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Voices to Unite in Los Angeles for 6,000 Children Orphaned Daily

World Vision Global Vigil to Honor Children Impacted by HIV and AIDS

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 28 /PRNewswire/ --

WHAT: AIDS VIGIL & MARCH---To inspire action and compassion for the 6,000

children worldwide orphaned by AIDS each day, World Vision will

host a vigil in Los Angeles. This event is in concert with World

Vision's vigils in 16 cities, scheduled to circumnavigate the globe

over a 24-hour period leading up to World AIDS Day. During this

time, the names of 6,000 children who have lost one or both parents

to AIDS will be read. At the Los Angeles vigil, the world's

children will be recognized through the reading of 250 names.

WHEN: Thursday, November 29 12:00 noon - 2 pm

WHERE: Saint James in the City Church, 3903 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA


WHO: Guest speakers include:

Ken Casey, Sr VP of Global Operations for World Vision


Mr. Moses Dombo, Director, Intl. Programs, HIV and AIDS, World



St. James in the City Choir

Event is open to the public

NOTE: for B-ROLL consideration as you assemble World AIDS Day stories in

LA-There is also a related World AIDS Day MARCH just prior to the

vigil. 10:30 am starting at the Islamic Center at 4th and Vermont.

Proceeding up to Wilshire and then along Wilshire to St James'

Church at St. Andrews.

Bagpipe Player and Drummers expected

6,000 Reasons to Act ... and Each Has a Name

Today, like every day year-round, 6,000 children will lose a parent to AIDS. "6,000 Reasons" is the theme World Vision has chosen to mark this year's World AIDS Day (December 1st) and the events and activities leading up to it, nationwide and globally.

The World Vision Global Vigil will occur in 16 major cites worldwide. Other activities will include the assembly of AIDS Caregiver Kits, rallies, lectures, performances, and the presentation of new research revealing global attitudes toward helping children orphaned by

AIDS. All activities are being designed to inform and motivate the public to action on behalf of orphans and children made vulnerable due to HIV/AIDS.

About World Vision

World Vision is a Christian humanitarian organization dedicated to working with children, families, and their communities worldwide reach their full potential by tackling the causes of poverty and injustice. We serve all people regardless of religion, race, ethnicity, or gender. For more information, visit

SOURCE Aids Healthcare Foundation; World Vision
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