AIDS Foundation of Western Mass. to Mark World AIDS Day with Community Gathering

SPRINGFIELD, Massachusetts The AIDS Foundation of Western Massachusetts announced today that the organization will host a community gathering to mark World AIDS Day on Dec. 1, 2012.

At 4 p.m. on World AIDS Day, our friends and neighbors will come together to mark this important date at The Western New England University School of Law, 1215 Wilbraham Road in Springfield, MA.  The evening of celebration and remembrance will feature a presentation from the organization’s AIDS kNOw More Project—a group of middle school, high school, and college-age youth trained as peer health educators in HIV/AIDS, Hepatitis and Sexually Transmitted Infections by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health—as well as an open mic, candlelight vigil, special guest performers, and refreshments.

The gathering is free and open to the public. For more information, please call (413) 301-0955, email, or visit The event can be found on Facebook at:

About AFWM

The AIDS Foundation of Western Massachusetts, Inc. (AFWM) is a non-profit public organization dedicated to assisting people who are living with HIV and AIDS in Hampden and Hampshire counties. We are an independent organization that supplements the existing network of direct and indirect AIDS service organizations. Our goal is to provide practical and enlightened support to regional residents who are in need of financial, social, and emotional help.

[From a press release]

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