Speakout – Help Us Observe World AIDS Day 2014

The United Nations has once again proclaimed “Getting to Zero” as the campaign theme for World AIDS Day, which is Dec. 1. That means zero new HIV infections, zero discrimination and zero AIDS-related deaths.
For over 20 years, the AIDS Service Foundation of Greater Kansas City has fostered grassroots action to eliminate the stigma, suffering and spread of HIV/AIDS in our community.
In observance of World AIDS Day 2014, we invite you to join the AIDS Service Foundation for two events inspired by this drive to “Think Globally, Act Locally.”
The World AIDS Day Community Luncheon will be from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday, Dec. 1, at the Kauffman Foundation Conference Center, 4801 Rockhill Rd, Kansas City, Mo. We are pleased to announce that, as a highlight of the luncheon, S. Sloane Simmons will receive the Mark Dreiling Award for Community Leadership for her decades-long undaunted and impassioned service to our fight against HIV/AIDS.
The World AIDS Day Community Reception will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 4, at the Roasterie Factory Cafe, 1204 W 27th St, Kansas City, Mo. At the reception, we will celebrate local volunteers, remember those who have fallen to the pandemic, and affirm those afflicted and affected by HIV/AIDS in our hometown.
For more information on how you can be a part of World AIDS Day, visit AIDS Service Foundation KC.
We thank you for your steadfast commitment to the mission of the AIDS Service Foundation. We hope you can join us in recognition of World AIDS Day 2014.

Michael Lintecum, event director
Missy Koonce, AIDS Service Foundation board president