Red Ribbon Awards
The Penn CFAR CAB held the first ever Red Ribbon Awards Ceremony in the world in 2004. The ceremony is held each year in commemoration of World AIDS Day, and recognizes the tireless efforts of our local heroes in policy, research, community, faith, youth leadership and more. The Penn CFAR CAB has developed partnerships with several programs from the School District of Philadelphia showcasing the work of youth around the city and creating the space to continue the work of HIV activism and education.
At our 2023 CFAR Red Ribbon Awards Ceremony, we want to take the opportunity for people worldwide to unite in the fight against HIV, to show support for people living with HIV, and to commemorate those who have died from an AIDS-related illness. We welcome your nominations to help us celebrate these leaders in our field on December 1st, 2023.
Dale L. Grundy Youth Leader Award: Someone between 14 and 25 years of age who has displayed leadership and made a significant contribution to educational initiatives to reduce the risk of HIV/AIDS in the community
Researcher Award: Someone who has made significant contributions in research to improve clinical/medical practices, and/or social issues involving HIV prevention, treatment, and/or cure efforts.
Policy Maker Award: Someone who has exhibited knowledge, commitment, and excellence in public policy and in issues surrounding HIV/AIDS as a local, state, or federal policymaker.
Community Award: An individual who has made a significant contribution to the fight against HIV/AIDS in the role of advocate, caregiver, and/or community activist.
Faith-Based Award: An individual or organization/group whose mission has been to serve the community and has made a significant contribution in addressing HIV/AIDS through education, advocacy, and/or caregiving.