CLEVELAND--(BUSINESS WIRE)--AIDS Healthcare Foundation:
9th Annual Gay Games presented by the Cleveland Foundation
|When:||SUNDAY, August 10th||2:00 pm – 12:00 am|
|MONDAY, August 11th||4:00 pm – 11:00 pm|
|TUESDAY, August 12th||4:00 pm – 11:00 pm|
|WEDNESDAY, August 13th||4:00 pm – 11:00 pm|
|THURSDAY, August 14th||4:00 pm – 11:00 pm|
|FRIDAY, August 15th||4:00 pm – 12:00 am|
|Where:||Mall C – AHF/AIDS Taskforce of Greater Cleveland booth: #5|
|301 Lakeside Ave. (between 6th and Ontario streets, directly across the street from the Cleveland Convention Center)|
|Cleveland, OH 44113|
AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) and the AIDS Taskforce of Greater Cleveland will be supporting the local and LGBT communities with a presence at the 9th annual Gay Games, presented by the Cleveland Foundation. The local public health nonprofits will share booth #5 in Festival Village, located in the city park known as Mall C, every day from August 10-15.
The booth will serve as an offering of health support services to the community, introducing many to the AIDS Taskforce/AHF partnership that allows Cleveland residents impacted by HIV to access testing, treatment, care, and social support services like a local food pantry in the groups’ headquarters and research facility, located at 2829 Euclid Avenue in Cleveland.
Additionally, visitors to the booth will be introduced to impactful domestic and international advocacy efforts spearheaded by AHF, including the 20x20 campaign – which aims to get 20 million people worldwide on HIV/AIDS treatment by 2020 – and a rallying effort to get legislation that would greatly benefit Americans living with HIV – the Ryan White Patient Equity and Choice Act, or H.R. 4260 – passed through the U.S. Congress.
“We at AIDS Taskforce of Greater Cleveland and AHF are so excited to introduce these groundbreaking efforts to change the world to such a large and open-minded crowd of people,” said Tracy Jones, Chief Executive Director of the AIDS Taskforce. “We hope that our presence at this event will not only shed light on the services available to those living here locally, but also give all the attendees an opportunity to make a difference globally.”
The Cleveland Foundation announced AHF and the AIDS Taskforce as silver-level sponsors of the 2014 Gay Games in a press statement acknowledging a multitude of new sign-ons in July.
“The sports, cultural and social events planned for Games Week require a multitude of resources,” said Gay Games Executive Director Tom Nobbe in the statement. “Continuing support is vital to achieving our goals, so we’re thrilled to have these new sponsors and partners on board.”
For a full list of sponsors, visit www.gg9cle.com/donate-sponsor/sponsors/.
For a full list of community partners, visit hwww.gg9cle.com/donate-sponsor/community-partners/.
About the Gay Games
The Gay Games is an international sporting and cultural event held every four years under the founding principles of Participation, Inclusion and Personal Best™. Launched in 1982, the Games invite participation from everybody, regardless of sexual orientation, race, gender, religion, nationality, ethnic origin, political beliefs, athletic or artistic ability, age, physical challenge or health status.
The Games are intended to bring a global community together in friendship, to experience participation, to elevate consciousness and self-esteem, and to achieve a form of cultural and intellectual synergy. The Gay Games is open to anyone 18 years or older. About 10 percent of participants are from outside the LGBT community.
The 2014 Gay Games presented by the Cleveland Foundation will be August 9-16, 2014, in venues around Cleveland and Akron, Ohio. More than 35 sports and culture events will be held Games Week, attended by 20,000 people visiting from more than 50 countries.
For more information, connect with the 2014 Gay Games presented by the Cleveland Foundation: GG9CLE.com | @GG9Cleveland | Facebook.com/GayGamesCleveland
AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) is the largest non-profit HIV/AIDS healthcare provider in the USA. AHF currently provides medical care and/or services to over 319,000 individuals in 34 countries worldwide in the US, Africa, Latin America/Caribbean, Eastern Europe, and Asia. For more information, visit www.aidshealth.org, find us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/aidshealth and follow us on Twitter: @AIDSHealthcare.