COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) - Tuesday not only marks the first day of December, it's also a somber occasion that raises awareness for one of the worst conditions on Earth.
Dec. 1 marks World AIDS Day, an opportunity for the global community to unite and support each other in the fight against AIDS.
One local group will be doing their part to raise awareness, as Chattahoochee Valley Better Way Foundation will be holding an event about HIV and AIDS awareness Dec. 1 from 6-8 p.m. at St. Thomas Episcopal Church.
The group's president spoke on Monday about the need to unite in the fight against AIDS.
"It's affected over 32 million people worldwide. HIV and AIDS effects every sector, doesn't matter if you're gay or straight, black or white, rich or poor, it does not discriminate, it doesn't matter if you're Christian, Buddhist, or Hindu, or Muslim, it still affects anyone," said Jeremy Hobbs with the Chattahoochee Valley Better Way Foundation.
The event will also feature free testing along with guest speakers and musical performances.