The Canadian AIDS Society launches fundraising campaign for the Canadian Memorial Quilt Project
The Canadian AIDS Memorial Quilt serves as a living memory of the almost 25,000 Canadians who have died of AIDS-related causes.
We would like to properly care for our delicate quilts, and share them with as many people as possible. However, due to severe lack of funding from the government, we are limited in our resources to adequately care for and display the quilts.
Following in the footsteps of the US AIDS Memorial Quilt project, we seek to digitize the quilts up to today’s standards, and display the quilts using screen technology in a touring exhibit around Canada. Through this exhibit, we could educate Canadians about our past, and instill them with the importance of continuously supporting HIV prevention and treatment even today.
We’ve come so far in the fight against HIV/AIDS, including recently with the U=U milestone, which is the scientific consensus that a person living with HIV who is undetectable cannot pass the virus on. However, there is still so much work to be done, especially around reducing stigma for people living with HIV. We must honour those that have passed while we provide for and support the approximately 65,000 Canadians living with HIV.
This project will not be able to take off without your support, and we wholeheartedly appreciate every donation made. To donate visit GoFundMe.