About 200 advocates from all corners of the state converged in Olympia on March 5 for AIDS Action and Awareness Day (A3). Participants were out in force in support of funding for HIV/AIDS care and prevention, full Medicaid Expansion, and keeping the Washington State Health Insurance Pool (WSHIP) open until there is a transition plan in place.
In 1984 KB was 34 years old and living in his hometown of Missoula, Montana. Having battled alcoholism for years, he enrolled in a 12-step program and was on the path towards sobriety and a clean bill of health. It was then that he had started losing weight and noticed a dramatic shift in energy. KB knew something was up. He suspected HIV, having noticed similar symptoms in friends who were HIV-positive.
When he gathered the courage to be tested, his suspicions were painfully affirmed.
Dining Out For Life was held on Thursday, April 25, 2013. Thousands of our supporters dined out this day (many restaurants reported back with hour long waits). Thanks to all who dined out in support of the fight against illness and hunger in our community.
Next time you dine at a Dining Out For Life restaurant, make sure you thank them for participating!