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Riverwood Students Form Human AIDS Ribbon, Raise Funds to Fight Disease

In 2008, the Sandy Springs high school became the first school in the nation to create an official Human AIDS Ribbon on World AIDS Day.

 

For the fifth year, Riverwood International Charter School students formed a Human AIDS Ribbon in Hoskyn Stadiumin honor of World AIDS Day.

World AIDS Day was Dec. 1.

In 2008, Riverwood became the first school in the nation to create an official Human AIDS Ribbon on World AIDS Day with over 300 students participating. Even more students assembled on the stadium field, in the next two years, all clad in red t-shirts.

This year's ribbon was equally impressive, with participants' $5 donations and wrist bands proceeds going to Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. Donations will be taken to the Georgia Thespian Conference where they will go into a direct fund for BC/EFA.

Riverwood World AIDS Day Club co-presidents Alexandra Greenway and Jake Greenberg were this year’s driving forces behind RICS’ human AIDS ribbon, along with school sponsor and Assistant Principal, Kari Schrock.

The Human AIDS Ribbon movement originated in Piedmont Park in May of 2008 with 12-year-old student Shannon Roux and Charlie’s Port film and theatre group. Alexandra says, "The Ribbon is not just another Riverwood tradition, but an opportunity for students and faculty to physically represent the cause they are supporting. It's simply inspiring to see how many people participate."

 
JamesMichael December 18, 2012 at 06:40 PM
Beautiful. Goes to show we have more to learn from our children than we do from so many of the Pastor BillyBobs who make pretense to doing The Work of Compassion but instead get lost in righteous finger-waggling.

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