Posts Tagged ‘AIDS’

GOING OUT: Dining Out for Life, Wednesday, December 2nd

December 1, 2009

Happy December!

In light of World AIDS Day and HIV awareness, Dining Out for Life in Louisville gets set for another year. The premise of DOFL? You dine out, and the restaurant donates proceeds that day to HIV/AIDS organizations. For our city, that will be the House of Ruth.

To get in on this, find a participating restaurant and go chow down!

Tomorrow, December 2
All Day

Participating restaurants in Louisville (find a restaurant)


COMING UP: Be Creative. Be Safe. Postcards – An event for World AIDS Day

August 24, 2009

In celebration of World AIDS Day, STARViN-ARTiST Gallery is doing something really special, if not remarkable.

The gallery, which recently moved to the heart of the Original Highlands on Baxter Avenue, will be having an HIV/AIDS fundraiser called, “Be Creative. Be Safe. Postcards,” a series in which artists will be selling original pieces, all to benefit clients who provide services for those living with HIV/AIDS.

Here’s the fun part. The series will feature all kinds of artists, from those entering their very first show to icons within the local art scene. All works will be sold for $35, but you won’t find out who did the piece until after you purchase it.

The event is actually in two parts. First comes the preview show, on November 27; a sneak peak of the works, which is open to the public. The benefit sale takes place the following Tuesday on December 1. All pieces are first-come, first-serve and you can also enter a raffle to win an original work! Even if you don’t buy anything, you are encouraged to attend. Admission to the preview show is $35, but the benefit sale will only set you back $5. And all of this is meant to raise awareness about HIV/AIDS, so why not get involved in helping stop this epidemic?

ARTISTS: If you want to be a part of the series and contribute a piece, please contact the studio at the address below to obtain a submission form or send an email:

Be Creative. Be Safe. Postcards
c/o Starvin-Artist Gallery
608 Baxter Avenue
Louisville, Kentucky 40204

Deadline for submissions is November 1. Also, if you submit a piece, you get in free!

Preview Show
Friday, November 27
8-10 PM

Benefit Sale
Tuesday, December 1
6-10 PM

608 Baxter Avenue

Preview Show: $35
Benefit Sale: $5

The Louisville AIDS Walk NEEDS your help! Sign up and donate today!

August 20, 2009

In less than a month, the Louisville AIDS Walk will celebrate its 17th year — will you be part of it?

Since 1993, the Walk has united Louisvillians of all backgrounds to join against the struggle of AIDS, stand with those living with HIV and remember loved ones who have passed on. The event, which is the largest fundraiser in the state for this issue, helps clients who provide services and treatment for those living with HIV or AIDS.

Unfortunately, times have been tough for everyone, including the AIDS Walk. Due to the recession many sponsors have had to withdraw their contributions or give less. Just as worse, participation has dropped significantly. Last year, 130 AIDS Walk teams took part and $41,000 was raised through online donations. As of right now, there are only 58 teams and only $4,900 has been raised, which is just over 1/10 of last year’s amount.

But it’s not too late to get involved! Louisville AIDS Walk has traditionally seen a huge rise in donations and signups the month before the event. Even though the dip in activity is steep, a lot can be done within 24 days.

How do you get involved? It’s easy. Sign up as an individual or as part of a team. Just go to the Web site ( and create your own profile. Once this is set up, visitors can sponsor you or your team through donations (which are tax deductible). You can also download a pledge form and collect donations in person. If you want to take it to the next level, you can also become a sponsor of the event at various levels.

And just as important, PASS THIS ON. There are thousands of people who live with HIV or AIDS around the state who depend on treatment and services the AIDS Walk help funds. Despite the advances in medicine, AIDS cases continue to increase and the rates of HIV infections have grown in Kentucky, as funding for care has dropped. Your donations and commitment to the cause will not only help those in need, but stop the spread of this epidemic and the devastation it brings to them and their families’ lives.

For more information, please contact Brad Hampton at (502) 574-5947 or by email or visit the Web site.

Saturday, September 13
1 PM: Opening Ceremonies
2 PM: 5k Run
3 – 5 PM: Walk/Pet Walk

The Belvedere
500 W. Main Street