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HIV/AIDS Awareness Day is December 1, 2010. There are many activities scheduled in the Fort Lauderdale/Miami area to bring recognition to this disease. I encourage you to make an action plan for how you will spend this important day. As Dec 1st is a Wednesday, The Group will be meeting as usual at 7 pm. However, at 7:30 pm the Worlds AIDS Day Candlelight Vigil will also be taking place from Richardson Park to the Rally at the Shoppes of Wilton Manors.

Personally, this year I am choosing to wear a “HIV POSITIVE” t-shirt while out in public to help raise awareness and advance the effort to “normalize” this disease. Joe Guerrero and Bob Risse agreed to join me in this commitment. We will update you with a message summarizing our experiences of that day.

As Annie Lennox so aptly states, “Break the silence. Sing. Let your voice be heard.”

To commemorate this occasion, we’ve designed and printed “HIV-POSITIVE” T-Shirts to give to our friends in the Community. If you would like to join us in wearing the HIV POSITIVE T-SHIRT, please join us at the Shoppes of Wilton Manors at 7 pm where we will distribute any remaining shirts and then walk over to Richardson Park together.

If you have any questions about the shirt or if you like to specifically request one in advance, please contact Bob at Bob33308@yahoo.com ASAP

Thank you for your time,

Jim Cooper, Joe Guerrero, Bob Risse

Please watch the following video by Annie Lennox which explains her reasoning for wearing the “HIV Positive” t-shirt. Her comments address and help to reinforce many of the co-factors identified in the L.I.F.E. Program. Specifically, she emphasizes the need for disclosure and working towards “normalizing” the social reaction to this disease.

Following is a link to her 2007 performance of the song, “Sing”, featuring an introduction by Nelson Mandela. The video is very powerful. The statistics cited are not current, but none the less, stress the severity of this illness as it affects the community of women and children living in the sub-Sahara.

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