05 October 2013

World AIDS Day Breakfast

Wednesday - December 4, 2013

Over thirty years ago the first cases of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) garnered the world's attention. Since then, over 600,000 Americans have lost their lives to AIDS and more than 56,000 people in the United States become infected with HIV each year. Currently, there are more than 1.1 million Americans living with HIV. Moreover, almost half of all Americans know someone living with HIV. In King County alone there are an estimated 7,500 men and women living with HIV/AIDS.

Each person can make a difference, yet when we band together we can make the strongest impact. That is why FIVE of Seattle's preeminent non-profit AIDS services providers have joined together in a powerful collaboration: the 10th Annual World AIDS Day Breakfast. The largest benefit of its kind in the Northwest, the breakfast is a fundraiser for Rosehedge/Multifaith Works, Gay City Health Project, Seattle Counseling Service, Inspire Youth Project, and Lifelong AIDS Alliance, who work together to provide crucial HIV prevention, education, support and care in the Seattle area.

This breakfast is an opportunity for you to make the strongest impact you can by supporting this entire network of AIDS service providers in Seattle. Last year the event brought in over $80,000 for the combined agencies, which provided those living with HIV/AIDS have care, support and most importantly – hope.

Actress Peggy Platt will emcee the event this year, and attendance is expected to exceed 600, so register now for a table. Your support will help change lives, so join the community in honoring those lost, helping those who are living with HIV/AIDS and celebrating the power of community. With your help we can send a message to remind Seattle that there is still a community of compassion fighting this disease and that none of us are alone.