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Austin/Central Texas 18th Annual AIDS Candlelight Memorial
Sunday May 21 7:00pm-8:30pm in Austin
"ENDING AIDS TOGETHER!" - Let's Get Back to Ground Zero: Zero AIDS Deaths, Zero New Infections & Zero Stigma & Discrimination

Austin/Central Texas 18th Annual AIDS Candlelight Memorial & The 34th International AIDS Candlelight Memorial Service Event

Austin City Hall Plaza - Sunday, May 21, 2017
301 West Cesar Chavez Street, Austin, 78701
7 pm to 8:30 pm - Free & Open to the Public

Rain Location: St. David's Episcopal Church Inside
Bethell Hall - 301 E 8th Street / Austin, 78701
(Memorial Service Only)

Speakers, AIDS Quilts, Entertainment/Music, Poems, Prayer Remembrances, Free & Confidential HIV Testing, and PrEP Assessment Screening Appointments, and Free Giveaways Including; Water, Community Resource Literature, Male & Female Condoms and Commemorative AIDS Candles & Red AIDS Ribbons available for all attendees while supplies last.

Free & Confidential HIV Testings From 4pm-9:30pm - Both Before & After The Memorial Service Located at 4th & Lavaca Streets - 3 Blocks North From Plaza. Look for the City's Mobile Testing Van. Testing Provided by The City of Austin's HIV Prevention Program.

Free & Confidential PrEP Assessment Screening Appointments
Located Next to the City's HIV Testing Van - Assessments Provided by Kind Clinic. (

Participants are encouraged to bring loved ones and friends both to get tested and join the Memorial Service to honor those living and those who have passed from HIV/AIDS.


Austin/Central Texas Area HIV/AIDS Service Organization Representatives will be made available for any additional assistance immediately following the Memorial Service.

Austin/Central Texas proudly boasts the claim of having the longest & oldest running AIDS Candlelight Memorial Service in the State of Texas. This International AIDS Candlelight Memorial Service Event is always hosted the 3rd Sunday of Every May. Next year’s AIDS Candlelight Memorial Service is slated for Sunday, May 20, 2018. Please Save the Date.

Stop the Stigma! - Know And Disclose Your Status to both Yourself and Your Partner. Take Control Today! Let's Stop HIV/AIDS Today, Together & Forever!
Loving Support & Contributions By Our Candlelight Angels Below:

Mr. Brett Bachus - Classical Service Music - Piano

Artists Peggy Wright, RN, and Mr. Victor Mikeska - 'Still With Me"

Mr. Todd Kinney - Sound Equipment

Mr. Issac Sanchez - Free Bottles of Water

Anne Child - Media Coordinator & Commemorative Candles

Bumper Active for the Candle & Water Labels. (

Mr. Tom Marek / MinuteMan Press - Flyers and Poster (

Mr. Fritz Blaw / Motorblade Postering Service - Flyer Distribution (

Mr. Casey Garner & Mr. David Sandoval / Post Net Far West - Theme Banner. ( - Theme Banner

Mr. Roger Temme & The Care Communities - RED AIDS Ribbons & AIDS Quilts

AIDS Services of Austin ASA With Terry Neal, Lane Strickland, Taylor Stockett, Megan Satterfield, and Velda Clinton - Programs, Condoms and AIDS Home Candlelight Kits & Flyer Production.

Ms. Laura Still - Austin Area HIV Planning Council for volunteering and distributing our event flyers.

AIDS Services of Austin, The Care Communities and Community AIDS Resources & Education (CARE), Kind Clinic & Project Transitions for our 2017 AIDS Candlelight Flyers

The Austin and Central Texas AIDS Service Provider Organizations & Staff, The AIDS Candlelight Committee, The State of Texas and Travis & Surrounding Counties and The City of Austin.

Special Thanks to all our Speakers - Dr. David Barstow, Mr. Eric. A. Crabtree. Mr. Roger Temme - Benediction, and Austin City Council Member Jimmy Flannigan, and Rabbi-Cantor Marie Betcher - Invocation Blessings

Mr. Gregory Goldston - Keeper of the AIDS Ribbon

Our Fantastic Volunteers making this AIDS Candlelight a Success!

Area HIV/AIDS Service Providers Which Include:

AIDS Service of Austin (ASA).
Austin/Travis County Area Comprehensive HIV Planning Council.
Austin/Travis County Health & Human Services.
The Care Communities.
Center for Health Empowerment
The City of Austin Health Department
The City of Austin HIV Prevention Program
Community AIDS, Resources and Education (C.A.R.E.).
CommUnity Care - Austin.
Community Action, Inc.
The David Powell Health Clinic.
The Jack Sansing Dental Clinic.
Kind Clinic.
Out Youth Austin.
Private & Public Doctors, Nurses & Health Institutions.
Project Transitions.
Q Austin.
Rural AIDS Services Program
Waterloo Counseling Center.
The Wright House Wellness Center (WHWC).
Women Rising Project (WRP).

Additional Gratitude's to Other Non-Health Service Provider Sponsors Including:

Austin Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce (
MCC Austin @ Freedom Oaks.
Mr. Chase Martin &
Mr. David Thompson.
Mr. Felipe Campos.

....As Well as by Many Other Caring Individuals, Organizations and by All Attending - Thank You!

For More Information, please visit:
Local Facebook: Austin/Central Texas AIDS Candlelight Memorial
Instagram: Austin AIDS Candlelight 512
Twitter: AIDS Candlelight
War Against AIDS -

One may also email your local Area HIV/AIDS Community Service Organization Provider for further details or on how you may get answers, assistance or even volunteer your future time, service, or help financially, for all those living with this chronic illness.

Thank You for Caring & Attending - Please Play Responsibly

301 West Cesar Chavez Street, Austin, 78701
Austin, TX

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