FRANCE: 40,000 RED BALLOONS ARE RELEASED FROM EIFFEL TOWER IN MEMORY OF AIDS VICTIMS
- Title: FRANCE: 40,000 RED BALLOONS ARE RELEASED FROM EIFFEL TOWER IN MEMORY OF AIDS VICTIMS
- Date: 28th October 1995
- Summary: PARIS, FRANCE (OCTOBER 28, 1995) (RTV - ACCESS ALL) 1. SLV/SV PEOPLE BLOWING UP BALLOONS, FILLING THEM WITH GAS/ EIFFEL TOWER IN BACKGROUND/ VARIOUS OF BALLOONS BEING INFLATED (3 SHOTS) 0.17 2. SV ORGANISER WITH AIDS (ACQUIRED IMMUNE DEFICIENCY SYNDROME) AWARENESS T-SHIRT 0.19 3. MCU EVENT ORGANISER OLIVER BLANCARD SAYING THE AIM IS TO INCREASE PUBLIC AWARENESS AND IMPROVE THEIR SERVICE (FRENCH) 0.30 4. SLV BALLOONS UNDER COVERING 0.34 5. MCU PRESIDENT OF ORGANISATION "VAINCRE LE SIDA" (CONQUER AIDS), DOCTOR PATRICE MEYER, SAYING THE EVENT IS A WAY TO VISUALISE THE PUBLIC'S SUPPORT AND TO IMPROVE AID AND SOLIDARITY WITH AIDS VICTIMS (FRENCH) 1.06 6. SV ONLOOKERS IN RAIN, WITH UMBRELLAS 1.10 7. SV PHOTOGRAPHER 1.11 8. LV CRANES BALLOONS BEING RELEASED 1.27 9. SV PEOPLE WATCHING 1.28 10. GV/LV BALLOONS FLYING PAST EIFFEL TOWER (2 SHOTS) 1.41 Initials Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved.
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- Location: PARIS, FRANCE
- Country: France
- Duration: 00:01:41
- Story Text: Forty thousand balloons were released under the Eiffel Tower in Paris on Saturday (October 28) in memory of the 40,000 AIDS (Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome) victims in France.
According to Doctor Patrice Meyer, president of "Vaincre le Sida" (Conquer AIDS), the event was a way of visualising the public's support for the victims of this deadly disease in France, which has the largest number of sufferers in Europe.
Organiser Olivier Blancard, said half of the 40,000 victims had died from AIDS and the other half lived suffering daily with the disease and needed special support.
The public was invited to buy a balloon. All funds raised will go to the organisation's home nursing programme.
The balloons were released throughout the afternoon at the Champ de Mars at the foot of the Eiffel Tower.
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