AIDS Healthcare Foundation:
9th Annual Gay Games presented by the
Healthcare Foundation (AHF) and the AIDS
Taskforce of Greater Cleveland will be supporting the local and LGBT
communities with a presence at the 9th
annual Gay Games, presented by the Cleveland Foundation. The local
public health nonprofits will share booth #5 in Festival Village,
located in the city park known as Mall C, every day from August 10-15.
The booth will serve as an offering of health support services to the
community, introducing many to the AIDS Taskforce/AHF partnership that
allows Cleveland residents impacted by HIV to access testing, treatment,
care, and social support services like a local food pantry in the
and research facility, located at 2829 Euclid Avenue in Cleveland.
Additionally, visitors to the booth will be introduced to impactful
domestic and international advocacy efforts spearheaded by AHF,
including the 20x20
campaign - which aims to get 20 million people worldwide on HIV/AIDS
treatment by 2020 - and a rallying effort to get legislation that would
greatly benefit Americans living with HIV - the Ryan
White Patient Equity and Choice Act, or H.R. 4260 - passed through
the U.S. Congress.
"We at AIDS Taskforce of Greater Cleveland and AHF are so excited to
introduce these groundbreaking efforts to change the world to such a
large and open-minded crowd of people," said Tracy Jones, Chief
Executive Director of the AIDS Taskforce. "We hope that our presence at
this event will not only shed light on the services available to those
living here locally, but also give all the attendees an opportunity to
make a difference globally."
The Cleveland Foundation announced AHF and the AIDS Taskforce as
silver-level sponsors of the 2014 Gay Games in a press statement
acknowledging a multitude of new sign-ons in July.
"The sports, cultural and social events planned for Games Week require a
multitude of resources," said Gay Games Executive Director Tom Nobbe
in the statement. "Continuing support is vital to achieving our goals,
so we're thrilled to have these new sponsors and partners on board."
For a full list of sponsors, visit www.gg9cle.com/donate-sponsor/sponsors/.For
a full list of community partners, visit hwww.gg9cle.com/donate-sponsor/community-partners/.
About the Gay Games
The Gay Games is an international sporting and cultural event held every
four years under the founding principles of Participation, Inclusion and
Personal Best™. Launched in 1982, the Games invite participation from
everybody, regardless of sexual orientation, race, gender, religion,
nationality, ethnic origin, political beliefs, athletic or artistic
ability, age, physical challenge or health status.
The Games are intended to bring a global community together in
friendship, to experience participation, to elevate consciousness and
self-esteem, and to achieve a form of cultural and intellectual synergy.
The Gay Games is open to anyone 18 years or older. About 10 percent of
participants are from outside the LGBT community.
The 2014 Gay Games presented by the Cleveland Foundation will be August
9-16, 2014, in venues around Cleveland and Akron, Ohio. More than 35
sports and culture events will be held Games Week, attended by 20,000
people visiting from more than 50 countries.
For more information, connect with the 2014 Gay Games presented by the
Cleveland Foundation: GG9CLE.com | @GG9Cleveland |
AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) is the largest non-profit HIV/AIDS
healthcare provider in the USA. AHF currently provides medical care
and/or services to over 319,000 individuals in 34 countries worldwide in
the US, Africa, Latin America/Caribbean, Eastern Europe, and Asia. For
more information, visit www.aidshealth.org,
find us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/aidshealth
and follow us on Twitter: @AIDSHealthcare.
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