Net proceeds go to AIDS New Brunswick in support of programs and services to help those living with HIV and delivering programming in New Brunswick. HairCARES is an initiative of the AIDS Coalition of Nova Scotia, in support of community-based AIDS organization throughout Nova Scotia and New Brunswick.
Visitez votre Head Shoppe, Vitalité Medi Spa, Vibe, ou HDC-Hair Design Centre le plus près pendant le mois du décembre où vous pouvez obtenir votre “Babe Red Hair Extension” pour la saison des fêtes et pour seulement 10 $
Les fonds ramassés vont à SIDA Nouveau-Brunswick à l’appui des programmes et services qui aident les personnes vivant avec le VIH au Nouveau-Brunswick. HairCARES est une initiative de AIDS Coalition of Nova Scotia, à l’appui des organisations communautaires de lutte contre le sida en Nouvelle-Écosse et au Nouveau-Brunswick.
The last week of November leading into the first of December marks National AIDS Awareness Week with December 1st marking World AIDS Day. Each year the New Brunswick Partnership of Community Based AIDS Organizations (NBCBAO), made up of AIDS Moncton, AIDS New Brunswick, AIDS Saint John, and Healing Our Nations, plan events in recognition of those infected and affected by HIV/AIDS.
This year MLA Bev Harrison has partnered with the NBCBAO to host a “Red Ribbon Reception” at the New Brunswick Legislative Assembly on Wednesday November 27th to pin red ribbons on the Members of the Legislative Assembly in recognition and support of National HIV/AIDS Awareness Week and World AIDS Day. On Thursday November 28th the Honourable Hugh J. Flemming, Minister of Health, will read the World AIDS Day Declaration reminding us that the fight against HIV/AIDS is not over.
His Honour Dan Keenan, Deputy Mayor of Fredericton will read a World AIDS Day Declaration during the November 25th City Council Meeting.
Also in Fredericton, AIDS New Brunswick in partnership with the Beaverbrook Art Gallery, Charlotte Street Arts Centre, Ingrid Mueller Art Gallery and, Gallery 78 will recognize a Day With(out) Art. On Wednesday November 27th each one of these galleries will be shrouding a prominent piece of artwork in tribute to all the talented men and women we have lost to HIV/AIDS.
Our final event is :
- WHAT: Wearable art exhibition created by local area High School Students opening reception (with snacks), followed by screening of the musical RENT (2005)
- WHERE: In the Penny Gallery and auditorium at the Charlotte Street Arts Centre, 732 Charlotte Street Fredericton
- WHEN: Wednesday November 27th, 2013 6:00pm – 9:00pm
- HOW MUCH: FREE!
- WHO: AIDS New Brunswick, Charlotte Street Art Centre, and local area High School students.
Check out the Facebook Event Here.
Finally, AIDS New Brunswick, encourages you to visit our web site a to fill out a survey testing your sexual health knowledge. Participating New Brunswick residents have a chance to win a FREE iPad Mini! Let us know what you know! If the quiz does not appear please use this link to access it: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/NNSNGZ7
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Get the Facts about HIV/AIDS
The Board and Staff of AIDS New Brunswick would like to send their sincere thanks to all of those who contributed to, and supported the annual Scotiabank AIDS Walk for Life. A special thank you to all of the dedicated volunteers who worked so hard to help us get ready for, and host this years walk. This year was a wonderful success, we were able to continue our tradition of the Fredericton Walk, and start a new one with the Miramichi AIDS Walk. Here is a summary of how we did:
- Location: Government House. Thank you to the Honourable Graydon Nicholas, Lieutenant Governor of New Brunswick for loaning us the space!
- RAISED: $4902.00
- Approximately 90 walkers including:
- All local Scotiabanks
- UNB Aitken House
- On-site promotion, entertainment, and MC provided by The New Hot 92.3FM
- Top Individual Fundraiser: Stephen Alexander $1575.00
- Top Team Fundraiser: Aitken House $750.00
- Location: Queen Elizabeth Park (Town Square, Newcastle)
- RAISED: $1595.00
- Approximately 50 walkers including:
- All local Scotiabanks
- Miramichi Pride Dinner and Cruise
- On-site promotion, entrainment, and MC provided by 95.9 The Sun FM
- Special Thanks to St. Mary’s Roman Catholic Church for donating 100 candles!
