Thomasville Times Enterprise


February 7, 2014

Singing for a Cure to observe Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

THOMASVILLE — An evening of uplifting entertainment is on tap Feb. 15 at the McIntyre Park School Auditorium as area choirs begin “Singing for a Cure” at 2 p.m. at an event hosted by Southwest Health District’s HIV/AIDS program. The school is located at 117 Glenwood Drive, Thomasville.

“We and our partners are pleased to offer this concert in recognition of National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day,” said Chanel Scott-Dixon, program manager for Southwest Health District’s HIV/AIDS program. “African Americans are the racial/ethnic group most affected by HIV/AIDS in the United States, according to the National Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.”

Sponsoring organizations include Zeta Amicae Auxiliary; Rotary Club of Thomasville; HIV Early Intervention Services, a program of the Division of Addictive Diseases; Georgia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities (Imagine Hope); and the Ryan White program.

“Come out and enjoy an evening of spiritually uplifting entertainment to help enhance awareness about prevention care and treatment among African Americans in the fight against HIV/AIDS,” added event organizer and health district spokesperson Debra Wallace. “`Singing for a Cure’ is free and open to the public.”

Scott-Dixon said educating African Americans about the disease is critical.

“At some point in their lives, an estimated 1 in 16 black men and 1 in 32 black women will be diagnosed with HIV infection,” she said. “We want them to know how to protect themselves and how to access care and other resources. Our program offers quick, free confidential tests. Also, we want to dispel the stigma around the disease. Singing for a Cure is a wonderful way to help get the word out.”

For more information, contact Debra Wallace, Zeenat Turner or Courtney Woods at 229-225-3996.

Text Only
Business Marquee
House Ads
Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide
AP Video
Raw: Ferry Sinks Off South Korean Coast Town, Victims Remember Texas Blast Freeze Leaves Florida Panhandle With Dead Trees At Boston Marathon, a Chance to Finally Finish Are School Dress Codes Too Strict? Raw: Fatal Ferry Boat Accident Suspicious Bags Found Near Marathon Finish Line Boston Marks the 1st Anniversary of Bombing NYPD Ends Muslim Surveillance Program 8-year-old Boy Gets His Wish: Fly Like Iron Man Sex Offenders Arrested in Slayings of CA Women India's Transgenders Celebrate Historic Ruling Tributes Mark Boston Bombing Anniversary Raw: Kan. Shooting Suspect Faces Judge
Twitter Updates
Follow us on twitter


Do you think Lois Lerner should be jailed for not cooperating with the House probe into IRS targeting of conservative political organizations?

     View Results
NDN Video
Baby Sloths Squeak for Their Cuddle Partners in Adorable Video Miley Cyrus Hospitalized After Severe Reaction To Medicine Raw: Ferry Sinks Off South Korean Coast Toddler climbs into vending machine 8-year-old Boy Gets His Wish: Fly Like Iron Man Much-Anticipated 'Gone Girl' Trailer Finally Debuts! (VIDEO) Dog and Toddler Wear Matching Outfits in Adorable Photo Series VP Biden: "World witnesses ordinary citizens doing extraordinary things" It's Official! Michael Strahan Joins "GMA" Blood Moon Time-lapse Actress Lake Bell Goes Topless The Five Weirdest Local Taxes in America Applicants Vying for 'World's Toughest Job' Get Heartwarming Surprise Awkward: Crist catches Lt. Gov. insulting him on camera NASA Showcases Lunar Eclipse US Airways Tweets Graphic Photo of Nude Woman Behind the scenes of the Marathon anniversary photo shoot American Airlines Responds After Girl Tweets Alleged Terror Threat 'Joke' Charlie White's "Dancing" Mistake Olympic Great & Baltimore Native Michael Phelps Ends Retirement; Eyes Rio