Michigan World AIDS Day Activities
Originally printed 11/29/2007 (Issue 1548 - Between The Lines News)
ANN ARBOR:All day Dec. 7: Dine Out Ann Arbor, over 100 restaurants donate to MAPP all day. Contact Craig Covey, Midwest AIDS Prevention Project, (248) 545-1435
DEARBORN:STITCHES Doll Project and the Artistic Stories of Women living with HIV, display of dolls, and speaker Kathleen Gerus-Darbison, telling her story of living with HIV and the Dolls story. In the Community Health & Research Center Conference room. Nov. 30: Noon-5 p.m. Artistic Stories presentation from 3 p.m.-3:45 p.m. Contact Christiano Ramazzotti, (313) 216-2253, http://www.stitchesdollproject.org, ACCESS, Community Health & Research Center, 6450 Maple Rd., Dearborn.
DETROIT:Stop AIDS. Keep the Promise: Connect the Dots. Nov. 30, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Hosting over 20 area HIV/AIDS prevention services, free confidential and anonymous testing, along with additional health screening such as blood pressure and glucose. Live entertainment, refreshments along with local/state dignitaries. A presentation entitled "Lightening the Torch, Passing the Flame, Keeping it Lit." Michigan Dept of Community Health, Wayne County Health Department & the City of Detroit Health & Wellness Promotion held at Northwest Activity Center's Ballroom. Contact Anthony Harris (313) 876-4878
FERNDALE:Dec. 1: Ferndale 1st United Methodist Church, Woodward Ave, Spaghetti dinner $7, 6:30 p.m. followed by Ecumenical Remembrance service, Zion Lutheran Church. Craig Covey, Midwest AIDS Prevention Project, 429 Livernois, Ferndale
FLINT:Ceremony Dec. 1 at Woodside Church in conjunction with Wellness AIDS Services, Inc. Contact Steve Atkins/Greg Storm (810) 232- 3888
GENESSEE COUNTY:Genesee County Health Department; UM-Flint, Wellness Center, FACED, and other CBO's and local churches have multiple activities planned including a Health fair Dec. 1 from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. A program Dec. 1 from 6 p.m. - 7:30 p.m., with local fraternities & sororities giving info about HIV poetry, local church choirs will sing, HIV positive speaker and a candlelight vigil are planned. Expecting 150+ people. Testing will be offered throughout the program., Deidre Belton, Debbie Harris or Bettina Campbell (810) 210- 7720
IRON MTN:Dec. 3 Superior AIDS Prevention Group: Noon. Ecumenical Service and red balloons released with names attached. Distribute dozens of Red Ribbons to local businesses for them to pass out to their customers. 409 E. 5th, Iron Mountain.
KINGSFORD:On Dec. 1: Radio stations all playing one song by Positive Voices. Northpointe Healthcare Systems, 715 Pyle Drive, Kingsford; Dickinson/Iron Health Dept., Philip Gardiepy-Hefner (906) 779-0501
LANSING:Nov. 30: Red Ribbon Dinner & Silent Auction at Eagle Eye Golf Course, Bath; Dec. 1: Observance program and Fashion Show at the Hannah Community Center.Lansing Area AIDS Network, 913 W. Holmes Rd., Patrick Lombardi, (517) 394-3719
MT. PLEASANT:Panels of the AIDS quilt displayed at the community church in Mt. Pleasant., Arenac Nov. 30, Isabella Dec. 3 & 4, Osceola Dec. 4. From 9 a.m. - 4 p.m in all locations. In collaboration with Isabella County AIDS Council. Contact Lorrie Youngs (989) 773-5921 x162. Central MI District HD (CMDHD), 2012 E. Preston Ave, Mt Pleasant
TRAVERSE CITY:Community World AIDS Day ceremony, Nov. 30. 7 p.m., Thomas Judd Care Center, 1221 Sixth St., Ste. 206, Traverse City
WEST BLOOMFIELD:Dec. 1: Precious Lives, Precious Metals Benefit Gala, Tapper's Jewelers, West Bloomfield, $130 per person, 8 p.m. In conjunction with Craig Covey, Midwest AIDS Prevention Project, (248) 545-1435
YPSILANTI:HIV/AIDS Resource Center, (HARC) 3075 Clark Rd., Ste. 203, Ypsilanti
Awareness Table; Letter Writing Campaign; Educational Presentation; Bar Outreach; Panel of experts; AIDS Quilt Outreach; Women & AIDS Presentation; AIDS Awareness PresentationFor a complete list of activities and resources see http://www.mihivnews.com/events/2007_wad_activities11-19-07.pdf
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