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    Light in the Grove 2022

    The National AIDS Memorial hosted the 2022 Light in the Grove on the eve of World AIDS Day, Wednesday, November 30. With the theme “Changing  the Pattern for a Future Without AIDS,” the gala and fundraiser—with all proceeds directly supporting the mission and programs of the National AIDS Memorial—was attended by more than 600 participants. The program featured a moving candlelit visit to the Circle of Friends memorial followed by a walk through the illuminated Redwood  Grove  leading to a large warm tent area for cocktails and hors d’oeuvres.

    Cleve Jones, founder of the AIDS Memorial Quilt, was honored for his long career as an activist for justice. Former San Francisco Mayor Art Agnos presented Jones with the National AIDS Memorial Lifetime of Commitment Award.

    The program was moderated by ABC7 anchor Reggie Aqui and included Breanna Sinclairé, soprano vocalist; Michael Pappas, San Francisco Interfaith Council; John Cunningham, National AIDS Memorial; Mayor London Breed; Supervisor Matt Dorsey; and more.

    To view a television news report on this year’s Light in the Grove:

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    Published on December 15, 2022