MANILA, Philippines—LoveYourself Inc. once again marks its bi-yearly Love Gala and Ripple Awards, celebrating the community’s victories against HIV and its associated challenges. Aligned with the global observance of World AIDS Day 2023 on December 04, the festivities unfold at the Podium Hall in Ortigas, Pasig City.
Embracing the spirit of UNAIDS World AIDS Day 2023 with the theme “Let Communities Lead,” this year’s Love Gala pays tribute to unsung heroes who have been true game-changers, tirelessly championing HIV Advocacy in the Philippines and the Asia-Pacific region. It is through the collaborative efforts of these heroes that lasting change is born, and within our collective endeavors, true “Heroes Emerge.”
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The gala will highlight the presentation of “The Ripple Award,” honoring exceptional individuals and organizations for their unparalleled contributions to HIV Advocacy.
Among the distinguished awards is the esteemed “Ripple of Inspiration,” reserved for five individuals who have exemplified extraordinary kindness, brilliance, and bravery in uplifting the lives affected by the HIV epidemic. The “Ripple of Activation Award” will be bestowed upon three organizations instrumental in bringing about positive change to HIV advocacy through collaboration with people, volunteers, and other collaborators. Additionally, the “Ripple of Innovation” will recognize two projects that have made a positive impact on the advocacy through innovative approaches.
Adding to the festivities are esteemed beauty queen ambassadors, Miss Universe 2015, Pia Wurtzbach-Jauncey, and Miss Universe 2018 Catriona Gray—two women who have demonstrated unwavering commitment to championing HIV causes through their respective platforms.
The celebration will feature various performances and inspiring messages by representatives and volunteers from Love Yourself Inc., all aimed at encouraging more people to get involved in the cause.