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AIDS Memorial Quilt Comes to Florida Mall

September 10, 2010

In conjunction with next week's 2010 U.S. Conference on AIDS in Orlando, some 20 blocks from the AIDS Memorial Quilt will be displayed at the Florida Mall from Friday through Sept. 15. "HIV/AIDS is not about facts and figures but about real people who are loved and tragically lost to this lethal disease," said Julie Rhoad, CEO of the NAMES Project Foundation, which maintains the 1.3 million square-foot quilt. "It is our hope that after seeing all of the love sewn into every panel of this 54-ton quilt, visitors are compelled to respond to HIV/AIDS with compassion, action, and resolve." The free display will be on view daily from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. and from noon to 5 p.m. on Sunday. The Florida Mall is located at 8001 South Orange Blossom Trail, Orlando. For more information, visit

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Adapted from:
Orlando Sentinel
09.08.2010; Kate Santich

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This article was provided by CDC National Prevention Information Network. It is a part of the publication CDC HIV/Hepatitis/STD/TB Prevention News Update.
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