Panama City, FL –
PANAMA CITY, Fla. (WMBB) – World AIDS Day is celebrated every December 1 and local organizations are doing their part to raise awareness about HIV / AIDS.
This year marks the 10th anniversary of BASIC NWFL and St. Andrews Episcopal Church as they hold their World AIDS Day vigil together.
Panama City Mayor Greg Brudnicki read a proclamation and Reverend Dr. John Wade gave the opening address.
BASIC President and CEO Valerie Mincey said it’s important to have community support.
“A community is a critical part of helping to spread HIV awareness to provide services to people living with HIV, but also to keep in mind that HIV has not gone away,” Mincey said.
On Friday December 3 and Saturday December 4, BASIC will join PanCare and several other agencies to organize a free medical screening event for the public. It takes place from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. in the grocery store parking lot on Tyndall Parkway.
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