The 15th Annual Stronger Together World AIDS Day Breakfast on November 30th is both a celebration of achievements and a rallying cry to end AIDS in Washington by 2020.
This Breakfast is being organized by three prominent King County organizations – Seattle Counseling Service, Gay City: Seattle's LGBTQ Center, and CareTeams of Samaritan Center of Puget Sound – and is co-hosted by Lifelong. Proceeds from this benefit go to supporting these agencies. Working together, we provide crucial HIV prevention, education, support and care in the Seattle area.
We are celebrating the success we have made in promoting HIV/AIDS diagnostic awareness, linking people to treatment, and suppressing transmission. We are the first metropolitan area in the country to reach what is known as the 90-90-90 goal: 90 percent of residents infected with HIV know their infection status; 90 percent are on HIV antiretroviral treatment; and 90 percent are virally suppressed. It has been hard work – whose progress has only been possible by activists and allies like you.
This breakfast is an opportunity for you to make the strongest impact you can by supporting the network of AIDS service providers in Seattle. While there is no cost to attend, we are asking for donations at the event and hope to exceed last year's receipts of totaling nearly $120,000. Donations support the work of the agencies to provide those living with HIV/AIDS care, support and most importantly – hope.
Photos from World AIDS Day Breakfast 2017: