Originally launched in London, the Red Scarf movement seeks to end the stigma and raise awareness around HIV. AIDS Project Rhode Island (APRI) has brought this worldwide movement to the Ocean State – both honoring those in our community that we’ve lost and supporting those currently living with and affected by HIV/AIDS in Rhode Island on World AIDS Day. Each year APRI installs all sponsored and donated red scarves across the PVD Pedestrian Bridge on December 1st to provide a visual reminder of those lost in Rhode Island to the HIV/AIDS epidemic since 1983. The event provides a way for our community to come together in an artistic show of support for APRI in a safe, impactful way.
By sponsoring a red scarf for $20, which will be placed on the bridge by APRI staff between 7 AM – 1 PM on December 1. Scarf sponsorships can be done in advance online or by texting ‘REDSCARF’ to 44-321.
Sponsoring a scarf in-person on the day of the event, at the table set up at the pedestrian bridge near Water Street between 11 AM -1 PM on December 1.
Dropping a red scarf off at the dropbox located at the FSRI office, located at 55 Hope St, Providence, RI 02906 or at the Plant City across from the pedestrian bridge.
Observing World AIDS Day
On December 1, APRI will light up the Rhode Island statehouse red, in honor of World AIDS Day. We ask you to take a moment of silence in honor of the 1,748 people in our state who have lost their lives to HIV/AIDS since 1983.
Become a community champion and sponsor APRI today! View our sponsorship packet and the benefits associated with sponsorship!
Text REDSCARF to 44-321
Join Rhode Island’s Red Scarf movement this World AIDS Day and help to raise real awareness and stand against stigma to improve the lives of those living with, affected by, and at risk for HIV/AIDS in our community.
All proceeds support AIDS Project Rhode Island and our work to provide a compassionate, non-judgmental, and collaborative response to the needs of people living with, affected by, and at risk for HIV. We strive to accomplish our mission through leadership in the prevention, education, supportive services, and advocacy. We serve more than 1,500 people throughout Rhode Island every year.
Contact Jenna Pfueller at firstname.lastname@example.org
THANK YOU for joining us to bring the Red Scarf movement to Rhode Island! YOU are making all of the difference!