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Minnesota AIDS Project 2013 Women & Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day Brunch

Minnesota AIDS Project

Sunday, March 10, 2013 at 11:00 AM (CDT)

Minneapolis, MN

Minnesota AIDS Project 2013 Women & Girls HIV/AIDS...

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Ticket Type Sales End Price Fee Quantity
Adult Ended $35.00 $2.92
Girls (21 and under) Ended $25.00 $2.37
Scholarship Fund - I would like to ensure that women impacted by HIV are able to attend this event Ended
Donation - I am either not able to attend or I would like to provide additional support to Minnesota AIDS Project's HIV education efforts. Ended

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Minnesota AIDS Project invites you to the

2013 Women & Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day Brunch:

“Share Knowledge. Take Action.”


March 10, 2013 11am

Cave Vin, 5555 Xerxes Ave S, Minneapolis


Join us for a delicious brunch and Silent Auction while learning more about Minnesota AIDS Project’s efforts to prevent HIV in Minnesota and how to support women living with HIV. Minnesota AIDS Project volunteer advocate Annie Elmer will share with us her efforts to educate youth and prevent new cases of HIV, and what you can do to help.

Menu

Brioche French Toast with maple syrup

Poached Eggs Florentine

Turkey Sausage

Yogurt with fruit and granola

Assorted scones

Orange Juice, Mimosas & Coffee

 

Schedule

11:00am             Check-in, Silent Auction and Mimosas

11:45am             Welcome & Brunch

                             Silent Auction Closes

12:30pm             Annie Elmer: Share Knowledge. Take Action.

1pm                     Closing and Thank You


Why observe National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day?

HIV/AIDS is a serious public health issue for women and girls. Through 2009, there were 188,668 adult and adolescent females living the U.S. with HIV. Since the beginning of the HIV/AIDS epidemic, males have accounted for the majority of new HIV infections diagnosed each year in Minnesota. However the number and the proportion of cases among females have increased over time. In 1990, males accounted for 89% of new HIV infections. In 2011, 75% of new infections occurred among males and 25% among females.

 

Annie Elmer

Diagnosed with HIV in 1990, Annie Elmer was told she likely had three healthy years to live.  Initially, Annie shared her diagnosis and her doctor’s grim prediction with only her family and a few close friends. Five years later, however, she shared her diagnosis publically to a group of more than 200 co-workers and today, more than 20 years later, she continues to tell her story with the intent of preventing new cases of HIV.  “I simply had to deal with the situation on a personal level before making it a public one,” Annie says, “For the longest time, I could not say what was on my mind every day.  After I shared my story, people would come up to me to show their support. The support from my coworkers was amazing.” 

Annie contracted HIV through unprotected sex with a man. She recalls going alone to get her test results and riding the bus home in semi-shock.  After the shock and numbness wore off, Annie beganlearning what the diagnosis meant for her and building her new life. Minnesota AIDS Project has been a partner in Annie’s journey from her first call to the AIDSLine for information and legal assistance in 1990. In recent years, Annie’s involvement with Minnesota AIDS Project has shifted from client to volunteer advocate. Annie serves on Minnesota AIDS Project’s speakers bureau and as a Positive Leader, and she recently testified before the Minnesota State Legislature in support of the Health Insurance Reform and the expansion of Medicaid to cover more low income adults with health insurance.

 

Our Silent Auction will include restaurant gift certificates, floral arrangements and HIV Instructor Training.

Special Thanks to Cave Vin (www.cave-vin.net), Roger Beck Florist (www.rogerbeckflorist.com), Annie Elmer (www.annieelmer.com)

Have questions about Minnesota AIDS Project 2013 Women & Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day Brunch? Contact Minnesota AIDS Project

When & Where


Cave Vin
5555 Xerxes Avenue S
Minneapolis, MN 55410

Sunday, March 10, 2013 at 11:00 AM (CDT)


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Organizer

Minnesota AIDS Project

Founded in 1983 as a statewide nonprofit agency, the Minnesota AIDS Project envisions a world free of AIDS. Our mission is to lead Minnesota's fight to stop HIV through prevention, advocacy, awareness and services.

In partnership with over 1,000 volunteers, we provide compassionate, confidential and non–discriminatory services, including practical, emotional and social support. In 2011, the organization provided services to more than half of the over 7,136 Minnesotans living with HIV. The Minnesota AIDS Project’s Risk Reduction staff members reach thousands more throughout the state with HIV prevention education, HIV testing and community outreach to those at the greatest risk for transmission.

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