The AFWM Office will be closed on Monday 9/7 in observance of the Labor Day holiday.
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. …View full post
Help us celebrate the 18th annual AIDS Walk/5K Run & Festival! Once again, we gather to support those affected by HIV/AIDS in our local community with a day of fun, exercise, and entertainment. Date: Sunday, September 27, 2015 rain or shine Place: Stanley Park in Westfield, MA Important Times Registration Opens 10:00 AM Walk/Run Begins …View full post
Date: January 29, 2016 Time: 6:30pm, entertainment begins at 8:00pm Location: The Log Cabin, 500 Easthampton Road, Holyoke, MA 01040 Check back often for more information on Viva! 2016! Tickets are now available by calling (413) 592-5444 and online sales will open soon. Unique drag entertainment will be the highlight of an evening of fun …View full post
When: TBD for 2016 Where: Baystate Health’s Chestnut Center 759 Chestnut Street Springfield, MA 01107 Thank you to everyone who made the 2015 National Women & Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day Conference a success! Check out our Facebook page for photos. The conference is for everyone who cares about women and girls and HIV/AIDS; all are …View full post
Date: December 1, 2015 Time: TBD Place: TBD Our World AIDS Day gathering is a celebration of life and a time to remember those we have lost to HIV/AIDS over the course of the epidemic. The event includes a presentation by Dr. Daniel Skiest of Baystate Health, an open mic, a candlelight vigil, and musical …View full post
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The online registration for the AIDS Walk/5K Run & Festival is now open! Please CLICK HERE TO GO TO THE ONLINE REGISTRATION WEBSITE. You can register to run, walk as an individual, or walk as a team – and you will get your own fundraising page that you can share with your friends, family, co-workers, and Facebook.
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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.
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This year our AIDS Walk/5K Run & Festival is on Sunday September 27th at Stanley park in Westfield. Please visit our Walk/Run page for full details. Online registration will be opening soon.
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The Board of Trustees for the AIDS Foundation of Western Massachusetts is pleased to announce the appointment of Cynthia (Cindy) St. George as the new Executive Director, effective June 29, 2015. She succeeds Jessica Roncarati Crevier, who served as Executive Director since 2010. In addition to managing the operations of the organization, Cindy will work closely with the board and supporters of the Foundation to promote the mission of AIDS Foundation of Western Massachusetts.
With over 25 years of experience working in nonprofit and fund raising, Cindy brings a depth of knowledge and experience to AIDS Foundation of Western Massachusetts. She has experience in fund raising, volunteer recruitment and management, communications, and strategic planning.
Most recently, Cindy served as executive director for Neighbor to Neighbor Food Pantry in South Hadley. Her previous positions include External Relations Officer with Top Floor Learning, Director of Development for Seneca Cayuga ARC, Development Specialist with The Association for Community Learning, Director of Development with the YWCA of Greenwich, and Director of Development for Noble Health Systems. She has been a Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE) since 2001 and holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Massachusetts in Amherst.
Please join us in welcoming Cindy to the AIDS Foundation of Western Massachusetts.
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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
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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!
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Make January 30th a night to remember! Joining us for the Viva! gala? By using the promo code VIVA2, you can enjoy a stay at the beautifully renovated D. Hotel, including breakfast and a shuttle to and from the event for only $99! This offer is subject to availability, so log on or call (413) 533-2100 to reserve your room today!
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