PRN: Barcelona Lights up in Red in the Fight Against AIDS
Barcelona Lights up in Red in the Fight Against AIDS
BARCELONA, Spain, December 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ --
Coinciding with World AIDSDay, a large number of buildings and venues in BarcelonaÂ will light up in redÂ in support ofthe fightagainstÂ theÂ disease. Barcelona wants to show its commitment and become an international reference in the fight against AIDS year after year.
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This action is included within the public awareness campaign "Barcelona joins the fight against AIDS", promoted by the Barcelona City Council and the Fight against AIDS Foundation, and joins the initiative Light for Rights. The Foundation also organizes a Gala for fundraising for research tonight. Singer Miguel BosÃ© and model Eugenia Silva are the ambassadors of this Gala, which collected 368.000€ last year.
Between 6pm and 1am,the following buildings will light up in red: Ajuntament de Barcelona, Sagrada Familia, la Pedrera, Macba, National Theatre of Catalonia, CaixaForum Barcelona, El LiceuÂ Opera House,Â CasaÂ BatllÃ³, Francisco Godia Foundation, El Palauet, El Poble Espanyol, Axel Hotels, Majestic and W Hotel, and some shopping centers likeÂ Arenas and Gran VÃa 2, among others.
The most commercial places of Barcelona, Passeig de Gracia and Diagonal, have also collaborated in this awareness campaign, displaying the red ribbon and the sloganÂ "Barcelona joins the fight against AIDS"Â in their windows.
Fight against AIDS Foundation
Fight against AIDS Foundation is a nonprofit organization dedicated to health, research and teaching in the field of HIV and AIDS. Under the direction of Dr. Bonaventura Clotet, one of the most internationally renowned scientists, the foundation has helped in assisting thousands of AIDS patients and in the research of new drugs and treatments.
The research areas of the Foundation remain in continuous development as there are still lots of gains to be achieved, such as the eradication of the disease and the development of a vaccine for preventing and curing the disease.
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