On behalf of the AIDS Service Foundation of Greater Kansas City and our Event Planning Committee, we thank everyone who was able to support World AIDS Day 2017. We are proud to report that the Patron Reception and Community Luncheon raised $94,000 for our campaign to Think Global Act Local.
Special thanks to Maurice Watson for opening his stunning home for the Patron Reception. Approximately 150 sponsors, patrons and honorees enjoyed Maurice’s warm hospitality. The World AIDS Day Community Luncheon likewise proved a great success.
Emceed by Phil Witt, luncheon highlights included the recognition of Kansas City physicians Dr. Joseph Brewer and Dr. Paul Jost for their pioneering and decades long treatment of HIV/AIDS clients and the presentation of the Mark Dreiling Award for Community Leadership to Rev. Eric Williams of Calvary Baptist Temple Church. In her keynote speech, Dr. Gail Wyatt PhD., internationally renowned HIV/AIDS activist and researcher, exposed the myths and mistaken beliefs that inform current practices of HIV/AIDS awareness, education and treatment.
A Fund-A-Need closed the program, raising $9,000 to launch the Foundation’s new HIV/AIDS Youth Education and Prevention effort. WOW!
All of us connected to the AIDS Service Foundation and its beneficiaries appreciate your leadership and commitment.
2017 World AIDS Day Co-Chairs
Sarah Baum Ann Isenberg Sandy Geduldig
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