3rd Annual Red Scarf Project Hits Wingham December 1, 2016

November 24, 2016

3rd Annual Red Scarf Project Hits Josephine Street in Wingham
For AIDS Awareness World AIDS day – December 1st 2016

Huron County, ON – The Huron County Health Unit, with support from the Regional HIV/AIDS Connection (RHAC), has tapped into the talents and enthusiasm of the community for the 3rd Annual Red Scarf Project.  Each year the Regional HIV/AIDS Connection (RHAC) is generously provided with a donation all of the red yarn which staff and volunteers used to knit and crochet scarves for the County’s Annual Red Scarf Project.

At 9:30 AM on Thursday December 1st volunteers and staff of Huron County, the Health Unit and the Huron County HIV/AIDS Network (HCHAN) will be putting the red scarves on lamp and sign posts lining Josephine Street in Wingham. They will be handing out scarves and ribbons to engage people in the conversation about the local significance of HIV/AIDS in hopes to increase the public’s awareness of the importance of education and services for people living with HIV/AIDS and their caregivers. The red scarves are enlarged versions of the red ribbon, the international symbol of AIDS awareness.

RHAC is a community-inspired organization dedicated to enhancing the quality of life for individuals and diverse communities living with, at-risk for or affected by the challenges associated with HIV / AIDS. For more information, please visit www.hivaidsconnection.ca.

HCHAN was established in 1991 by a group of volunteers wanting to help those living with HIV/AIDS, whether infected, affected, or at risk. They have been actively supporting and strengthening the lives of people in Huron County through Education and Awareness programs, Advocacy and Agency Referrals, and Personal Support. For more information, please visit huroncountyhiv.ca.

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Photo Op:  9:30 AM at 275 Josephine Street, Wingham ON where staff & volunteer teams will be hanging scarves for Huron County residents to take to increase awareness etc.

For more information contact:

Angela Sturdy, Executive Assistant
519.482.3416 (ext 2010)
asturdy@huroncounty.ca
Our spokesperson is: Shelley Spencer, Public Health Nurse. Our media contact will connect you to our spokesperson on this topic.