Valentine’s Ball to benefit Lansing HIV/AIDS group

By |2018-01-16T16:58:49-05:00February 10th, 2005|Uncategorized|

LANSING – Local volunteers are hard at work organizing the first annual Hearts and Ribbons Valentine’s Ball to benefit the Lansing Area AIDS Network. The dance will take place Sunday, Feb. 13, from 6-10 p.m. at the Thunderbird Cafe, 129 E. Michigan Avenue in downtown Jackson. Tickets are $15 per individual or $25 per couple and can be purchased at the door or in advance at LAAN, 913 W Holmes Road, Suite 115, Lansing.
“The AIDS crisis is not over and there is still no cure, but with all that is happening in the world today, HIV and AIDS has been relegated to the back page,” said event organizer Glenn Prater. Jr. of Jackson. “To help keep this issue on the front page, we must all work harder to ensure that folks are aware of the risks and consequences of HIV infection,” he said.
LAAN provides direct care services to people who live with HIV and AIDS, and provides free, anonymous HIV testing in 11 Michigan counties. It is estimated there are over 16,200 people living with HIV in the state of Michigan. For more information contact LAAN at 517-394-3560.

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