Red Scarf is a movement bringing community together to raise real awareness and knowledge about the positive advances in HIV/AIDS treatment and prevention. Red Scarf stands against stigma to improve the lives of those living with, affected by and at risk for HIV/AIDS in our community.
Red Scarf started in 2012 at Regional HIV/AIDS Connection. Since then, community members have crafted and donated over 6,000 handmade scarves for HIV/AIDS awareness. Like the red ribbon, the red scarf is a symbol of awareness and support for people living with HIV/AIDS. Getting red scarves into the community ahead of World AIDS Day includes our knitting project, red scarf pop-ups, benefit concert, and World AIDS Day vigils.
Over the years we have been proud to see the movement grow to other cities and communities across Ontario and beyond!
Red Scarf 2019
Every year, Regional HIV/AIDS Connection (RHAC) presents the Red Scarf annual benefit concert in the lead-up to World AIDS Day. The concert raises critical funds that directly support people living with, at risk-for, or affected by HIV/AIDS. This year, we are proud to present Bülow at London Music Hall on November 22. Visit redscarf.ca/concert for tickets.
A Taste For Life
Each year, A Taste for Life invites friends in the community to enjoy a dinner that makes a difference. Every meal at a participating restaurant contributes essential funds to our free client programs and services. A Taste for Life is made possible through the incredible support of participating restaurants, volunteers, staff, and sponsors.
The next A Taste for Life event will be taking place on May 1st, 2019. Check out www.atasteforlife.org for the list of this years participating restaurants and check out our Facebook page for more photos of the event.
To date Tachycardia has raised over $120,000 for programs and services at Regional HIV/AIDS Connection. Each year in early April, Medical students from Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry give back to London by donating the net proceeds from this three show production. For more information, visit the Tachycardia website. This fundraiser provides important funds for our programs and support services for people living with and affected by HIV/AIDS and Open Closet, our weekly social support program for LGBT2Q youth.
We are grateful for the ongoing support of our community for helping to bring our fundraisers to life. For more info see how to get involved in fundrasising efforts, visit our Host an Event page.