Are you a person living with HIV?
Would you like to connect with other people living with HIV in your community?
Then join ARE on April 23rd for a Consumer Advisory Board (CAB) Open House meeting. The CAB is a group of HIV+ individuals who talk about living with HIV, address stigma, and give back to the community through a variety of projects.
Join us for pizza and refreshments to learn more about the CAB!
Join ARE for National Transgender HIV Testing Day April 18th!
Let’s end the stigma around HIV and get ourselves regularly tested!
ARE will be offering free HIV testing at the Winchester Book Gallery from 11:00am-5:00pm on April 18th.
We will have guest speaker Gia Martinez, a free make-up beauty bar offering make-up tutorials, raffles, and more!
So let’s celebrate #NTHTD together. Know your status, get tested!
Please join ARE on March 31st for a Rubbermaid Sale at Belk parking lot, located at the Apple Blossom Mall!
If you’d like to volunteer to help ARE at the Rubbermaid sale, please contact Board member Aleta Hoover at 540-665-6580.
A now Oscar-winning film by Luca Guadagnino “is a sensual and transcendent tale of first love, based on the acclaimed novel by André Aciman.” The movie stars Armie Hammer, Michael Stuhlbarg, and Timothy Chalamet.
This film is being shown courtesy of the Alamo Drafthouse in Winchester and benefits ARE’s Education and Prevention programs!
This will be the first of hopefully many LGBT friendly film showings to come! So buy your tickets at https://drafthouse.com/winchester/show/call-me-by-your-name-presented-by-are
And join ARE and the Alamo Drafthouse to #fightthestigma
Please join ARE for our 12th Annual Mardi Gras celebration!
The theme this year is Immortal Masquerade: Mystical Knights. Tickets for the event are $50.00 and include an evening filled with live and silent auctions, dinner, drinks, Drag performances, dancing, and the chance to bid on exotic destination vacations, thanks to Amfund!
This event directly benefits services at ARE and is our largest event each year.
You can order tickets online only, at 2018aremasquerade.eventbrite.com
World AIDS Day is a time to reflect and remember all those we lost and those who are still fighting HIV. It’s a time to recognize the medical pioneers, activists, and loved ones who have fought since the early 1980’s to find an end to this epidemic.
This year, ARE is hosting three events to honor World AIDS Day. We hope you can join us.
Join ARE in an open-house event located at ARE offices (124 West Piccadilly Street) to mingle with community members, have some food, learn about the history of HIV, and find out about ARE services.
ARE invites you to Shenandoah University (Ferrari Room, Brandt Student Center) in watching “The Last One”, a film about the AIDS Memorial Quilt. Popcorn and drinks are provided, and door prizes will be given out.
ARE would like to invite the community to a World AIDS Day remembrance event at Shenandoah University (Ferrari Room, Brandt Student Center). There will be a candlelight vigil, songs by the Shenandoah Choir, and guests speakers to talk about living with HIV.
To find out more about these events, go to ARE’s Facebook event page at: https://www.facebook.com/pg/AidsResponseEffort/events/
Do you love the holidays, but stress over wrapping all those gifts for your family and friends?
ARE is here to help! Join us from November 24th-December 24th for holiday gift wrapping at the Apple Blossom Mall!
We will expertly wrap all of your gifts, small and large, to help ease some of the holiday hustle and bustle.
Would you like to help us gift wrap? We can always use volunteers!! To sign up for holiday gift wrapping go to: https://signup.com/client/invitation2/secure/2021784/true#/invitation
Proceeds from this fundraiser benefit ARE’s housing programs.
Happy Holidays from ARE!!!
Join ARE and the Alamo Drafthouse Winchester in our annual benefit showing of The Rocky Horror Picture Show!
Ticket purchases from the event will benefit client services at ARE.
Cosutmes are encouraged for the show and the Alamo will provide all the amazing props needed for the quote-a-long.
Your first time with Rocky Horror
? You’re in for a treat!
“With a bit of a mind flip…You’re into a time slip…And nothing can ever be the same.”
“You’re spaced out on sensation. HAH! Like you’re under sedation!”
“Let’s do the time warp again!”
Tickets are on sale now. Go to: https://drafthouse.com/winchester/show/rocky-horror-picture-show-movie-party
This event will feauture some local and amazaing tristate Drag Queens, including Nicole James, Ashley Bannks, Stephanie Micheals, Alexa V. Shontelle, Candy Lee, Chica Lopez, Alondra Sanchez, Chi-Chi Ray Lopez, and Gabrielle and Noelle Sugarbaker as MC’s!
**There is select your own seating this year, so don’t hesitate to order your tickets.**
**No ticket sales will occur at the door.**
Tickets are available at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2nd-annual-cha-cha-charity-drag-show-extravaganza-tickets-36683682883?aff=ehomecard
Proceeds from this event will benefit services at ARE!
We’ll see you there!
Questions? Please call Brittney Jones as 540-536-5931.
National HIV Testing Day is June 27th!
ARE will be hosting a Community Health Resource Fair on June 27th at Our Health, Inc. campus to provide free HIV testing!
Several of our community partners will be there as well to provide blood pressure, glucose, BMI screenings, providing health information, freebies, and more!
So join us on June 27th. Take the test. Take Control!
#nhtd #fightthestigma #endHIV
Other organizations joining the Health Resource Fair will be Our Health, Inc., Healthy Families of the Northern Shenandoah Valley, the NSV Substance Abuse Coalition, McGruff the Crime Dog, Valley Workforce Centers, Fremont Street Nursery, Free Medical Clinic of the NSV, The Laurel Center, Winchester Family Health Center, and Crossroads Treatment Center!