National AIDS Memorial - Building Our Legacy

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#TeamAIDSMemorial – Join Our Family!

We Walk As One. We Walk Together. Together we will raise $90,000 and ensure that the National AIDS Memorial is able to continue to be a place of hope, healing and remembrance in perpetuity.

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World AIDS Day National Observance

John Cunningham and Bill Clinton at the Clinton Boulder at the NAMG

The National AIDS Memorial marked World AIDS Day honoring leaders in the HIV/AIDS community who have made a significant difference in the fight against AIDS. President Bill Clinton delivered keynote remarks and spoke to the hope the future holds, while always remembering the precious lives lost to the epidemic.

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Watch: The Heart of the National AIDS Memorial

Heart Flowers in Circle of Friends

The Circle of Friends is the heart of the National AIDS Memorial. It is critical that we never forget the tragic stories of discrimination, or the courageous stories of countless individuals who fought against it. As the National AIDS Memorial, this is not only our legacy—it is our responsibility.

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Stories from the Heart

Stories from the Heart of the Grove

To commemorate the 25th anniversary of its groundbreaking, the National AIDS Memorial Grove has launched Stories from the Heart, a project that aims to capture and curate the vast and diverse voices of the AIDS epidemic. This project is one enactment of the Memorial’s mission to provide, in perpetuity, a place of remembrance so that the lives of people who died from AIDS are not forgotten and the story is known by future generations.

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Pedro Zamora Young Leaders Scholarship

Pedro Zamora

Dedicated to the continuing legacy of AIDS educator and activist Pedro Zamora, the Pedro Zamora Young Leaders Scholarship Program (Scholarship) seeks to support the academic efforts of emerging young leaders who share Pedro’s passionate commitment to ending the HIV/AIDS pandemic.

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Recent Scholarship Recipients

Pedro Zamora Young Leaders Scholarship logo

Each year, the National AIDS Memorial awards a scholarship to ten individuals through the Pedro Zamora Young Leaders Scholarship Program, in order to pursue their educational goals and remain committed to public service and leadership in the ongoing fight against HIV/AIDS. Each of the following individuals has been awarded a $5,000 scholarship.

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Circle of Friends

Circle of Friends 2017 - Banner

The Circle of Friends is engraved with over 2,500 names of individuals touched by AIDS, including those who have died; those who loved them; and donors to the National AIDS Memorial.

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