National HIV Testing Day will be recognized across the country on Monday, June 27th. The National Association of People with AIDS founded the day in 1995 to promote the importance of HIV testing and encourage action. To commemorate the day, Red Pump is teaming up with Beyond Care, Inc to rollout “In Her Shoes,” a mother-daughter girl talk session designed to encourage open dialogue around risky behaviors and the significance of making healthy lifestyle decisions.
Aside from sharing HIV facts and prevention information, the program really centers on the important impact that women adult figures have on the lives on young women. As we prep for the program, we are asking women to donate red pumps with a positive message related to self-esteem and self-worth to pass along to the ladies. At the conclusion of the program, the young ladies are asked to create a positive message that they would share with their future daughters. We want to create an environment where the daughters are not only receiving words of encouragement but learning how to give it.
If you are a mother/aunt/godmother/grandmother to a teen girl between the ages of 12-17 and located in the Chicago area, we’d love to have you join us! The event is FREE, lunch will be provided, and we will be doing HIV testing on-site. Specific details are below:
Date: Saturday, June 25th from 12-3p
Location: Inner City Health Center (2150 S. Canalport, Chicago)
RSVP: Email [email protected]
If you know someone who will benefit from this session, please pass the word! To keep the session as interactive as possible, we only have slots allotted for 20 teen-adult pairs, so sign up soon!