The Quilt Comes To Fresno

All About Care hosted the 3rd Fresno appearance of The Names Project AIDS Memorial Quilt
April 14, 15, & 16, 2000

All About Care, a local non-profit organization providing practical, emotional, spiritual, and charitable support to people affected and infected with HIV/AIDS, was proud to host the third Fresno appearance of a portion of The Names Project AIDS Memorial Quilt.

The Quilt Comes To Fresno

The primary goal of this particular display of The Names Project AIDS Memorial Quilt was to heighten awareness of the human ipact of AIDS in the Valley. Co-sponsored by The Fresno Bee and ABC-30, admission to view this display was free.

Quilt panelBegun in 1987 as a visual memorial and personal remembrance to lives lost to AIDS, today the entire AIDS Memorial Quilt consists of close to 52,000 individual panels. Approximately 10,000 viewers to the Selland Arena exhibit in April had the opportunity to view 1,000 panels, including the panels of past San Joaquin Valley residents. Lieutenant Governor Cruz Bustamante served as the Honorary Chair of this project which was organized by Chair Cynthia Brazil Karraker and Co-Chair Beth Marney.