World AIDS Day

In recognition of Wold AIDS Day, Compass displays the largest collection of the AIDS Memorial Quilt in Florida. Each year, a ceremony is hosted on December 1st which include the quilt display, a candle light vigil, induction, and special performances by Voices of Pride.

Two week’s worth of community events join local community based organizations and several area churches together to engage the community in becoming a part of a global impact to end AIDS. In an effort to work closer with national and local initiatives to provide Palm Beach County with resources, Compass’ World AIDS Day promotes awareness about HIV and how to love a stronger and healthier life.

The AIDS Memorial Quilt, founded in 1987, is the largest piece of community folk art in the world, a 54-ton collage affixed with the names of over 91,000 victims of AIDS.

2014 World AIDS Day Program Dedications

This event is specially important to our community as it is the time of the year that we commemorate those who have passed away from AIDS, celebrate those who continue to live with HIV/AIDS and recognize the gains that have been made in treatment access. Compass puts together and prints an event guide with history, schedule of events, Quilt display guide and dedication ads. This program guide is available through the closing ceremony and available free of charge to anyone visiting the Quilt and the many events hosted at Compass or partnering events in the community.

Honor the memory of your loved one by including their story in Compass’ World AIDS Day program guide. A World AIDS Day Program dedication ad is a great way to commemorate a special person who has passed away from AIDS while also supporting World AIDS Day events in your community.

If you would like to honor a loved one by including their story in Compass’ World AIDS Day program guide, download the application and information here.

Your contributions enhance Compass’ funded programs for community center activities and special events held outside of the scope of our funded, direct service programs.

Quick Links


2014 World AIDS Day schedule of events

November 18th - December 3rd

AIDS Memorial Quilt on display all day

Tuesday, November 18th

5 pm - Opening of the AIDS Memorial Quilt

5:30 pm - City of Lake Worth World AIDS Day proclamation

Thursday, November 20th

National Transgender Day of Remembrance

6 pm - “Broken Silence” Open mic, candle light vigil

Monday, December 1st

World AIDS Day

6 pm - Welcome

6:30 pm - Voices of Pride Performance

7 pm - Candle light vigil & interfaith service

7:30 pm - Closing remarks