AIDS group sets ceremony

Press Release

AIDS Care’s Southern Tier will host a World AIDS Day remembrance ceremony, from 1-3 p.m. Dec. 4. to recognize World AIDS Day and raise awareness of HIV/AIDS.  

The program, Communities Working Together, Getting to Zero, is a collaborative effort between AIDS Care, Finger Lakes AIDS Task Force, Steuben County AIDS Task Force, and Abbott Pharmaceuticals.  

It will be the first World AIDS Day event held at AIDS Care’s new office at 18 Buell St.

“We really wanted to open up our location to the community to recognize World AIDS Day this year,” says Betsy Burns, associate director of rural services, at AIDS Care, “Not only will our guests have an opportunity to remember and honor loved ones, but they can become better acquainted with who we are and what services we can offer to those living with the many challenges of HIV/AIDS.”

The Rev. Dr. Willis Steele will speak on Getting to Zero, which refers to reaching zero new HIV cases, zero deaths, and zero HIV-related discrimination.

The event will consist of music, food, and beverages.

Anyone interested in attending the event should contact Betsy Burns at 821-7976 or no later than Nov. 30.