Category Archives: AIDS Action Committee

New Fenway Institute study explores revolutionary method of HIV prevention

HIVThe Fenway Institute is conducting a study to test a manufactured antibody that will prevent HIV and help researchers learn how the antibody works.

The Fenway Institute is looking to enroll HIV-negative individuals between 18 and 50 years of age and in good health.  Anyone interested in participating in this study should know that it is impossible for the vaccines to give you HIV and cannot cause you to give HIV to someone else.  The study involves up to 11-18 half hour scheduled clinic visits over 8-months. Eligible participants will receive up to $975 for study completion.

While it is great that HIV treatments are prolonging the lives of those with HIV it is time we make AIDS history. If you agree and would be interested in learning more, please contact the Fenway Institute at 617.927.6450 or email bethechange@fenwayhealth.org.

Chandler Street Block Party at Boston Pride

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Chandler Street Block Party

One of the most fun events of Boston Pride isn’t even an official Pride event, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t stop by and check it out.

Located on the corner of Chandler and Berkeley Street in the heart of the South End this is a lot of fun when the weather cooperates.

Saturday, June 13th
1:30pm – 7pm
Berkeley & Chandler St.

There is a $15 donation collected that goes to AIDS Action Committee so by coming out and having fun with your friends you are actually helping a great local non-profit.

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Taste of the South End: Tuesday, March 3, 2015

TOSE, AIDS Action, AAC, South End restaurantsI previously wrote about this fun annual tasting that raises money for the AIDS Action Committee of MA, but I wanted to give one more shout out for those of you who may have been contemplating attending but had yet to buy tickets.

Taste of the South End, Tuesday March 3, 2015

More than 40 of the neighborhood’s restaurants will share tempting bites that range from the savory to the sweet.  In addition there will be plenty to drink and entertaining cooking demonstrations from some of the neighborhood’s most admired chefs.   If you have any questions about this social South End event, feel free to reach out to me.  Otherwise, grab tickets while they last.  Here is a quick video from a Taste of the South End from a few years back. 

Taste of the South End tickets now on sale

TOSE, AIDS Action, AAC, South End restaurantsSince 1995 local restaurants have come together to share some of their most tempting plates to help raise awareness and money for the AIDS Action Committee of Massachusetts. This year more than 40 restaurants from the South End will converge for the Taste of the South End on Tuesday, March 3rd.

Get your tickets before the event sells out. You can find more details about the program can on their website here.  Tickets for the 2015 Taste of the South End are on sale now!

Harbor to the Bay this weekend

Harbor to the Bay, Boston, ProvincetownNow in its twelfth year, Harbor to the Bay (H2B), a 120+ mile bike ride initiated to help raise awareness and funding for several local HIV/AIDS organizations, has raised nearly $3.5 million.

This year’s ride is scheduled to take place on Saturday, September 20th. The ride starts at the corner of Boylston and Clarendon Street and concludes at the Boat Slip in Provincetown later that day.

I’d like to tip my hat to the organizers, volunteers and of course the many riders who train and fund raise for this event.  AIDS/HIV is no longer in vogue and the fund raising, prevention and education work is still as important as ever. Thank you  to everyone who helps make this ride a possibility.  If you’d like to learn more or possibly donate, visit their website, www.harbortothebay.org.

 

AIDS Walk & 5k Run Boston

AIDS Action Committee, AAC, AIDS Walk BostonThe 29th AIDS Walk  & 5k Run Boston took place yesterday, drawing a large crowd probably in part due to the spectacular weather.  At the time I wrote this post details about how many participated and the total amount raised had yet to be announced.  If you have not donated and would like to I’d encourage you to visit the link below.

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Feel free to select my photo (Rob Wilson) or any of my colleagues who participated in the AAC social media campaign to raise awareness and fund raise. This event is crucial to raise unrestricted dollars to help fund / support mission-critical programs that aren’t always popular or easy to fund.   Much thanks to the AIDS Action Committee, the many volunteers and those who participated. Below are some photos from all the fun. Thank you to all who posed for Sergio.AIDS Action Committee, AAC, AIDS Walk BostonAIDS Action Committee, AAC, AIDS Walk BostonAIDS Action Committee, AAC, AIDS Walk BostonAIDS Action Committee, AAC, AIDS Walk BostonAIDS Action Committee, AAC, AIDS Walk BostonAIDS Action Committee, AAC, AIDS Walk BostonAIDS Action Committee, AAC, AIDS Walk BostonAIDS Action Committee, AAC, AIDS Walk BostonAIDS Action Committee, AAC, AIDS Walk BostonAIDS Action Committee, AAC, AIDS Walk BostonAIDS Action Committee, AAC, AIDS Walk Boston

 

Join me at the Boston AIDS Walk & Run

Credits: Creative Direction: Ricardo Rodriguez   Photo: Joel Benjamin   Hair: Salvatore Malafronte and Jon DeMar for Salon Mario Russo   Make-Up: Tavi de la Rosa and Grace Sheikh

Credits:
Creative Direction: Ricardo Rodriguez
Photo: Joel Benjamin
Hair: Salvatore Malafronte and Jon DeMar for Salon Mario Russo
Make-Up: Tavi de la Rosa and Grace Sheikh

This Sunday, June 1st will be the 29th Boston AIDS Walk & Run. It will start at 9:00 AM with the opening ceremonies at the DCR Hatch Memorial Shell.  The 5K run starts at 9:50 AM and the walk at 10:00 AM.

I’d like to encourage you to make a modest pledge in your own name and come down and join Sergio and me this year as we walk.

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