Carbondale hosts Southern Illinois AIDS Walk

CARBONDALE — About 130 people took part in this past weekend’s annual Southern Illinois AIDS Walk in Carbondale. The walkers started at the Newman Catholic Student Center in Carbondale and walked for two miles. Wally Paynter said this year’s walk raised more than $6,000 and they were still counting. The money will be going to the Southern Illinois AIDS Coalition, which does HIV education throughout Southern Illinois and provides assistance to low income households impacted by HIV/AIDS. All photos courtesy of Stephen Lee Bear

Southern Illinois AIDS Coalition needs help with holiday project

CARBONDALE — The Southern Illinois AIDS Coalition is looking for people to sponsor families in their annual holiday project. From the Coalition’s Facebook post:
PLEASE SHARE: Southern IL AIDS Coalition NEEDS HELP with our AIDS Holiday Project. We are serving low-income households impacted by HIV / AIDS in the 19 Southern-most counties of Illinois. We have 20 households that need to be sponsored, including 15 homes with children. Call or text 618-384-1619 to sponsor a family.