Thrive Alabama to Host Community Health Fair Saturday – The Madison Record
Thrive Alabama will host its second annual Stomp Out HIV Community Festival on Saturday, June 25 from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. in Big Spring Park East in Huntsville. This free event features music, entertainment, food trucks, and more. The main stage features a variety of local artists and a Step Dance exhibit. A health and wellness fair will bring together over 40 groups and organizations so you can learn more about our community resources.
Young people can enjoy The End Zone, an exciting HIV prevention experience featuring professional athletes and local sports teams, fun activities, photo studios, giveaways and prizes. The End Zone stage will feature interactive sports and dance demonstrations.
Free HIV testing will be available in the ThriveMobile, a 33-foot motorhome designed to bring health care to the community. Rapid HIV testing is quick and easy, taking only a few minutes to get a result. Each person tested will receive a free gift.
If you do not want to get tested for HIV at the event, ask any Thrive Alabama staff member to get a test kit to take home.
Stomp Out HIV is held annually to recognize and promote National HIV Testing Day. Thrive Alabama encourages everyone to get tested for HIV, learn their status, and be connected to care and treatment if needed. Stomp Out HIV is a safe space event.
Composition of the main stage:
• Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. (stage team)
• Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc. (Step Team)
• Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. (Step Team)
• Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. (Stage Team)
• Chelsea, who? (Singer)
• Remy Neal (singer-composer-performer)
• DMRSoul (singer-composer-performer)
• Divas of Royalty (dance)
• Madison Gems (Dance)
• Dazzlin’ Dymes (dance)
• 615 Platinum Showstoppers (Dance)
• Huntsville Community Drumline, Inc.
Also, DJ Primetime256!
Stomp Out HIV is organized with the support of the Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion of the City of Huntsville and the National Panhellenic Council of North Alabama (NPHCNA). The event is sponsored in part by Curant Health.
Thrive Alabama is a 501c3 nonprofit organization with clinics in Huntsville, Florence, and Albertville. The agency serves nearly 6,000 people with services that include adult primary health care, pediatrics, behavioral health care, treatment of sexually transmitted infections, HIV prevention, nutritional counselling, social work, etc. For information, visit prosperalabama.org.