AIDS Awareness Quilt on Display at NHRMC

December 05, 2019
AIDS Quilt1

The Frank Harr Foundation is honored to be bringing The AIDS Memorial Quilt to Wilmington from now until December 15. During this event, 20 sections of the Quilt will be displayed at select venues in our community including New Hanover Regional Medical Center, in an effort to raise awareness for the continued fight against HIV/AIDS. Other venues include Cameron Art Museum, Thalian Hall, St. Paul's Episcopal Church, St. Stephen A.M.E. Church, and many others. 

NHRMC's STAR Employee Resource Group was instrumental in ensuring pieces of the quilt would be on display at NHRMC. 

"The STAR LGBTQ+ Employee Resource Group is honored  to partner with the Frank Harr Foundation in hosting the AIDS Memorial Quilt at NHRMC," said member Amber Woodard. "We embrace the opportunity to help bring awareness to the impact of this real and current health challenge in our community. Our organization is committed to supporting prevention and facilitating access to care and treatment for all populations, and we look forward to participating in this powerful and important project."

Six panels of the quilt will be displayed at NHRMC. 

  • Zimmer Cancer Center stairwell
  • Women's and Children's Hospital  (3 panels)
  • NHRMC main lobby 
  • SECU Family House 

About the Quilt: 

In June of 1987, a small group of strangers gathered in a San Francisco storefront to document the lives they feared history would neglect. Their goal was to create a memorial for those who had died of AIDS, and to thereby help people understand the devastating impact of the disease. This meeting of devoted friends and lovers served as the foundation of the NAMES Project AIDS Memorial Quilt. Today the Quilt is a powerful visual reminder of the AIDS pandemic. 

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Pictures from Rodney Bullard