AFC, Harmony start partnership
In advance of National HIV Testing Day on June 27, the AIDS Foundation of Chicago ( AFC ) has announced a community outreach partnership with Harmony Health Plan of Illinois, a subsidiary of WellCare Health Plans, Inc.
The campaign, "Together Continuing 30 Years of Action to Change the Story of HIV," aims to build awareness of HIV testing, care and holistic health services in Chicago communities.
The AFC and Harmony campaign will launch in conjunction with a Harmony sponsorship of "Step Up. Get Tested.," a Chicagoland HIV-testing collaborativea group of 34 community and public-health organizations that have joined forces to promote HIV testing in the city's most vulnerable communities since 2012.
The initiative will include bus shelter, print and radio advertisements that feature a collaborative campaign message and call-to-action to drive HIV testing and participation in targeted communities.
View press release at the link: www.windycitymediagroup.com/lgbt/Harmony-AFC-bring-awareness-to-testing-treatment-holistic-health-needs-/51687.html .
Dyke March details unveiled
Chicago Dyke March, per usual, will be held the day before the annual Pride Parade.
The march will take place Saturday, June 27, at the Humboldt Park Boat House, 1400 N. Sacramento Ave. Participants will gather at 1:30 p.m. at Roberto Clemente High School on the southwest corner of Western Avenue and Division Street; the kick off at 2:30 p.m. , with people marching west down Division.
The Puerto Rican Culture Center and the Trans-Latin@ Coalition have expressed their support for the event, which will take place in Humboldt Park for the second consecutive year.
The Chicago Dyke March Collective is accepting donations. Those interested in contributing should send donations via DykeMarchChicago@gmail.com on Paypal.com .
Chicago Dyke March Collective is a grassroots mobilization and celebration of dyke, queer, bisexual, and transgender resilience. Visit chicagodykemarch.wordpress.com/ .
Deborah's Place gala on June 12
On Friday, June 12, Deborah's Place celebrates 30 years of service to break the cycle of homelessness for women in Chicago with the 30th-anniversary "Opening Doors" benefit.
It will take place 7-11 p.m. in the Winter Garden of Harold Washington Library Center, 400 South State St.
Gaynor Hall Patterson of WGN and CLTV is the honorary event chair and host. The Northern Trust Company and Denis Pierce of the Pierce Family Foundation will receive awards. There will also be a live auction and cocktails.
Visit www.DeborahsPlace.org .