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RED-y 2 Step Up!

National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day is an annual nationwide observance that raises awareness about the impact of HIV/AIDS on women and girls.  Every year during the month of March and particularly on March 10, organizations and individuals come together to offer support and hope, reduce stigma, share information, and empower women and girls to learn the importance of HIV/AIDS prevention, care, and treatment.  This year marks the 10th observance of National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day.

As part of the observance in Baton Rouge, HAART asks are you “RED-y 2 Step Up” in support of all  women and girls impacted by HIV/AIDS?  We invite your business or organization to join us in support of this day of awareness by putting your best foot forward and wearing red shoes on Friday, March 13, 2015.

To document your participation, you can also participate in our Red Shoes Photo Campaign.  We will come to your business/organization with a special backdrop and materials to photograph you in your red shoes.  Photos will be posted on the HAART website and shared with you and the National Red Pump Campaign.

In addition, if you want to further support testing efforts targeting women and girls, you can make a special contribution expanding testing specifically targeting women and girls.  For every $35 donated we will be able to test an additional women or girl at risk for HIV.  Together we can stop the HIV epidemic in its tracks. Make your donation by accessing our online donation form.

For more information on how to be a part of this event, please contact Brandi Paynes Testing and Community Outreach Coordinator at or phone (225) 424-1778.

Earlier Event: March 4
Unity Support Group
Later Event: March 18
Unity Support Group