RED RIBBON GALA—Pictured above, left photo: Robert Hill pins a ribbon the quilt for someone he knows living with the disease. Right photo, from left: Albertha Graham-Ellison, Ph.D., ETAHA vice president; Dr. William Simmons; and Kezia Ellison, ETAHA president and CEO. (Photos by J.L. Martello)
In observance of World AIDS Day, Educating Teens About HIV/AIDS Inc. (ETAHA) held their 9th Annual Red Ribbon Gala at the Omni William Penn, in downtown Pittsburgh. The evening included the honoring of Dr. William Simmons, physician, professor and president of the Gateway Medical Society, for his dedication and commitment to educating people about HIV and AIDS, along with the honoring was the presentation of a quilt that represented those living with and who have died from the disease.