIV/AIDS

Youth leader award: for youth participation and leadership in advancing HIV/AIDS education, philanthropy, activism, service, or community development initiatives

Panel's Merit Award: the AccolAIDS Nominations Advisory Panel names this award for unique contributions of a candidate from among the list of candidates nominated in one of the other award categories

AccolAIDS "People's Choice" Community Award: starting mid-March, all nominees submitted by February 26 will be posted on the AccolAIDS website, giving people everywhere the opportunity to vote for their choice

The biennial 12 th AccolAIDS Awards gala will be held at the Vancouver Convention Centre on April 24. Proceeds from the event will benefit Positive Living BC.

For more information about nominations or the gala, visit the AccolAIDS website.

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Source: http://www.straight.com/life/632756/positive-living-bc-seeking-nominations-accolaids-awards


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