TB HIV Care’s inaugural ‘Red Lace Race’ took place in Khayelitsha on Saturday, 01 December last year to mark World AIDS Day 2018.
The event saw a relatively small turn-out, but ran smoothly (with wonderful support from the City of Cape Town) and great fun was had by all.
TB HIV Care has big plans for the Red Lace Race and the organisation is now working closely with staff, stakeholders and community groups (incl. the Khayelitsha Athletics Club and the City of Cape Town) to plan the Red Lace Race for 2019.
This year’s event will take place on Saturday, 30 November. Watch this space!
TB HIV Care joined The City of Cape Town, the Department of Health and a group of Khayelitsha NGOs (including MSF, SWEAT, Grassroot Soccer, Desmond Tutu) in Khayelitsha on Friday, 30 November for a World AIDS Day event at the Solomon Mahlangu Hall.
The national theme for World AIDS Day is Cheka Impilo, Know Your Status. The event celebrated health, wellness, community and positive choices while encouraging residents to #KnowYourStatus under the Department of Health’s ‘Cheka Impilo’ and ‘SheConquers’ campaigns.
There was an amazing atmosphere at the Hall (due in part to fantastic performers and speakers) and highlights included:
- A march from MSF’s offices at the Isivivana Centre in Khayelitsha to Solomon Mahlangu Hall – led by a drum majorette group
- A jazz performance from The Institute for Music and Indigenous Arts Development (IMAD) learners – who were brilliant
- Music, dance and other performances – including Zip Zap Circus
- 5-a-side soccer tournament
Many thanks to our HTS teams who provided free testing, screening and other health checks on the day. And a massive thank you to Ndumi Mtshiselwa (PP Prev Coordinator) who proved to be the perfect MC!
Special mention to Michelle Carey (Deputy Communications Manager) who worked so hard to make this event happen.