May 22, 2012

May 22, 2012
International AIDS Candlelight Memorial Day


Welcome to another day in my life. Today is Tuesday and I hope you are having a safe and great week so far. It has been another busy week for Dab the AIDS Bear and me. I am busy working on all the photographs taking at the Florida AIDS Walk, AIDS Walk NYC and the London Walk for Life where Dab the AIDS Bear was in attendance this past weekend.

In fact, I was so busy I forgot to mention the International AIDS Candlelight Memorial Day on Sunday for which I am truly sorry. I am the coordinator in south Florida for the event which makes me forgetting to blog about the event even worse.

For those of you who have not heard about the International AIDS Candlelight Memorial Day, I will blog about the event today.

The International AIDS Candlelight Memorial, coordinated by the Global Network of People living with HIV is one of the world’s oldest and largest grassroots mobilization campaigns for HIV awareness in the world. Started in 1983, the International AIDS Candlelight Memorial takes place every third Sunday in May and is led by a coalition of some 1,200 community organizations in 115 countries.

The International AIDS Candlelight Memorial is much more than just a memorial. The International AIDS Candlelight Memorial serves as a community mobilization campaign to raise social consciousness about HIV and AIDS. With 33 million people living with HIV today, the International AIDS Candlelight Memorial serves as an important intervention for global solidarity, breaking down barriers of stigma and discrimination, and giving hope to new generations.

The poster (which is the blog picture for today) for the 2012 International AIDS Candlelight Memorial on 20 May 2012 is now available. The theme of the 29th International AIDS Candlelight Memorial is Promoting Health and Dignity Together. The theme aims to raise awareness around HIV and to promote respect for the human rights of people living with HIV.

The theme is inspired by the Positive Health, Dignity and Prevention framework which is a people-centered and human rights based approach to the HIV response.

For more information, you can see their website at: http://www.candlelightmemorial.org/

Hope you have a safe and great day!

Until we meet again; here's wishing you health, hope, happiness and just enough.



big bear hug,





Daddy Dab