World AIDS Day (December 1st) is just around the corner and along with the traditional candle light vigil and memorial service, this year will see a brand event to help bring people together to mark this important day.
For the first time, Brisbane will host a red ribbon fun run where participants will be able to join a 5km fun run along the banks of the Brisbane River around New Farm Park on Saturday 28 November.
The run is free to enter and is open to anyone who would like to participate regardless of age or fitness, with pets also encouraged to join in the fun. All participants are encouraged to wear red (the redder the better), with a prize for best dressed. All funds raised on the day will be donated to THE HOPE Fund which provides support to people living with HIV (PLHIV) in Queensland who are in need.
Queensland Positive People 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 or make a donation to an AIDS charity,” Mr O’Connor said. “Knowledge, compassion and action are the strongest weapons we have in the fight against HIV.”
The Red Run will begin at the New Farm Park Ferry Terminal at 7:00am on Saturday 28 November with participants meeting at 6:45am.
For more information about World AIDS Day events around Queensland please visit www.qldworldaidsday.org.au.
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