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Thrive Alabama to host community health fair on Saturday

Thrive Alabama will host their second annual Stomp Out HIV community festival on Saturday, June 25, from noon to 5 p.m. in Huntsville’s Big Spring Park East. This free event offers music, entertainment, food trucks, and more. The main stage features a variety of local performers and a Step Dance Exhibition. A health and wellness fair will bring together more than 40 groups and organizations so you can learn more about resources in our community.

Young people can enjoy The End Zone, an exciting HIV prevention experience featuring local professional athletes and sports teams, fun activities, photo studios, giveaways, and prizes. The End Zone stage will highlight interactive sports and dance demonstrations.

Free HIV testing will be available in the ThriveMobile, a 33-foot RV designed to bring healthcare into the community. Rapid HIV testing is quick and easy, taking only a few minutes to get a result. Each person tested will receive a free gift.

If you don’t want to get tested for HIV at the event, ask any Thrive Alabama staff member about getting a test kit to take home with you.

Stomp Out HIV is held every year to acknowledge and promote National HIV Testing Day. Thrive Alabama encourages everyone to get tested for HIV, know your status, and get linked to care and treatment if needed. Stomp Out HIV is a safe space event.

Main Stage Lineup:
• Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. (Step Team)
• Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc. (Step Team)
• Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. (Step Team)
• Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. (Step Team)
• Chelsea, Who? (Vocalist)
• Remy Neal (Singer-songwriter)
• DMRSoul (Singer-songwriter)
• Divas of Royalty (Dance)
• Madison Gems (Dance)
• Dazzlin’ Dymes (Dance)
• 615 Platinum Showstoppers (Dance)
• Huntsville Community Drumline, Inc.
Plus, DJ Primetime256!

Stomp Out HIV is being hosted with the support of the City of Huntsville Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion and the National Pan-Hellenic Council of North Alabama (NPHCNA). The event is Sponsored in part by Curant Health.

Thrive Alabama is a 501c3 nonprofit organization with clinics in Huntsville, Florence, and Albertville. The agency serves nearly 6,000 people with services that include adult primary healthcare, pediatrics, behavioral healthcare, sexually transmitted infection treatment, HIV prevention, nutritional counseling, social work services, and more. For information, visit thrivealabama.org.

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