To raise awareness and support:The largest section of the NAMES Project AIDS Memorial Quilt ever displayed in Ohio was on view in Oberlin's Heisman Club Field House for three days in early December. The event--designed to raise awareness of HIV and AIDS in Lorain County and its surrounding areas and to promote support for victims and caregivers--was co-sponsored by Oberlin College and New Life-Choices in Lifecare, an Elyria health care organization that provides hospice and home care for the terminally ill. The section displayed included 1,064 panels plus a 12' x 12' signature block with eight panels for visitors to sign. The NAMES Project AIDS Quilt was last displayed on the Oberlin campus in 1991. In January 1996 members of ACT-UP/Oberlin (the College chapter of the AIDS Coalition to Unleash Power) began working to bring panels of the quilt back to campus. The co-chairs of the Oberlin College AIDS Project Committee were President Nancy S. Dye and Jenna Hill '99. Dye also was among the volunteers who read the names of some of those who have died from illnesses due to AIDS.
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