Join APO on upcoming events

APO hosts several annual events, either specifically for clients or for clients and the public. Click on the name of one of the events below to read more.

Ozarks Red Ribbon Ride

The Red Ribbon Ride, is devoted to raising funds for those living with HIV/AIDS in Southwest Missouri. Since 2004, this has been an annual event, hosted by AIDS Project of the Ozarks.

The 2014 Red Ribbon Ride  was  held on Saturday May 17, 2014 at Galloway Station Bar and Grill.

The event raised over $38,000  had 238 cyclists and 200 volunteers!

Please check the bike ride website for more details. 


National HIV/AIDS Testing Day


June 27th is  National HIV/AIDS Testing Day. Each year for National Testing Day APO plans several events and press conferences to raise awareness to the community about the need for education and testing. 


APO will offer testing from 9am-3pm at the main office (1901 E bennett, Suite D, Springfield, MO ) and at APO Downtown (303 Park Central West, Springfield, MO ) from 6pm-11pm


APO will also offer testing at the Community Clinic in Joplin (701 S. Joplin Ave, Joplin, MO )



Client Retreat

 The Client Retreat is an event held every fall for our clients. The retreat is an invaluable time for clients to find support and friendships among their peers; and for staff and clients to spend time together in a more relaxed environment.


21st Annual AIDS Walk

October 4, 2014 Phelps Grove Park

Registration 9AM, Walk 10AM

Costumed dog parade immediately 

following the Walk



Bring your families, your friends, and your dogs, and Step Forward with the AIDS Project of the Ozarks for a day of raising AIDS awareness and the much needed funds for those affected by HIV/AIDS  in Southwest Missouri. There will be activities for the kids, live music and many prize opportunities for individuals and WALK Groups, so gather the troops raise funds and Step Forward for Life.      



The concept of a World AIDS Day originated at the 1988 World Summit of Ministers of Health on Programmes for AIDS Prevention. Since then, it has been taken up by governments, international organizations and charities around the world.

For APO, every day is world AIDS day, however on December 1st each year, we join forces with the rest of the world to raise awareness, celebrate life, and remember those who have died from this pandemic.