Panama City, FL –
BAY COUNTY, Florida (WMBB) – Wednesday December 1 is World AIDS Day, and to raise awareness of the AIDS pandemic, BASIC NWFL, Inc. is partnering with St. Andrews Episcopal Church to host a World AIDS Day vigil. AIDS.
The vigil will be held Wednesday at 5:30 p.m. at St. Andrews Episcopal Church, near Baker Court, Panama City. Mayor Greg Brudnicki will read the proclamation, while Reverend Dr. John Wade will be the keynote speaker for the event.
World AIDS Day has been celebrated on December 1 since 1988. This year, the vigil for World AIDS Day also coincides with the 32nd anniversary of BASE NWFL, Inc. Project Director Valerie Hutchison said BASIC NWFL, Inc. is a voluntary organization serving Bay, Calhoun, Gulf, Jackson, Holmes and Washington counties. They help people living with HIV / AIDS, their families and friends, and provide awareness, education and prevention information to residents.
If you cannot attend in person, the service will be available on the St. Andrews Episcopal Church Facebook page.
Then, on Friday 2 and Saturday 3 December, BASIC will be one of the organizations present at a community health fair. The free event will be held in the Grocery Outlet parking lot in Callaway from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
PanCare, BASIC, the Ministry of Health and several community partners will be present at the event to provide dental services, medical services, HIV testing and more. There will also be free food, a live DJ, and freebies.
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