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Road To Hope Tour Makes Stop At R-MWC

National tour designed to raise awareness of HIV/AIDS

3/27/2006 9:55:30 AM

   

“Remember getting a new pair of shoes from your mom and you don’t like them at first, but you have no choice, so you wear them? I deal with my [HIV] status just like those shoes. I work it out and I live each day.

LYNCHBURG — On April 5 at 7 p.m. in the Student Center, the national Road to Hope Tour will make a stop at R-MWC. This annual tour is the result of a collaborative effort between the national Student Global AIDS Campaign (SGAC) and Hope’s Voice, a national HIV/AIDS awareness organization committed to promoting education and prevention among young adults.

Each stop features a program that includes a panel of Hope’s Voice speakers talking and answering questions about living with HIV/AIDS. Students will have an opportunity to meet the Hope’s Voice speakers and pick up packets of information about HIV/AIDS from the tour’s RV. Various corporate and local sponsor booths will also be set up with information to take home. SGAC representatives will be encouraging students to get involved with R-MWC’s local chapter of this national organization.

The tour will begin in Washington, D.C. on April 5 at George Washington University, travel the country, and end in New York on May 5. The theme, “Does HIV Look Like Me?” targets young adults and aims to show that HIV does not discriminate.

For more information, go to www.hopesvoice.org or www.fightglobalaids.org.



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