Clarke Health Center Presents AIDS Memorial Quilt Panel

November 28 2016
Category: Events

Campus Center

The Clarke Health Center will present a panel from the AIDS Memorial Quilt in the Campus Center from Monday, November 28 – Sunday, December 4.  The panel display is part of the World AIDS Day activities sponsored by the Chemung County AIDS Task Force.

On November 29, the Clarke Health Center encourages the campus community to stop by Campus Center, 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., for free HIV testing and educational information from the Arnot Health HIV Clinic.

Community events on December 1, World AIDS Day, include a candlelight vigil at Wisner Park beginning at 5:30 p.m. during which the names of those that have lost their lives to HIV/AIDS will be read aloud. Beginning at 6:00 p.m., the Steele Memorial Library will offer refreshments and additional panels from the AIDS Memorial Quilt will be on display. Educational information will be available and live music will be provided by Andy G. Fagan. All events are free and open to the public. Participants are encouraged to wear red and download the Red Candle or similar app in lieu of actual candles.

The Chemung County AIDS Task Force is composed of representatives from Arnot Health Ivy Clinic, Elmira City School District, Planned Parenthood, Southern Tier AIDS Program, Trinity of Chemung County, Elmira College, Chemung County Health Dept., Family Services, and community volunteers.  Their ongoing mission is to educate the community about HIV/AIDS.