The Centers for Disease Control estimates that more than 17,000 Americans die from HIV/AIDS each year. Tonight, the Douglas County AIDS Project holds a candlelight memorial service at the University of Kansas’ World War II memorial campanile and carillon — the tall, gray tower on the south side of the Lawrence campus. The service commemorates those whose lives have been affected by HIV/AIDS.Candles will be provided for a memorial reading. At midnight, a university carillonneur will play from the tower, ushering in tomorrow’s World AIDS Day.Of the 2,680 HIV/AIDS cases in Kansas, 64 were reported in Douglas County in 2007. The AIDS Project is sponsoring the service to raise awareness and reduce the spread of the virus. The hourlong service begins at 11:30 p.m. For more information, see douglascountyaidspro ject.org or call 785-843-0040.
Fri., Nov. 30, 11:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m., 2007