ACON is seeking volunteers in Sydney, Newcastle, Wollongong, Lismore, Port Macquarie and Coffs Harbour to help out with the 2011 Red Ribbon Appeal on World AIDS Day on December 1.

ACON CEO Nicolas Parkhill said the event was the organisation’s most important fundraising activity for the year.

“The money we raise through the Red Ribbon Appeal is vital to the work of ACON as it helps us prevent the spread of HIV/AIDS through education campaigns as well as provide the services and facilities essential to the health and wellbeing of people living with and affected by HIV/AIDS across NSW,” Parkhill said.

“If you want to help sell ribbons on the street, all you have to do is donate a few hours of your time. In Sydney, we’re also selling ribbons on Friday, December 2 so you can volunteer for this day as well.

“If you want to help sell ribbons in your workplace, we can deliver display boxes with red ribbons to your business premises.

“If you work in a large company, you can even ask your employer if they’ll match the funds you’ve raised through a community fundraising initiative.”

To volunteer visit or contact your nearest ACON office.

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