- Top Individual Fundraiser Mike Connors $500.00
- Top Team Fundraiser Miramichi Pride Dinner and Cruise $325.00
We would also like to thank all of the sponsors who donated prizes to our walk:
- Atlantic Superstore
- Ben’s Trophies
- boom! Nightclub
- Cedar Tree Café
- Delta Fredericton
- Goodlife Fitness
- Lakeview Inn and Suites
- M&M Meat Shop
- Made You Blush
- Mike’s Bar and Grill
- Papa John’s Pizza
- Pizza Delight
- Real Food Connections
- Regent Mall
- Rocky Mountain Chocolate
- Running Room
- Shear Beauty
- Sonic Concerts
- Tim Hortons
And of course the National Sponsors:
For Immediate Release
Scotiabank AIDS Walk for Life 2013: HIV Still Poses Obstacles to more than 70,000 Canadians Who Need Your Support
Fredericton, Miramichi NB – New Brunswickers are invited to participate in the 2013 Scotiabank AIDS Walk for Life this Saturday, September 21. The Walk aims to raise funds that will directly benefit AIDS service organizations within our community.
When you have HIV/AIDS, life gets a lot harder. You may face HIV stigma and the subsequent loss of relationships with friends or family when they learn of your HIV status. You may lose your job. Or you could face serious illness. Even if you can afford treatment and have ready access to it, you may still face debilitating side-effects. And, despite advances in treatment, there still remains no cure.
“The Scotiabank AIDS Walk for Life reminds us all that HIV still poses major obstacles to people living with the virus and to our communities and that the need to respond by providing support and creating awareness, is as urgent as ever,” says Stephen Alexander, Executive Director of AIDS New Brunswick. “All Walk proceeds stay in our community and enable AIDS New Brunswick to offer programs and services to improve the lives of people living with, and affected by, HIV/AIDS. This Saturday, September 21, we’re challenging all residents to come out and help the over 70,000 Canadians living with HIV, including those in New Brunswick, by participating in the Scotiabank AIDS Walk for Life.”
This year AIDS New Brunswick is organizing two walks, one in Fredericton and one in Miramichi. The Fredericton walk starts at Government House on Woodstock Road, with celebrities from Hot 92.3 as Masters of Ceremonies. The Miramichi walk will start at the Queen Elizabeth Park (Newcastle).
Both walks are being held in conjunction with Walks that will be taking place in over 50 communities across Canada during the week of September 17 to 25.
AIDS New Brunswick Inc. is a bilingual provincial organization that aims to promote and support the health and well-being of people living with, and affected by, HIV/AIDS, while helping to reduce the spread of HIV, Hepatitis C and other sexually transmitted and blood borne infections in New Brunswick through the provision of prevention, education and support initiatives.
So don’t just stand there, help us tackle the obstacles by registering for your local Scotiabank AIDS Walk for Life, sponsoring a participant or a team, volunteering, making a donation or just coming out to show solidarity.
Scotiabank AIDS Walk for Life
The Scotiabank AIDS Walk for Life is a project of the Canadian AIDS Society in partnership with the Positive Living Society of British Columbia, the AIDS Committee of Toronto, and community-based AIDS organizations across Canada. During this national week-long event, cities and communities from across the country host Walks to raise funds for local services and programming and to raise awareness about HIV/AIDS. As Canada’s most important HIV/AIDS awareness and fundraising event, the Scotiabank AIDS Walk for Life has now raised over $35 million for community-based HIV/AIDS service organizations since 1996 and has attracted well over half a million participants. Scotiabank continues its multi-year commitment as title sponsor for the AIDS Walk, playing a key role in expanding its promotional and fundraising capacity.
For more information, or to arrange for interviews, please contact:
AIDS New Brunswick
1-800-561-4009, ext. 105
Delta Fredericton Sonic Concerts Cedar Tree Café Relish Dooly’s Shear Beauty Regent Mall
Goodlife Fitness Real Food Connections Running Room Made You Blush Jane McKeown Yoga
Papa John’s Pizza Tim Hortons Rocky Mountain Chocolate boom! Nightclub Atlantic Superstore