The University of Toledo African People’s Association and Student National Pharmaceutical Association will hold the ninth annual AIDS Gala Saturday, Dec. 1, in the Thompson Student Union Auditorium.
The awareness gala, which is taking place on World AIDS Day, will include stories of survivors and information about how to protect yourself from HIV/AIDS. This year’s event also will feature live music and performances by the UT FIRE Squad Dance Team and UT Gospel Choir. In addition, free HIV testing will be available.
Doors open at 5 p.m. with the event beginning at 6 p.m. Attendees are asked to wear red, black or white formal attire.
“We hope that this year’s AIDS Awareness Gala will show people who have HIV/AIDS that there are people who support them, and for those who think that they are safe from any sexually transmitted infection to be more informed on not only HIV/AIDS, but other STIs,” said Nikela Johnson, event coordinator for the African People’s Association.
Advance tickets are $10 and can be purchased on the UT Marketplace website. Tickets at the door will be $12.
Proceeds from the gala will be donated to the UT Medical Center’s Ryan White Program, which provides care and counseling for individuals and families affected by HIV/AIDS.
For more information, email the African People’s Association at firstname.lastname@example.org or call Ask Rocky at 419.530.4606.