By DAVE McMILLION
Staff Writer, Charles Town
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - About 10 people joined in a walk from the public square in Martinsburg Sunday night to the Christ Reformed United Church of Christ as part of worldwide effort to shed light on the AIDS epidemic.
Mary and Mel Arvin of Martinsburg lit candles with the group at the East Burke Street church as part of a open discussion about what needs to be done to fight the disease.
The couple's 26-year-old son Todd died of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome last year after he contracted the disease through a blood product, his mother said. He received the tainted medication while being treated for hemophilia.