World AIDS Day Happenings

World AIDS Day happenings have started already. The Global Vigil sponsored by World Vision began yesterday morning in Toronto and traveled around the world until ending in New York City this morning. The purpose of this vigil was to name off the names of 6000 children who have lost a parent to AIDS. The World Vision Web site also lists several events that are happening in the United States tomorrow.

If you want to shoot some basketballs to raise money for an AIDS project in Zambia, participate in Hoops for Hope, another World Vision sponsored event that is a shoot-a-thon. Here’s a link to to the places where people will be raising money in the U.S. with their free throws. Internationally, the International School of Rotterdam, The International School of Luxembourg, Eijkhagen College, The Netherlands, and Integreat in Luxembourg are listed.

If you are in Great Britain, there are a myriad of World AIDS Day events to chose from. Whether you’re into walking, listening to music, or looking at art, there’s something for you.

Often World AIDS events are tied into other community happenings. If you can’t find one, put on a red ribbon and create your own.

Here’s a recent AIDS fact sheet compiled from UNAIDS statistics.