The International AIDS Candlelight Memorial

Sunday, 18 May is the International AIDS Candlelight Memorial. This Memorial serves to mobilize awareness campaigns for people living with HIV / Aids. This is also one of the oldest and largest campaigns in the world.International AIDS Candlelight Memorial 2014

The International AIDS Candlelight Memorial takes place every third Sunday in May and is led by about 1200 community organisations in 115 countries.

It is estimated that there are 33 million people living with HIV today. This Memorial serves as an important intervention for global security by breaking down barriers of stigma and discrimination and giving new generations hope.

The Event will be hosted at three venues in South Africa:

  1. Good Shepard Anglican Church in Eersterust, Pretoria
  2. St Peter’s Church in Nelspruit
  3. St Mary’s Church Hall in Mafikeng

How can you get involved?

Learn about HIV statistics and impact in your community and use that to help create awareness around HIV / Aids.

You can also create an event on this day at a venue of your choosing by clicking here.

The Event will see people lighting candles during the evening in remembrance of those lost to the disease. Educational sessions about the disease as well as dialogues can form part of the Event to assist people in understanding the disease and to be better equipped to deal with the disease and everyone affected by it.

For more information, please click here.

Event coordinators are invited to place Free Ads for their Event details on Junk Mail to better market the Event.


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