World AIDS Day Awareness event in conjunction with the Quarterly Health Screening event was held on Saturday December 7th, 2019 at the Haffye Hays Park in Greenville Florida from 10:00 am until 2:00 pm.
World AIDS Day designated on December 1st every year since 1998 is an opportunity to unite in our effort to stop HIV, support those affected by HIV and remembering those that lost their lives to HIV- related diseases
This event offered health screenings, education materials and health insurance plans to individuals. Big Bend Cares, Care Point Health and Wellness along with Big Bend AHEC, Florida Department of Health, Healthy Start, Lighthouse Health Plan and the Sickle Cell Foundation were the event providers. During this event, nine HIV test were conducted in accordance to the event hosted for World AIDS Day.
The Greenville Fire Department and Ambulance Service also participated with “Touch The Trucks” allowing the kids to a tour of the fire truck and ambulance and gift them with goodie bags from the vehicles.
Community partners and vendors donated door prizes that were given away throughout the event which included two 20-inch bicycles, gift cards, certificates, electric heaters and throw blankets. Children activities including bats, balls and other items were provided by Big Bend Cares staff as well as fresh coffee and donuts from Krispy Kreme.
This was a great event for the residents of Greenville crowd indicated that they enjoyed being out in the park for the purpose of the event.
A BIG THANK YOU to everyone that participated and special recognition to the Jefferson County Florida Department of Health for allowing use of the mobile unit, and Pam Beck for ensuring it’s arrival.