World AIDS Day Wish Lantern Lighting


Friends For Life will observe World AIDS Day this year by releasing hundreds of airborne wish lanterns over the Mississippi River.

On Tuesday, December 1st at 5 p.m., supporters, staff, and volunteers for the nonprofit HIV/AIDS service organization will gather at Beale Street Plaza and River View Island, just a block north of Beale Street Landing.

Hundreds of paper lanterns will be lit and released into the air to honor those who have passed away from complications of HIV/AIDS and to celebrate the lives of those living with HIV/AIDS.

If it rains, the celebration will be moved underneath the breezeway at Beale Street Landing, and luminaries will be lit instead of wish lanterns.


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