November 1, 2010 - AIDS Vancouver launched the We Care RED RIBBON Campaign at City Hall today with Vancouver Mayor Gregor Robertson proclaiming November 2010 Red Ribbon Month in the City of Vancouver.
Who : Mayor of Vancouver, Gregor Robertson. Emcee: Brian Chittock, Executive Director, AIDS Vancouver. Speakers - Daniel Dex Chair, Board of Directors, AIDS Vancouver,
Bradford McIntyre Director, Board of Directors, AIDS Vancouver, and
Tuan Luu, Director, Board of Directors, AIDS Vancouver. When : November 1 st , 2010. 1:00pm Where : Vancouver City Hall , Media Room , 453 West 12th Avenue , Vancouver V5Y 1V4 Description : Mayor Gregor Robertson and AIDS Vancouver board members announce November 2010 to be Red Ribbon Month.
November 1, 2010 - AIDS Vancouver Director Bradford McIntyre, who has been living infected with HIV for 26 years, presented the We Care RED RIBBON Campaign Public Service Announcement, Stigma: The Silent Epidemic. Breaking Down the Silence.
It has been nearly thirty years since the first reported case of HIV and silence and still plagues the anti HIV/AIDS movement.
Within this shroud of silence, ignorance and fear have been able to flourish throughout the community.
One of our best defenses in the fight against HIV/AIDS is education and communication.
HIV/AIDS: there is no known cure for HIV and prevention/safer sex practices are our best chance to stop the spread of HIV.
People 25 and under, account for almost half of all new HIV infections worldwide. Using a condom will greatly reduce the risk of transmission of HIV and STIs. You are never too old or too young to wear a condom.
The We Care Red Ribbon Campaign
The We Care Red Ribbon Campaign will run from November 1st to December 1st 2010 leading up to the AIDS Vancouver's We Care Red Ribbon Cocktail Reception at the Museum Of Vancouver on November 30th, the eve of World AIDS Day.
November 2010 has officially been proclaimed Red Ribbon Month throughout the City of Vancouver by Mayor Gregor Robertson and City Council!
With weekly events and public outreach throughout the month of November, AIDS Vancouver will inspire the Vancouver community to Spread The Love, Stop The Virus.
The Red Ribbon Campaign will focus on two important themes throughout the month of November:
Stigma: The Silent Epidemic. Breaking down the silence
Vancouver prides itself on being an empathetic community; together we all have a stake in caring for ourselves and our community. HIV/AIDS: Together We Can Protect Each Other.
Spread The Love. Stop The Virus.