The cancellation of the 2020 edition of Solidays plunged the Solidarité Sida association into a very complicated financial situation …

Originally scheduled from June 19 to 21 in Paris, the Solidays 2020 festival had to be canceled due to the health crisis. A financial disaster for the association behind the event, as its president and founder Luc Barruet explained to our colleagues at France Info: “This festival represents 70% of Solidarité Sida’s resources. (…) We have to find this money, because otherwise it means cuts in terms of structure and many programs that cannot be funded … “ As a reminder, thanks to the 2019 edition of Solidays, 108 AIDS control programs in 22 countries have been funded …

Since the announcement, the mobilization of festival-goers and businesses has enabled the organization to recover a large part of their costs and to fill the festival cash boxes again. Today, the loss of 3.2 million euros has been partially compensated, but despite this good news, funding for the many patient care and prevention programs is still under threat. There is still a million euros missing … Solidarité Sida is launching a call for donations today. To participate in this great cause, go to solidays.com ! Each euro counts the meltynauts …

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