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Bar AIDS returns to Philadelphia

If it’s worth doing, it’s worth repeating!

The 2nd Annual Philadelphia Bar AIDS is set for Thursday, Aug. 25, 2011. We like to say it’s one part night-on-the-town, two parts fundraiser, and a splash of HIV/AIDS awareness.

This event benefits four local nonprofit organizations fighting HIV/AIDS—ActionAIDS, AIDS Law Project of Pennsylvania, Mazzoni Center, and Philadelphia FIGHT.

If you’d rather not go to a bar, our host venues will also include coffee shops, dessert places, and even hotels. Our partners give us a portion of their proceeds for the night and allow our Bar AIDS Ambassadors to set up a table, mingle with patrons, sell raffle tickets, and hand out information throughout the evening. Last year, Bar AIDS raised over $10,000 in Philly – and that was just our inaugural event!

Here’s why we’re doing this: As medical advances continue, an AIDS diagnosis has changed from a death sentence to a chronic and manageable illness. But care costs money, and despite Philadelphia having nearly four times the national average of people living with HIV/AIDS, funding continues to be cut.

Thousands of people rely on our organizations to get quality health care and medication, counseling, legal assistance and many other services. Having to fight the discrimination and stigma that still come with the disease doesn’t make it any easier. And with declining support from government and private foundations in this recession, your help is needed now more than ever.

We’ll be posting locations and other details as we get closer to the event. In the meantime, save the date: Thursday, Aug. 25. We’ll see you there!

Visit our Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/BarAIDSPhiladelphia
Follow us on Twitter: @BarAIDSPhilly

Updated August 16

Here’s the latest list of participating bars/coffee shops:

Bars

London Grill, 2301 Fairmount Ave, Fairmount/Art Museum Area

Tavern on Camac, 243 South Camac St, Washington Square West

Field House, 1150 Filbert St, Market East

Woody’s, 202 S 13th St, Market East/Avenue of the Arts South

Square 1682, 121 S 17th St, Rittenhouse Square/PennCenter

Uncle’s, 1220 Locust St, Washington Square West

XIX (Nineteen), 200 S Broad St, Rittenhouse Square/Avenue of the Arts South

The Bike Stop, 206 S. Quince St, Market East/Washington Square West

Tabu, 200 S 12th St, Market East

City Tap House, 3925 Walnut St, University City

Knock, 225 S 12th St, Washington Square West

PYT, 1050 North Hancock St, Northern Liberties

Coffee shops

Café Cret, 110 N 16th St, Penn Center/Art Museum District/Logan Square

Café 12, 212 S 12th St, Washington Square West

La Colombe, 130 South 19th St, Rittenhouse Square

La Colombe, 1414 South Penn Square, Dilworth Plaza (across from City Hall in the ground floor of the Ritz-Carlton Residences)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Bar AIDS Logo

Bar AIDS returns to Philadelphia

If it’s worth doing, it’s worth repeating!

The 2nd Annual Philadelphia Bar AIDS is set for Thursday, Aug. 25, 2011. We like to say it’s one part night-on-the-town, two parts fundraiser, and a splash of HIV/AIDS awareness.

This event benefits four local nonprofit organizations fighting HIV/AIDS—ActionAIDS, AIDS Law Project of Pennsylvania, Mazzoni Center, and Philadelphia FIGHT.

If you’d rather not go to a bar, our host venues will also include coffee shops, dessert places, and even hotels. Our partners give us a portion of their proceeds for the night and allow our Bar AIDS Ambassadors to set up a table, mingle with patrons, sell raffle tickets, and hand out information throughout the evening. Last year, Bar AIDS raised over $10,000 in Philly – and that was just our inaugural event!

Here’s why we’re doing this: As medical advances continue, an AIDS diagnosis has changed from a death sentence to a chronic and manageable illness. But care costs money, and despite Philadelphia having nearly four times the national average of people living with HIV/AIDS, funding continues to be cut.

Thousands of people rely on our organizations to get quality health care and medication, counseling, legal assistance and many other services. Having to fight the discrimination and stigma that still come with the disease doesn’t make it any easier. And with declining support from government and private foundations in this recession, your help is needed now more than ever.

We’ll be posting locations and other details as we get closer to the event. In the meantime, save the date: Thursday, Aug. 25. We’ll see you there!

Visit our Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/BarAIDSPhiladelphia
Follow us on Twitter: @BarAIDSPhilly