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The San Pedro AIDS Commission is ready to take on 2014!


September Celebrations Crew. Photo by Conch Creative
September Celebrations Crew. Photo by Conch Creative

The San Pedro AIDS Commission is pleased to report on a successful 2013. For over 12 years, the San Pedro AIDS Commission has been assisting the community of San Pedro, providing both medical and moral support to persons afflicted by the disease. The group is made up of volunteers, and funds are gathered through fund raising events and donations from the generous community. Of their hard work and efforts in 2013, a grand total of $8,020.73 was given to HIV/AIDS patients. $1,219.90 went to medications and vitamins while $4,399.83 earmarked for patients’ living and travel (doctor, checkups, etc.) expenses. In addition, the San Pedro AIDS Commission allocated $1,511 towards education programs on HIV/AIDS.

The San Pedro Sun spoke to San Pedro AIDS Commission President, Felix Ayuso, who stated that 2014 will bring even more support and education for HIV/AIDS. “We want to make an even bigger impact this year. The San Pedro AIDS Commission will be working closely along with the community in the fight for HIV/AIDS by focusing in education and awareness,” said Ayuso.

06 AIDS Commission - © Olivera RusuProactive measures being undertaken include using all major events (Lobster Fest, Costa Maya Festival, Dia de San Pedro, etc.) as means of reaching out to the community to educate and for support. They will also be embarking on a campaign entitled “We Care”. The “We Care” campaign will give people the opportunity to discuss HIV/AIDS and be a part of the movement where you can imprint you handprints as part of a mural that signifies unity for a cause.

San-Pedro-AIDS-Commission-ComparsaThe AIDS Commission is also pleased to announce that preparations for the three day comparsas for Carnaval 2014 are underway. Those wanting to participate as dancers and be part of the San Pedro Carnaval culture are asked to register with Felix Ayuso at phone number 663-9922. Non-participating members of the group are asked to contribute $25 towards expenses in the Carnaval undertaking.

The San Pedro Sun applauds the San Pedro AIDS Commission for their continued work with HIV/AIDS patients.

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