Cut the Stigma

On Saturday, December 1st 2018, visit one of the participating hair salons in Calgary and Medicine Hat and support people living with HIV.

A portion of the services you will receive at these salons on the 30th Anniversary of World AIDS Day, December 1st will be donated to HIV Community Link. Examples of services may include cuts, colours, styles or any combination of services.

Participating Salons:

Velvet Salon – visit Serena
Oasis Salon/ A Jersey Cut – make an appointment with Jersey here
BG Hair Design  – visit Cheryl (403) 977-8619)

You can also make a donation at these salons anytime until December 1.

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.

The 30th Annual World AIDS Day occurs on December 1st, 2018. World AIDS Day is dedicated to showing support for people affected by HIV and honouring those who have passed away from AIDS-related illnesses. This year is also an exciting opportunity to celebrate how far we have come in the global response to ending HIV transmission and stigma. Every year, Calgary’s landmarks are illuminated in red to demonstrate solidarity and support for this international campaign. This year has some extra significance, as HIV Community Link is also celebrating 35 years of excellence in prevention, education and support across Calgary and Southeastern Alberta. We have seen so much change in the HIV field, and together we can continue to achieve our mission: Wellness for individuals and communities affected by HIV and hepatitis C.

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