William Coyne was diagnosed with HIV in 1990, he says the event is to remind people that there is always a light at the end of the tunnel.
“Candles have always been a way to remember. We light candles to remember the people we lost, we light candles in hope,” he said. “It’s the idea of a light in the darkness.”
Coyne says the event is to pay tribute to those have lost their lives due to AIDS, while honoring those living with HIV/AIDS. It’s also an opportunity to inspire the community to take action to fight the disease.
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