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April 4, 2012

AIDS Memorial Quilt Seeks Support to Travel to Capital

The NAMES Project Foundation, the custodian of the AIDS Memorial Quilt, seeks volunteers and financial sponsors to help bring the Quilt to Washington, DC, this summer, according to a NAMES statement. The Quilt will “blanket” the capital region during the Smithsonian Folklife Festival in June and during the XIX International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2012) in July. Sections of the Quilt will be displayed on the National Mall and more than 40 additional venues. The Quilt currently consists of more than 47,000 panels representing the lives of 94,000 people, and it weighs about 54 tons.

To read the NAMES statement, click here.

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