World AIDS Day 2015 Highlights
World AIDS Day has been celebrated on December 1st since 1998. The World Health Organization created the day to bring attention to the worldwide HIV epidemic. A red ribbon has become the symbol of solidarity and awareness around the cause.
This year’s observance was highlighted as the inaugural year of HopeHealth’s ‘Put A Ribbon On It’ campaign; it was an opportunity for residents, community partners and leaders, businesses and fellow nonprofit organizations to make a public pledge to support individuals living with HIV. Individuals were asked to wear a red ribbon furnished by HopeHealth and featuring the hashtag #HHRedRibbon, take a picture and share on their social media accounts. HopeHealth also sponsored a ‘Best Selfie’ campaign for photos shared to its social media accounts.
Below are events/activities sponsored by HopeHealth in the communities in which it provides HIV/AIDS services and programming.
- HopeHealth Palmetto: 18th Annual AIDSWalk
- HopeHealth Lower Savannah: Community Outreach
- HopeHealth Edisto: Second Annual Truth Iz: Your Voice Matters Open Mic
World AIDS Day By the Numbers
$18K in Donations Raised
HopeHealth raised more than $18k to support its Hope Fund via event sponsorships, cash donations and in-kind donations from individuals, businesses and HopeHealth employees.
Our #HHRedRibbon hashtag was estimated to have reached 125, 000 people on social networks through likes, shares, comments and wearing the red ribbon.
71 HIV Tests Administered
Between Nov 30 and Dec 4, 2015, HopeHealth staff provided more than 70 rapid HIV screenings throughout the Pee Dee, Edisto and Savannah regions of the state.
Visit http://worldaidsday.hope-health.org for more information on HopeHealth’s World AIDS Day events.