service announcement participants
various members of the community joined the San Pedro AIDS Commission in
filming the first of what is expected to be many more public service
announcements to heighten public awareness of this worldwide epidemic.
According to a Commission representative, this first
public service announcement is being created to educate the local and
national populace about HIV/AIDS. "We want people to understand that this
disease is out there and it does not discriminate. We need to educate
ourselves and our loved ones about this epidemic so we can take the
necessary precautions so as not to fall victims to HIV," stated the San
Pedro AIDS Commission President.
A simple script about HIV facts was written by Peace
Corps volunteer Miki Kim and handed out to a variety of people from the
community selected for the production, filmed at the Holiday
the TV announcement was Mr. David Marin who will also be editing the
production. The Commission then hopes to air the finished product on
local and national television stations as part of their HIV/AIDS
Participants in the first San Pedro AIDS Commission
public service announcement include: Katrina Bradley (San Pedro High
School student), Dr. Otto Rodriguez (health care provider), Jenine
Haylock (Miss San Pedro 2002-2003), Felix Ayuso Jr. (San Pedro AIDS
Commission President), Deona Armstrong (San Pedro AIDS Commission member)
and Francisco Verde (San Pedro Lions Club President).