Portland’s HIV/AIDS day center to hold fundraising breakfast on World AIDS Day

Submitted  Ecumenical Ministries of Oregon

7:20 to 8:30 a.m. on World AIDS Day, Dec. 1, 2011.
Concordia University, Hagen Center, second floor, 2811 NE Holman St., Portland. Parking at NE 27th and Holman

HIV Day Center Fundraiser Breakfast. There is no cost to attend the breakfast; a collection will be taken with all contributions going towards sustaining the HIV Day Center. As the only HIV drop-in center serving greater Portland’s most vulnerable, low-income, HIV-positive individuals, Ecumenical Ministries of Oregon’s (EMO) HIV Day Center provides over 1,600 meals each month to low income people living with HIV/AIDS in addition to counseling, recreational therapy, computers, phones, laundry, clothing and showers. For reservations to the breakfast, contact EMO by Nov. 23 at (503) 221-1054 or csiems@emoregon.org.

The keynote speaker will be Thomas Aschenbrener, founding president of Northwest Health Foundation. The HIV Day Center is a program of Ecumenical Ministries of Oregon. The sponsor of the breakfast is Concordia University.

On Dec. 1, around the world and throughout the United States, communities will come together to mark the 23rd annual World AIDS Day. This is an important time to remember the 25 million individuals lost to HIV/AIDS and the 33 million global citizens living with the HIV virus today, including over 1.1 million Americans.

CONTACT: Lindsay Ross-Hunt   (503) 460-3822   *  lrosshunt@emoregon.org

 Ecumenical Ministries of Oregon’s (EMO) Interfaith Network for Earth Concerns connects, inspires, informs and empowers people, congregations and religious institutions to work for justice and the care and renewal of the earth. EMO is a statewide association of Christian denominations—including Protestant, Roman Catholic and Orthodox bodies—congregations, ecumenical organizations and interfaith partners working together to improve the lives of Oregonians through community ministry programs, ecumenical and interreligious dialogue, environmental ministry and public policy advocacy.

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