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Bill Clinton Foundation set to celebrate World Aids Day

Dec 8, 2015, 10:35 AM | Article By: Cherno Omar Bobb

Bill Clinton Foundation is set to celebrate World Aids Day in the form of a run on 26 December 2015.

The celebration, according to Kawsu Jaiteh, founder of Bill Clinton Foundation in The Gambia, will be staged by his foundation in collaboration with NAS and Actionaid the Gambia.

Mr Jaiteh said the run has four categories, with free registration to participate in the event.

The male category run, he said, will start from Westfield and end at Bakau community centre, and the female category run will commence from Traffic Light and conclude at Bakau community centre.

The secondary school category will start from Sabina Junction and end at Bakau community centre, and the primary school category will start from Standard Newspaper junction and finish at Bakau community centre.

He said there will be a cash prize of D1,000 and a trophy for the winners in each category, as well as cash prizes of D750 for second position holders, D500 for third positions and D250 for fourth positions in each category.

The aim is to target young people to prevent the disease spreading among them as they are the cream of society and future leaders. 

He added that they also want to promote voluntary counseling and testing to meet the global target of 3 zeros which means zero new infection, zero stigma and discrimination and zero HIV dead.

He urged partners and everyone to come on board and support this worthy cause.

The numbers to call for registration are 9829258 or 7062495.

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