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MIT observes World AIDS Day on Dec. 4

MIT will observe World AIDS Day on Wednesday, Dec. 4 with information booths and a chocolate buffet in Lobby 10 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Several panels from the AIDS Memorial Quilt will hang in Lobby 10 that day. MIT Medical's Health Education service, the Children's AIDS Program at Boston Medical Center, the Children's Hospital AIDS Program, Community Servings and the Pendulum Project will have information tables. Visitors also may pick up free red ribbons.

The Women's League, which is coordinating the event, will host a chocolate buffet selling desserts donated by local bakeries, restaurants, catering services and members of the MIT community. Proceeds will benefit Community Servings, a nonprofit organization that delivers free hot meals to people in greater Boston who are living with AIDS.

Anyone who wants more information or can volunteer to help should contact Sis de Bordenave at the Women's League office (253-3656, ). The group needs help picking up donated pastries, baking, and staffing and selling tickets for the chocolate buffet.

World AIDS Day began in 1988 as a result of a call by the World Summit of Ministers of Health on Programs for AIDS Prevention to open channels of communication, strengthen the exchange of information and forge a spirit of social tolerance.

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