Flash Mob Spreads Awareness of World AIDS Day

By Stephanie Parkinson

December 1, 2012 Updated Dec 2, 2012 at 1:54 PM EDT

Fort Wayne, Ind. (www.incnow.tv) – Hundreds gathered for a flash mob at a local mall Saturday in recognition of World AIDS Day.

The local chapter of the NAACP organized the event. The goal was to spread awareness about HIV and AIDS.

Those in charge said almost 300 people showed up for the flash mob. Shoppers at the mall flocked to the area where the dance mob was. The group danced and then held up signs promoting awareness of the deadly disease.

“We made a statement, that is, some people don't know that they live with HIV and so it makes it aware that people who didn't know they had it and so they can go and realize that we did something to make people aware of the HIV,” said Kierra Curry, Vice President, NAACP.

While the NAACP created this idea they also reached out to other local organizations and local schools to increase the participation.

All the details were kept secret until the flash mob happened Saturday afternoon.

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