THIS IS OUR MISSION.
THIS IS OUR STORY.
Let us never forget what we went through, how we pulled together, and how far we have come.
STORIES: The AIDS monument will remember the devastation of AIDS on our nation and will celebrate the courage of activists, caregivers and community leaders. We lost approximately 650,000 Americans to AIDS, more than the total American deaths in World Wars I and II combined.
Visitors to the site can upload memorials, including stories, videos and images of lost loved ones.
We will celebrate the caregivers, activists and community leaders who fought for and continue to fight for an end to HIV/AIDS.
We will provide links to information on HIV/AIDS prevention and education, raise awareness about the history and the current state of the disease and help remove the stigma of living with HIV/AIDS.
About the Foundation
The Foundation for The AIDS Monument is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit public benefit corporation with an active Board of Directors comprised of community, business, philanthropic and civic leaders.
We are looking to expand the Board to include a diverse group of experienced and dedicated participants from across the country. If interested, please email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Thank You, City Of West Hollywood
STORIES: The AIDS Monument will be in the heart of West Hollywood Park’s $86 Million renovation. The land for the Monument was generously donated by the City of West Hollywood. The Monument is South of the intersection of Santa Monica Blvd and San Vicente Blvd, across from the Pacific Design Center and North of the West Hollywood Library.
Our region is a leader in innovative HIV/AIDS-related services, treatments, research, organizations and events. The AIDS Monument will be a focal point for that incredible energy, as recognized by our biggest donor to date, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center.
There is a national move to “to chronicle the AIDS tragedy more comprehensively,
to explore the pandemic’s many facets” (New York Times) while eyewitnesses are
still with us. West Hollywood and Los Angeles are home to people with incredible stories of heroism, innovation and sacrifice that must be told and remembered.
As a gateway to the world, our region is positioned to celebrate these stories for a global audience, as demonstrated by the generous support of Visit West Hollywood.