Join us as we present our Annual Women as the Face of AIDS Summit!
The Women as the Face of AIDS Summit is a big event and requires a lot of work and planning. Iris House is grateful to and reliant on an army of government, corporate and non-profit partners to help fund our educational programs, and if you've been one of them in the past, thank you.
The Summit is now a fully regional event: speakers from Washington DC, Boston, Minnesota, Nebraska, Atlanta, Los Angeles and Philadelphia have joined others from New York and New Jersey. With increased early support from several of our funders, we were even more hopeful about this year’s event, which we have themed “Resilient, Fierce and Wise!”
We would like to invite you to join us as a community sponsor as our event continues its growth into a regional event and attracts attendees and presenters from up and down the eastern seaboard.See below for a full breakout of the levels of community sponsorships.
This event, occurring May 8 and (rain date) September 30, targets two very different audiences and works to educate providers, case managers and professional staff with new ideas, theories and best practices, while simultaneously providing opportunities for people living with HIV/AIDS and members of the broader community to understand their own health issues, learn more about healthy living and working to keep themselves and their loved ones safe.
Participants in the educational sessions on Monday, May 8 will go away with new understandings of the challenges facing people living with HIV/AIDS, ways for women to advocate for themselves and their community, practical programs that bring about increased rates of viral suppression, ideas on how to address challenges like intimate partner violence, stigma and more.
On Saturday, September 30 (new date!), we are presenting our third annual Community Health Fair and Teen Summit on the plaza at the Adam Clayton Powell State Office Building, on the corner of 125th Street and 7th Avenue in Central Harlem (application pending). DJs, dance troupes and performers will entertain members of the community as they explore presentations by local community organizations, participate in screenings and testings for HIV, Hepatitis C, obesity, diabetes, breast cancer and other health care issues critical to our community. Last year, over 500 people attended and received information or services from more than three dozen community organizations: we hope you will join us this year!
The success of the Summit depends on sponsorship. Only with underwriting can we attract the largest numbers of interested persons among providers, clients and community leaders. At the same time, sponsors – with logos on our website, signage at the event, a listing in the Summit journal and a table at the public health fair – can reach a broad audience of our clients, healthcare providers, and this year, the community at large. We deeply appreciate all of the support we have received in the past, and hope that you will join us this year.
For additional information, please contact Michael Barret Jones, Iris House Director of Development, Social Marketing and Advocacy at 646-548-0100 x222 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Iris House looks forward to partnering with you on this important event!