Cut the Stigma

Building on the 12 year legacy of the Donnie Peters Memorial Cut-a-Thon, Cut the Stigma is an event that weaves the Calgary community together to reduce the stigma around HIV and raise funds to support HIV programming.

Support the World AIDS Campaign

By participating in Cut the Stigma, you will have the opportunity to demonstrate your support for ~80,500 Canadians and over 7,000 Albertans diagnosed with HIV, and for countless more who are affected by the illness – family, friends, communities, and those at greater risk of transmission.

World AIDS Day is dedicated to showing support for people affected by HIV and honouring those who have passed away from AIDS-related illnesses. Every year, Calgary’s landmarks are illuminated in red to demonstrate solidarity and support for this international campaign.

Your Impact:
  • $50 will provide one supportive counselling to a person living with or at risk for HIV
  • $100 provides an overdose prevention education session for up to 25 people
  • $300 allows us to host a peer support group for up to 10 people living with HIV
  • $500 will help 25 of our clients with their basic needs such as food and hygiene supplies
If you are interested in supporting this campaign or would like more information, please contact Sarah at sstephens@hivcl.org.