2011.11.16 > For Immediate Release
contact: Charley Reed - University Relations
phone: 402.554.2129 - email: firstname.lastname@example.org
UNO to Make Blankets, Provide Free Testing for World AIDS Day
Omaha - The University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) will commemorate this year's World AIDS Day by encouraging students to give back to those affected with AIDS and HIV, as well as keep themselves informed about other sexually transmitted diseases.
Every year, countries all over the world dedicate Dec. 1 to World AIDS Day; a day to remember those affected by AIDS and HIV, and to raise awareness of the importance of testing for STDs. This year, UNO volunteers will commemorate the event by making fleece blankets for Project Harmony, an Omaha-based child advocacy group, in the Milo Bail Student Center (MBSC) Fireplace Lounge from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
In addition to making the blankets, movies dealing with AIDS and HIV will be shown in the Fireplace Lounge and free HIV/STD testing will be provided by Student Health Services in the Health, Physical Education and Recreation (HPER) Building.
World AIDS Day was founded in 1988 by the World Health Organization (WHO) and, according to worldaidscampaign.org, the World AIDS Campaign’s goal is “to ensure that governments and policy makers meet the HIV targets they set…[and mobilize] the necessary resources for a world where people do not die of AIDS.”
For more information on World AIDS Day at UNO please contact Kathleen Oleson Lyons at email@example.com or at (402) 554.4083.
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