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July 20, 2012

Food & Friends Welcomes International AIDS Conference

Food & Friends warmly welcomes the International AIDS Conference to Washington, DC. This premier event will highlight the combined efforts of research, medical, governmental and community partnerships to address the AIDS epidemic. Food & Friends has been on the front lines providing nutritious meals and nutrition counseling for individuals impacted by the disease for almost 25 years. Throughout our history, we have served over 15 million meals and over 22,000 clients living with not only HIV/AIDS but also cancer and other life-challenging illnesses.

Food & Friends staff will be an active participant and contributor to this conference through not only staff attendance, visits to the Global Village but also by hosting conference delegates on tours of our facility each day of the conference.

We hope that you will join Food & Friends’ staff, volunteers and donors and one of the many events during the upcoming International AIDS Conference from July 22-27. Can't attend any of the events, participate in online conversations regarding the epidemic through  Facebook, Twitter and blog posts.

Below are just a few events:

Return To Lisner with Jeanne White-Ginder, mother of Ryan White
Tuesday, July 24 at 7:00pm
George Washington University, Lisner Auditorum, 730 21st Street NW

Join a panel of experts who will speak about the past, present and future of HIV/AIDS. The forum will also have a keynote presentation by Jeanne White-Ginder, mother of Ryan White, who has been on the front lines of the struggle since almost the beginning.
Click here to pre-register!

Screen “Passing the Torch”
Wednesday, July 25 at 7:30pm
House of Sweden, 2900 K St NW

The film portrays five young leaders between the ages of 25–30 who were filmed in Washington DC, Mexico City, Stockholm, Sweden, Durban, South Africa and Phnom Penh, Cambodia. The message of the film is that the future global HIV/AIDS response has to listen to the young generation in order to develop a successful and comprehensive HIV/AIDS response.

The viewing is free, but your RSVP is needed by July 20. Please email Johana Garcia at to confirm your attendance.

We Can End AIDS March: Be one of 2,000 Making the Difference!
Tuesday, July 24 (begins at noon)
The March begins at the Wilson Building (1350 Pennsylvania Ave, NW).

Marchers will be comprised of people living with HIV & AIDS, advocates, and allies from across the country and around the world.All branches of the march will unite at a collective rally that will unite the messages urging us toward an AIDS-free world.
Here is the link to the March map!

To learn more about the events during AIDS 2012, visit

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