With the ever-growing list of amazing programs, services and events that AFWM brings to our community each year, it can be easy to forget that our organization operates on a very small budget and with only one employee. Our storefront office space is donated. Our office supplies are donated. Even our in-house printing is donated. …
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Date: Saturday, September 27, 2014 Time: Registration at 10am, Run/Walk at 11am Place: Stanley Park in Westfield, MA Come out this Saturday and help us help our community! AFWM is proud to announce that the 17th annual AIDS Walk/5k Run & Festival has moved to Stanley Park! Now there is even more reason to come …
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Date: January 30, 2015 Time: 6:30pm, entertainment begins at 8:00pm Location: The Log Cabin, 500 Easthampton Road, Holyoke, MA 01040 AFWM is excited to welcome The Kinsey Sicks back for Viva! 2015! “One of the more uniquely original (and thoroughly fun and entertaining) acts we have encountered in years… rich four-part harmony… hilarious… this is …
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When: March 14, 2015 Where: Baystate Health’s Chestnut Center 759 Chestnut Street Springfield, MA 01199 This event is free and open to the public. Call (413)301-0955 or return the WAGHAC Registration Form 2014 to firstname.lastname@example.org or (413)301-0956. The conference is for everyone who cares about women and girls and HIV/AIDS; both infected and affected people …
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Date: December 1, 2014 Time: TBD Place: TBD Thank you to all of the donors and participants who made this year’s event so special! We would especially like to thank Exit 7 Players‘ cast of RENT, and our generous sponsors, Baystate Health and Cabot Creamery! We hope to see you all again next year. Our …
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Saturday’s 5k Winners with their Fast Feet gift cards
Congratulations to Jannah and Andrew Tierney, the winners of Saturday’s 5k Run!
The officially recorded times are
35 23:09 Jannah Tierney
37 28:19 Andrew Tierney
30 28:24 Rodrigo Dominguez
27 28:27 Christina Vala
43 28:28 Ute Schmidt
42 28:37 Jonna Gaberman
44 29:23 Jessie LaValle
31 29:31 Jessica Meyers
29 29:31 Mahala Dyer Stewart
39 30:21 Jennifer Thompson
38 30:21 Ryan Ponce
19 30:30 Maribel Douglas
45 32:52 Katie Gagne
40 34:08 Sarah Murphy
41 34:52 Bruce Wintman
28 34:52 Kristen Benjamin
26 37:05 Sarah Miller
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The 17th annual AIDS Walk/5k Run & Festival is this Saturday, September 27th! Come out to Stanley Park and walk, run, play, and help us help our community. 100% of funds raised by walkers and runners stays right here in Western Massachusetts and supports HIV/AIDS prevention education and emergency financial assistance for our neighbors in need. Registration opens at 10am and the walk/run starts at 11. Festivites will include live entertainment, a free barbecue lunch, and a children’s area with games, crafts, prizes, balloon sculpting, magic, face painting, and more! Register or Learn More Now
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Love to dance? Have you always wanted to learn to dance like you see on TV? Or do you just find yourself swaying your hips when you hear a Latin beat? If so, join us at Dance for a Cause, the annual dance series to benefit The Prison Birth Project and AFWM. The fun continues this Friday, August 9! Dance lessons by event coordinators Michael Rodriguez and Erica Silber, and other area dance professionals will be held each Friday from 7-11pm at Eastworks in Easthampton. Admission is $10, and all proceeds will benefit the Prison Birth Project. The series will culminate in an event to be held on August 29th to benefit AFWM, which will include raffles, door prizes, and guest dancers to assist participants of all skill levels. Admission to this event is only $15. The entire local Latin dance community will be there. Will you? Learn more
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You can show your support for AFWM and The Prison Birth Project just by dancing! Learn more about Dance for a Cause today!
Are you as excited for the events as we are? If so, buy your tickets today! Dance lessons to benefit The Prison Birth Project are only $10, and the open dance event to support AFWM is only $15.
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Online registration is now available for the 17th annual AIDS Walk/5k Run & Festival through RunReg.com! It’s not to early to reserve your spot or to start organizing your team. The earliest walkers to register will receive a free t-shirt, and runners will receive our brand new tech shirts! The Walk is one of only two major events that support AFWM, so your presence matters! 100% of funds raised by walkers and runners provide emergency assistance to people living with HIV/AIDS right in our community. It just takes a minute, so register today!
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And more exciting news! Trustee Erica Moulton has been voted on as the new Vice President of the Board. She is the Senior Marketing Coordinator at Baystate Health and worked for The Century Council for several years prior to that. Erica is the co-chair of our Development committee, and works on our Marketing and Nominating committees, as well. Though she has not been with AFWM for long, she has brought tremendous talent and enthusiasm to our Board and we have enjoyed every minute of working with her. We wish her the best of luck in her new role!
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We are also excited to announce that Kristina Dupuis has joined our Board of Trustees! Kristina came to AFWM as an intern from Springfield College in 2012, and has since served on the EmFAR, Viva! Gala, AIDS Walk/5k Run & Festival, and World AIDS Day Committees. She is currently volunteering during office hours while on break from studying for her Master’s degree in public health at Columbia University in the City of New York. In addition to her work on our Board, Kristina will be beginning a practicum with our community partner Baystate Health. Welcome, Kristina!
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