Help CHAG to Continue Offering HIV Prevention and Care


HIV is having a major impact here in the local community, according to the Community Health Awareness Group. Southeastern Michigan and particularly Detroit have the highest incidence of HIV in the state of Michigan. While prevention and treatment interventions are effective, many people fail to learn their status, employ available prevention strategies, or maintain medical care.

It is CHAG's mission to improve the quality of life of Detroit's African American community by addressing current health issues and developing effective ways of promoting and implementing positive health strategies, but they need the community's support to continue doing so.

That's why CHAG is hosting their 30th Anniversary Charity Cruise from 7-10 p.m. on Aug. 19. Tickets, for $100 per person, are on sale now for the "Moonlight Masquerade: Unmask the Shame" event aboard the Ovation Yacht, 24400 Jefferson Ave. in St. Clair Shores. There will be an open premium bar, a gourmet strolling supper, music and dancing, a cookie bar, the Detroit Photo Bar and more. Tickets can be purchased at https://chagcruise.eventbrite.com. Suggested attire is dressy cruise wear. Masquerade masks are optional.

Proceeds will benefit CHAG, a non-profit organization committed to reducing the transmission of HIV, works to disseminate relevant information in communities at risk and offers a range of healthcare and support services for high risk, HIV infected individuals, and substance abusers because health disparities in the African American community persist, HIV remains a pressing health issue and those at risk for HIV and other health issues need information and access to testing and treatment.

Learn more at http://www.chagdetroit.org/. CHAG is located at 1300 W. Fort St. in Detroit. Contact their office between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. at 313-963-3434.
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