Huron County, ON – Over 100 red scarves will decorate Goderich’s Courthouse Square Monday, December 1, marking Huron County’s first Red Scarf Project.
The Red Scarf project raises public awareness of HIV/AIDS in our communities, especially the importance of education and services for people living with HIV/AIDS and their caregivers. This year’s project is a partnership between the Huron County Health Unit and the Regional HIV/AIDS Connection (RHAC). December 1, 2014 is World AIDS Day.
The red scarves are enlarged versions of the red ribbon, the international symbol of AIDS awareness. Spinrite Yarns generously donated all of the red yarn which staff and volunteers used to knit and crochet the over 100 scarves.
On Monday, December 1 at 9 AM, local volunteers and staff of Huron County, the Health Unit and the Huron County HIV/AIDS Network (HCHAN) will hand out scarves and ribbons to engage people in the conversation. They will also place the red scarves on trees, lamp and sign posts around the Square.
Members of the public are encouraged to take an available red scarf and continue the conversation.
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 http://www.hivaidsconnection.ca/events
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