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One Heartland Hosting: S'more to Love Cocktail Fundraiser

Friday, October 16, 2009 General News J E 4
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Improving the lives of children and families impacted by HIV/AIDS

NEW YORK, Oct. 15 -- One Heartland will host “S’more to Love”, a cocktail fundraiser on Friday, November 6, 2009 at 7:30 P.M. at Open House Lofts, NYC to benefit Birch Family Camp.

Celebrating its 20th year, the Birch Family Camp brings together 90 families (over 200 family members) from the 5 boroughs of NYC, along with 200 volunteers for a week of respite, therapy, and community building at a camp facility located in the Hudson Valley.  Throughout the year this community helps each other connect to needed resources, shares medical information, and supports each other as they disclose their own HIV-status to other family members, including their own children.  100% of their clients are low-income and the program is free-of-charge. This is One Heartland’s third summer of operating the program.

“New York continues to be an epicenter of the HIV/AIDS epidemic in the U.S. Even today, women and families continue to experience stigma, discrimination, and lack of coordinated services and care. There is still so much to be done in the fight to prevent HIV/AIDS in New York, and the Birch Family Camp program is an effective model addressing the complex issues families face,” said Patrick Kindler, Director Program Services, One Heartland.

The fundraiser will include: a cocktail reception, special guests, dancing with DJ Stacey Stylez and great sponsors including SARAR (www.sarar.com), Ticketmaster (www.ticketmaster.com), Open House Lofts (www.openhouselofts.com), Paul Neuman Catering (www.caterernyc.com), CEG Management (www.ceg.com), For The Perfect Day! Events (www.fortheperfectday.com), Loft The World Productions (201.954.0834) and many others.

Tickets are $100 for general admission and can be purchased at www.oneheartland.org. For corporate sponsorship or tickets, please contact Alexandra Boardley at fortheperfectday@gmail.com.

For press inquiries or to attend the event, please contact Alexandra Boardley at fortheperfectday@gmail.com.

For more information about One Heartland, please visit www.oneheartland.org.

About One Heartland

One Heartland is a national nonprofit organization dedicated to greatly improving the lives of children, youth and their families impacted by HIV/AIDS.  It runs the largest camping and care program in the U.S., Camp Heartland, at its facility in Minnesota.  Children affected by HIV/AIDS from 40 states across the country experience camping which acts as a catalyst to create community. 

SOURCE One Heartland

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