In partnership with 38 community-based organizations, non-profits, churches and businesses, WNCAP will host the 2010 AIDS Awareness Walk this Saturday, November 6th. Walkers will gather at 11am in The Grove House at 11 Grove Street in downtown Asheville and proceed up Patton Avenue to the Vance Monument where Womansong of Asheville will perform. Scheduled speakers include County Commissioner David Gantt, AIDS Advocate Joy Oliver, and Rev. Brian Combs of the Haywood Street Congregation. PLEASE MAKE PLANS TO JOIN US TO HELP RAISE AWARENESS AND SHOW SUPPORT FOR THOSE LIVING WITH HIV/AIDS. To see the list of Community Partners click here!
Miss NC International Visits WNCAP
Miss North Carolina International, Kristie Tobias, was in Asheville on October 26thpromoting the AIDS Awareness Walk. She toured the town in her sash and crown shaking hands at Isaac Dickson Elementary, meeting with students from WNCAP after-school programs at Asheville Middle School and Delta House, and speaking before City Council and Mayor Terry Bellamy. All in an effort to encourage people to participate in the Asheville AIDS Awareness Walk! Kristie is spending her year as Miss North Carolina International advocating for HIV/AIDS awareness and education. She’ll be back in Asheville this weekend for the walk.
WNCAP and NC Stage Company Partner to Raise Awareness
We are grateful to the NC Stage Company for allowing us to partner with them around their current production of Angels in America. A lot has changed since the play was written nearly twenty years ago. There have been huge advances in medical care and management of HIV/AIDS and we now know a lot about how to prevent transmission. Prevention efforts can only be successful, though, if there is open and honest discussion about HIV risk and prevention — so we are especially grateful to the NC Stage Company for allowing us to facilitate community discussions at the theater before and after select performances. There are five more performances this week (W – Sun) and Michael Harney will be in the lobby prior to Saturday’s show to talk about current HIV/AIDS issues and trends. Visit ncstage.org for ticket information and show times.
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