Celebration in Red will be held December 1, 2015 at the Biltwell Event Center in Indianapolis. With guests wearing something red, the well-recognized color of HIV awareness, the event will feature live entertainment, the debut of a limited edition, red line of fashion accessories (pocket squares, bow ties, and jewelry), a silent auction, a photo exhibition, and great food and drinks. Event proceeds will benefit support services for HIV-infected children in Kenya.
Every December 1, we celebrate World AIDS Day to unite in the global fight against HIV. In 2014, The Pocket Square Project, a fashion-oriented initiative to improve the lives of children with HIV, launched Indianapolis’ first World AIDS Day celebration. This year, we will host Celebration in Red: For World AIDS Day. The Pocket Square Project (thepocketsquareproject.org) pairs fashion and philanthropy to benefit HIV-infected children in Kenya. The project is an initiative of the long-standing Indiana University School of Medicine partnership in Kenya called AMPATH (ampathkenya.org), which provides HIV care for more than 150,000 patients in Kenya. Events hosted by The Pocket Square Project bring together people interested in fashion, design, innovation, and global health around this initiative to support children with HIV — combining entertainment, philanthropy, and fashion.
With Celebration in Red, The Pocket Square Project will gather global citizens in Indianapolis for a red-themed party that draws awareness to the continued fight against HIV and the health of the world’s children. Celebration in Red offers our community an entertaining way to honor those living with HIV and directly support HIV-infected children.