HAF created the Sol Award (Sun Award) in 2007 to honor individuals and entities who demonstrate compassion, courage and leadership in our shared struggle to eradicate HIV/AIDS and its root causes from our communities.
The global AIDS epidemic has spread great misfortune among millions of people, showing us the widespread devastation caused by chronic illness. As we fight AIDS and other chronic illnesses, it becomes increasingly clear that in the United States and throughout the world the gift of life often depends on one’s ability to buy healthcare. We, however, at HAF firmly believe that quality healthcare is an indiscriminately universal human right.
In our profound appreciation of our partners who both share and practice this belief, we are proud to formally recognize their tireless work in the ongoing, collective endeavor to make the fundamental human right to healthcare a reality.
Sol Awards is our way of acknowledging extraordinary acts of compassion, courage and leadership that, like the sun, spread enlightenment, strength and sustenance for a healthy life.