World AIDS Day (December 1st) is just around the corner. Along with the traditional candle light vigil and memorial service, this year will see QPP organise a new event to help bring people together to mark this important day.
For the first time, Brisbane will host a red ribbon fun run. Participants will join a 5 kilometre fun run along the banks of the Brisbane River around New Farm Park on Saturday 28 November.
The fun run is free to enter. It is open to anyone who would like to participate, regardless of age or fitness. Also let your pets join the fun. Bring them along for the run.
Organisers encourage all participants to wear red (the redder the better), with a prize for best dressed. All funds raised on the day go to support THE HOPE Fund which provides support to people in need living with HIV (PLHIV) in Queensland.
QPP encourage everyone to join in
Queensland Positive People (QPP)Executive Officer Simon O’Connor says the event is a great opportunity for people to remember lost loved ones and to promote awareness that HIV is still with us.
“I encourage everyone this World AIDS Day to show your support. Wear a red ribbon, talk to your friends and work colleagues about HIV. Otherwise, consider a donation to an AIDS charity.
“Knowledge, compassion and action are the strongest weapons we have in the fight against HIV.”
The Red Run begins at the New Farm Park Ferry Terminal at 7:00am on Saturday 28 November. Participants should arrive onsite to meet by 6:45am.
For more information about World AIDS Day events around Queensland please visit www.qldworldaidsday.org.au.
Check out the QPP website for more info.
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