- Ozarks Red Ribbon Ride |
- National HIV/AIDS Testing Day |
- Client Retreat |
- AIDSWALK |
- World AIDS DAY |
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.
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. www.ozarksredribbonride.org
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 )
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.