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VANOC Vans to Fight AIDS? Vancouver Street Nurses Petition for an Olympic Legacy

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VANOC Vans to Fight AIDS?

The street nurses featured in the film Bevel Up: Drugs, Users and Outreach Nursing are calling on the Vancouver Organizing Committee for the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Games to dedicate former Olympic cars to fight AIDS. So many agencies in the Downtown Eastside could use outreach vans for their work. Whether delivering a meal to a man with AIDS in a SRO in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside, or providing a means to get an HIV positive woman to a doctor’s appointment or for an agency to provide services for sex workers – no Buick need be wasted!

Sign the petition at: www.PetitionOnline.com/legacy10

Help us spread the word and get as many signatures as we can! Share it on Facebook  & Retweet to your followers (@BevelUp). Let's create an Olympics legacy Vancouver can be proud of.

Dear John Furlong,

We want your Buicks to fight AIDS.

Many organizations that serve people living with HIV/ AIDS could do more if they only had transportation. Now that they are no longer needed to move Olympic VIP’s around Vancouver, the former VANOC cars could be used to deliver meals, take people to doctor’s appointments, or bring medications to people with HIV. We, the undersigned, call on VANOC to commit two cars to HIV outreach as part of an Olympic Legacy to fight AIDS.

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