Feb 09

Photos from Viva! 2016 are now online!

Thanks to our event photographer, Ally Montemagni, for taking such lovely photos at Viva! 2016. If you would like to look at the photos, they are available online at:

AIDS Foundation Viva! Gala 2016 Event Photos

Permanent link to this article: http://aidsfoundationwm.org/photos-from-viva-2016-are-now-online/

Feb 01

Please Welcome Our New Office Manager

We would like to thank you for your patience as we worked through our most recent staffing transition. The Board of Trustees is pleased to welcome Teresa Brockriede to AFWM as our office manager. Teresa can be reached at the AFWM office by calling (413) 592-5444 or emailing info@aidsfoundationwm.org.

Permanent link to this article: http://aidsfoundationwm.org/please-welcome-our-new-office-manager/

Feb 01

Viva! Gala 2016 Was a Success

On behalf of Board of Trustees for the AIDS Foundation of Western Massachusetts, I want to thank everyone who attended our Viva! Gala on Friday January 29th. It was a wonderful evening as we celebrated the work that the AIDS Foundation does to help those in our community who are living infected and affected by HIV/AIDS. It was truly an inspiration to see so many friends and supporters joining us for the Gala in remembrance of those we have lost to HIV/AIDS, and united in support of our friend and loved ones who are living with HIV/AIDS.
I want to recognize the hard work of our Viva! Gala committee, the volunteers who worked diligently before and during the event, and the Board of Trustees for their unwavering commitment to the mission of the AIDS Foundation throughout the year.
Thank you all for your support and commitment to the work that we do. We hope to see you all back in 2017 for the 20th anniversary of the Viva! Gala.

Sincerely,
Ruthie Giles
President of the Board of Trustees
AIDS Foundation of Western Massachusetts

Permanent link to this article: http://aidsfoundationwm.org/viva-gala-2016-was-a-success/

Nov 29

See you Tuesday for World AIDS Day!

We hope you will join us to celebrate World AIDS Day this Tuesday, December 1, at South Congregational Church, 45 Maple Street in Springfield. Refreshments and free and confidential HIV testing and counseling will be available beginning at 4 pm, with the program starting at 5 pm.

AFWM is joined this year by alumnae volunteers from the Springfield Chapter of the Delta Sigma Theta sorority.

We also thank Baystate Health, New North Citizens Council, Tapestry Health, Out Now!, Panera Bread and the Imperial Court of Massachusetts for their support.

Permanent link to this article: http://aidsfoundationwm.org/see-you-tuesday-for-world-aids-day/

Nov 11

Join Us in Celebration of World AIDS Day

Join us as we gather to celebrate life while remembering those we have lost to the HIV/AIDS epidemic over the last 30 years.
The event includes a presentation by Dr. Claudia Martorell of the Research Institute, an open mic, a candlelight vigil, and musical presentations.

Date: Tuesday, December 1, 2015
Place: South Congregational Church, 45 Maple Street, Springfield
Time: Free and confidential HIV testing and counseling provided by Tapestry Health begins at 4pm. Refreshments served in the auditorium. Program begins at 5 pm.

AFWM’s World AIDS Day is a collaboration with Baystate Health, Out Now!, New North Citizens Council and Tapestry Health.

For more information contact AFWM at (413) 592-5444 or info@aidsfoundationwm.org

Permanent link to this article: http://aidsfoundationwm.org/join-us-in-celebration-of-world-aids-day/

Oct 05

Photos from the AIDS Walk/Run are now online!

We would like to thank Ally Montemagni Photography for taking photos at our annual Walk/Run event. Ally has posted all of the photos online and you can view them at the link below:

http://allymontemagniphotography.pass.us/aidsfoundation/

Permanent link to this article: http://aidsfoundationwm.org/photos-from-the-aids-walkrun-are-now-online/

Sep 30

AIDS 5K Run Times Announced

Here are the run times for the AIDS 5K Run at Stanley Park in Westfield, MA on September 27, 2015:

Run Times AIDS 5K Sept 2015

Permanent link to this article: http://aidsfoundationwm.org/aids-5k-run-times-announced/

Aug 13

AFWM Welcomes Meghan Smith to the Board of Trustees

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The AIDS Foundation of Western Massachusetts is proud to announce that Meghan Smith has joined our Board of Trustees.

Meghan Smith is a nonprofit professional with more than six years of experience in fundraising, advocacy, and communications. She currently serves as the Fund Development Specialist for the Girl Scouts of Central and Western Massachusetts in Holyoke, where she creates grant proposals and solicits gifts to secure investments in girls to change the world. Previously, she worked for Catholics for Choice in Washington, DC, where, among other education efforts, she advocated for comprehensive, compassionate HIV/AIDS prevention and treatment policies. Meghan received her bachelor’s degree in English and Creative Writing from Wheaton College in Norton, Massachusetts. She lives in Northampton with her boyfriend and rescue greyhound.

Permanent link to this article: http://aidsfoundationwm.org/afwm-welcomes-meghan-smith-to-the-board-of-trustees/

May 21

Camperships Now Available

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Camperships provide so much more than a week of sports, crafts and campfires. For a child who in infected or affected by HIV/AIDS, a campership can mean a rare time of normalcy where the stress of treatments, financial burdens and stigma falls out of focus. It can mean a safe space to talk to people who who truly understand. Or it can be a time of respite when family and caregivers to recharge. No matter what the need, camp is a place where kids can be kids and make memories that will last a lifetime. If you or someone you know could benefit from the camp experience this summer, let AFWM help. Download our Campership application 2015 today, or call (413)592-5444 for more information. Applications are approved on a first come, first served basis while funding is available. Learn More Now

Permanent link to this article: http://aidsfoundationwm.org/camperships-now-available-2/

Mar 25

Campership Applications Now Available

2010-09-26 13.03.05 How does AFWM celebrate one of our first sunny and warm days? By releasing this year’s application for camperships! Do you know a child from 3- to 18-years-old who is infected or affected by HIV/AIDS? If so, we can help them to experience some summer fun, take a break from the difficulties of living with the disease, and make memories that will last a lifetime. Families are welcome to choose the camp that is best for them. The application is simple, and can be submitted through a case manager or directly by the applicant. Camperships are granted on a first come, first served basis as long as funding is available, so celebrate the return of warm weather with us! Download the Campership application 2015 today!

Permanent link to this article: http://aidsfoundationwm.org/campership-applications-now-available/

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