Red scarves fill park; it takes a community to fight AIDS

(Left to Right) Debra Jonathan, Ellie Hill, Kim Logan, Paula Maracle. Red Scarf Day organizers from Six Nations Health Services spent time out in the cold decorating Veterans Park with 188 red scarves. (Photo by Jim C Powless)

By Justin Lethbridge Writer OHSWEKEN – You couldn’t miss them. The bright red swaying in the wind. Two hundred bright red scarves adorned Veterans Memorial Park Friday Nov., 29th supporting World AIDS Day Dec., 1 that has become known as Red Scarf Day. The red scarves were hung from trees, bushes and benches all aimed at raising awareness of HIV/AIDS. Each scarf was either hand-knitted or crocheted by Six Nations community members and featured a small tag with statistics on AIDS and links to resources about the disease. Scarves are hung to imitate the double red ribbon which is the international symbol of AIDs awareness. This year the Dajoh Knitters Group, who began knitting in July knitted 188 scarves. HIV, (Human Immunodeficiency Virus), is a virus that infects and destroys…

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