Group Holds Candlelight Vigil for HIV/AIDS Deaths

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It was a day of remembering in Owensboro on Sunday.

People gathered at Zion United Church of Christ in Owensboro for a candlelight vigil to remember those who have died from HIV and AIDS.

The purpose of the vigil wasn’t just to commemorate those who have died but also a way to mobilize the community to join the fight against HIV and AIDS.

“HIV’s had a lot of stigma attached to it, and we want to help erase that stigma and let people know that HIV and AIDS impacts people in Evansville, Owensboro and the entire Tri-State, and people can make a difference,” says Wally Paynter, Tri-State AIDS Holiday Project Chair.

The vigil encouraged people to get involved with groups like AIDS Holiday Project and the AIDS Walk to raise money to help families affected by the disease.

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