Red Scarf Project Comes to Exeter December 1

November 20, 2015

Huron County, ON – The Huron County Health Unit, with support from the Regional HIV/AIDS Connection (RHAC) will bring the Red Scarf Project to Exeter on December 1, as part of Aids Awareness World Aids Day.

Spinrite Yarns generously donated all of the red yarn which staff and volunteers used to knit and crochet scarves for Huron County’s second Red Scarf Project.

At 10 a.m. on Tuesday, December 1, volunteers and staff of Huron County, the Health Unit and the Huron County HIV/AIDS Network (HCHAN) will put the red scarves on lamp and sign posts on Main Street and hand out scarves and ribbons. The scarves and ribbons are intended to start a conversation about HIV/AIDS in our communities, especially 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.

HCHAN was established in 1991 by a group of volunteers wanting to help those living with HIV / AIDS, whether infected, affected, or at risk. Since then, HCHAN has been actively supporting and strengthening the lives of people in Huron County through education and awareness programs, advocacy and agency referrals, and personal support. Learn more at

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 about the many events planned by RHAC over AIDS Awareness Week, please visit


Photo Op: Tuesday, December 1, 2015, 10 a.m., on Main Street in Exeter. Staff and volunteers will be hanging up scarves and handing out scarves and ribbons.

Our media contact is: Rita Marshall, Communications Coordinator, Huron County Health Unit, 519.482.3416 or toll-free 1.877.837.6143 ext. 2023 or

Our spokesperson is: Shelley Spencer, Public Health Nurse. Our media contact will connect you to our spokesperson on this topic.


For more information contact:

Susan Cronin, County Clerk
519.524.8394 (ext 3257)