World AIDS Day on the TTC
Each year on December 1, the global community unites to fight against HIV and AIDS, show their support for people living with HIV, and commemorate those who have died from AIDS-related diseases. World AIDS Day was the first global health day starting in 1988.
Building on the generosity and support of commuters on the TTC in December 2011, Toronto based international organisation, AC-AF is set to take TTC stations throughout downtown Toronto raising awareness of HIV and AIDS for this years World AIDS Day. Having first taken to the TTC stations for last years World AIDS Day, AC-AF is hoping to recreate the success of last years event with more volunteers over two days on hand to meet with the Toronto public.
Commuters in Toronto will have the opportunity to help achieve this difference. AC-AF will be distributing red ribbons symbolizing the fight against HIV and AIDS for donations throughout Friday and Saturday. All donations will directly benefit the programmes operated by AC-AF. This includes the innovative OVCSP being implemented in Tanzania that works with orphans directly impacted by AIDS and the global program u+me=we that educates and empowers children and youth about HIV and AIDS, dispelling the myths and stories that have been allowed to flourish for the last 30 years.
AC-AF can be found at the following stations where members of the public can donate to receive their red ribbon and talk to the team:
Friday - Bloor, Wellesley, St. Andrew, Osgoode, King
Saturday - Bloor, Wellesley, Dundas, Queen, Yorkdale