campaign/event was founded in 2008 by Martin Rooney as a part of the campaign
to remove the US HIV Travel Ban. Proceeds have surpassed $60000 since
its inception and have benefitted two worthy organizations – Surrey HIV/AIDS
Food Bank, operated by Lookout Emergency
AID Society and AIDS Tijuana (Truax House),
a clinic in Tijuana Mexico operated through funds raised through the International
Court System & the Imperial Court de San Diego, California.
the momentum of this event continues to grow with sponsors, participants
as well as much needed funds.
2016 the Red Ribbons 4 Life Foundation was established - its founding
1. To focus on food security
for HIV and HVC positive individuals
2. To educate and fundraise to
support direct services for those on low income and/or other
disability living with with HIV/HVC
3. To host the annual Red
Ribbons 4 Life event that will generate funding to be
distributed to direct services that focus on food security for
those on low income and/or disability in the HIV/HVC community
on the Lower Mainland
Last year (2017)we raised $16,500 that goes directly to enure high protein, high carb food items are continuously on the shelves of the Djaeff Mahler Foodbank, in Surrey BC.
it's inception over $86,000 has been donated to AIDS services that
focus on food security for those living with HIV.
Also an huge effort
to remove the stigma in the message "Know YOUR Status, Get TESTED"
To read the history of the lifting of the travel ban and previous campaigns
- click here