Magic Johnson dedicates World AIDS Museum in Wilton Manors

 

dmedina@MiamiHerald.com

Earlier this month, NBA basketball legend Magic Johnson dedicated the World AIDS Museum to those who suffer from HIV/AIDS. The Museum and Educational Center is scheduled to open early next year in Wilton Manors.

Johnson is known for his commitment to providing HIV/AIDS awareness, prevention, and treatment services throughout his career. Twenty-two years ago to the day, on Nov. 7., he announced to the world that he was HIV positive. The overwhelming reaction Johnson got was the inspiration for the founding of the Magic Johnson Foundation (MJF), which works to develop and fund programs that raise awareness and protection of HIV/AIDS.

“The Worlds AIDS Museum concept is one that was created years ago by a group of individuals who had been affected by HIV/AIDS,” said President and CEO of the Museum Steve Stagon.

The mission of the museum is to offer a personal and emotional perspective on HIV/AIDS.

The museum will be at 1201 NE 26th St. Call 954-815-2550 for more information.

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