In honor of World AIDS Day, dozens gathered at High Street Church in Macon, to remember lives lost to the disease, while spreading a message of encouragement.
The ceremony included live music and prayers of hope for those living with the virus. Macon city councilman, Rabbi Larry Schlesinger, read a proclamation from Mayor Robert Reichert. It declares December 1st, World AIDS Day, in the city of Macon.
"We've come a long way but we've still got a lot of work to do," says Rabbi Schlesinger.
Today President Obama announced his goal to significantly increase access to life saving AIDS drugs. He pledged $50 million dollars to help those with the disease here in the U.S. and around the world.