For more than 30 years, the AIDS Service Foundation of Greater Kansas City has acted to eliminate the stigma, suffering, and spread of HIV/AIDS in our community.  In working with a diverse HIV/AIDS community, we have witnessed the same acceleration of healthcare inequities and worsening social stratification that the COVID-19 pandemic has exposed. Everyone deserves access to essential medical care and treatment. Everyone includes the underserved and the uninsured. 

Therefore, in observance of World AIDS DAY 2021 and the Foundation’s ongoing mission to raise both money and awareness for our local struggle against HIV/AIDS, we ask you to consider serving as a sponsor of World AIDS Day 2021. You can find descriptions of giving opportunities here.

In recognition of your support, you will be invited to the 
in-person World AIDS Day Reception on December 1st, 5:30 pm to 8:00 pm, at the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, 4420 Warwick Boulevard, Kansas City, Missouri.  

A highlight of the Reception will feature brief videotaped remarks by Dr. Demetre Daskalakis, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) Director of the Division of HIV/AIDS Prevention and Senior Lead, Equity in COVID-19 Data and Engagement. Dr. Daskalakis will share his thoughts on the national strategy to address and end the HIV/AIDS epidemic. 

In our 30-year history working with a diverse HIV/AIDS community, we witnessed the same acceleration of healthcare inequities that currently seem to define the COVID-19 pandemic and expand social stratification. Everyone deserves access to essential medical care and treatment, especially the underserved and uninsured.

Continuing last year’s World AIDS Day theme, HIV/AIDS Activism Through Art, we have again commissioned a public large-scale outdoor mural to bring attention to the importance of defeating the stigma of HIV/AIDS and its impact on access to quality healthcare. We are thrilled that this year’s mural, located at the corner of 18th and Walnut in the Crossroads, will be completed in early November. 

Thank you for your steadfast commitment to the mission of the AIDS Service Foundation and for your consideration of our request in support of World AIDS Day 2021.   

World AIDS Day Community Conversation on HIV/AIDS
December 1 – 5:00pm

In addition to the World AIDS Day Reception, the Foundation will host the annual Community Conversation on HIV/AIDS on December 1st, 5:00 to 6:30 pm at All Souls Unitarian Universalists Church, 4501 Walnut St, Kansas City, MO (across the street from the Kemper Art Museum). This event is free and registration is not required. Students and healthcare workers are encouraged to attend. Please join us! 

 

World AIDS Day 2020

IN Kansas City Magazine, August 2020
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