Philly AIDS Thrift Announces $147,000 in Grants for 17 Local Organizations Fighting HIV/AIDS

Philly AIDS Thrift Announces $147,000 in Grants for 17 Local Organizations Fighting HIV/AIDS

Philly AIDS Thrift, in South Street Headhouse District, is pleased to award 17 local organizations with $147,000 in grant funding for their work in fighting HIV/AIDS in the Delaware Valley. Funds announced this week will bring PAT’s total contributions to the community to $1,470,000. Monies for the awards comes from two retail operations that turn gently used thrift items into retail sales that fund AIDS Fund and 19 other AIDS service organizations in the five-county region. The new semi-annual grant program started in 2014 as another way to serve the local community and give back. The next request for grant proposals will take place in fall for winter 2016-2017. For more information about grant awards, donations or how to get involved, please visit www.phillyaidsthrift.com or call 215-922-3186.

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Clean Air Council’s 10th Annual Greenfest Philly returns to South Street Headhouse District

Clean Air Council’s 10th Annual Greenfest Philly returns to South Street Headhouse District

Clean Air Council’s 10th Annual Greenfest Philly returns to South Street Headhouse District (2nd and South Streets) on Sunday, September 13, 2015 from 10:00am to 4:00pm. The tri-state region’s largest environmental festival is bigger than ever with live music, free demos, an outdoor beer garden, organic food and drinks, handmade and green shopping, MOM’s Organic Market Kids’ Corner, a twenty-five foot rock wall, and even edible bugs. Admission is free. Festival “Green Cards” are also on sale at www.greenfestphilly.org for $35 that includes food and drink discounts, a free t-shirt, and eco-friendly swag. For more information, visit the website, call 215-567-4004, and follow @greenfestphilly on Twitter.

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Philly AIDS Thrift Opens Philadelphia's Only Retail-Based Free, Drop-in HIV Testing Center Off of South Street

Philly AIDS Thrift Opens Philadelphia's Only Retail-Based Free, Drop-in HIV Testing Center Off of South Street

Philly AIDS Thrift celebrated AIDS Education Month with the opening of the Philly AIDS Thrift HIV Testing Center inside their retail store at 710 S. 5th Street, in South Street Headhouse District. Action AIDS, Bebashi, GALAEI, Mazzoni Center and Philadelphia FIGHT will provide free, drop-in, rapid testing and related counseling services. Opening day was on National HIV Testing Day, Saturday, June 27, 2015. Testing is now offered each month from Noon to 4:00pm on the first and third Saturday and Sunday, and the second and fourth Friday and Saturday. Hours for the fifth weekend will be announced. For more information and the week’s agency schedule, visit www.phillyaidsthrift.com or call 215-922-3186. The weekly agency schedule will also be posted on Facebook and outside the store.

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Ray of Hope Brings Cure One Day Closer - Main Line Center for Laser Surgery Hosts HopeCuts for City of Hope

Ray of Hope Brings Cure One Day Closer - Main Line Center for Laser Surgery Hosts HopeCuts for City of Hope

On October 22, 2014  renowned, Board-certified dermatologist Dr. Eric Bernstein and his colleagues at the Main Line Center for Laser Surgery will contribute their time and talents by offering a 30% discount on all laser hair removal procedures with the proceeds benefitting City of Hope.  Dr. Bernstein: “Laser hair removal is one of our most popular services. We gladly sacrifice one day’s proceeds to know that cures for cancer, diabetes and HIV/AIDS are one day closer.”  Dr. Bernstein, through the online web resource The Patient’s Guide, www.patientsguide.com , will be recruiting colleagues to join him. “We are honored to have Dr. Bernstein’s talent and boundless enthusiasm as part of the City of Hope family.” Says Harry Giordano, Senior Director of Development, City of Hope’s Philadelphia Office.

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Clean Air Council 9th Annual Greenfest Philly Returns to Headhouse Square with Music, Food, Eco Shopping, More

Clean Air Council 9th Annual Greenfest Philly Returns to Headhouse Square with Music, Food, Eco Shopping, More

Clean Air Council’s 9th Annual Greenfest Philly returns to Headhouse Square (2nd and South Streets) on Sunday, September 7, 2014 from 10:00am to 4:00pm. The tri-state region’s largest environmental festival is bigger than ever with live music, free demos, an outdoor beer garden, organic food and drinks, handmade and green shopping, MOM’s Organic Market Kids’ Corner, a twenty-five foot rock wall, and even edible bugs. Admission is free. Festival “Green Cards” are also on sale at www.greenfestphilly.org for $30 that includes food and drink discounts, a free t-shirt, and eco-friendly swag. For more information, visit the website, call 215-567-4004, and follow @greenfestphilly on Twitter.

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City of Hope Philadelphia Fights Women's Cancers with 5K Walk

City of Hope Philadelphia Fights Women's Cancers with 5K Walk

One in three women will be diagnosed with cancer in her lifetime. On Saturday, September 13, 2014, this reality will unite survivors and supporters during the 17th annual Women’s Cancer Walk by City of Hope Philadelphia. Look for a parade of purple and listen for the outpouring of hope as walkers travel from Campbell’s Field  (401 Delaware Ave, Camden), across the Benjamin Franklin Bridge, to the Arch Street Meeting House (320 Arch St, Philadelphia). Registration starts at 8:00am, and the walk starts at 10:00am. Registration is $25 for adults and $15 for children at www.womenscancerwalk.org. Share stories of hope by using @cityofhopephila #womenscancerwalk on Twitter, and liking City of Hope Philadelphia Office on Facebook.

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Call for Nominations: Philadelphia magazine and Independence Blue Cross Seek 2014 Be Well Philly Health Hero

Call for Nominations: Philadelphia magazine and Independence Blue Cross Seek 2014 Be Well Philly Health Hero

Philadelphia magazine and Independence Blue Cross seek nominations for the Be Well Philly 2014 Health Hero Challenge. The contest honors a champion of health and wellness who inspires others to make strides for healthier lives. The free nominating process is open to the public on Be Well Philly’s Facebook page. The winner will receive a $3,000 donation to the charity of his or her choice, a magazine feature and an award at the Health Hero Celebration. For more information, visit Phillymag.com/HealthHero and click to read the full story below. 

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Celebrate Freedom to Fly During Season Opening of Fly School Circus Arts

Celebrate Freedom to Fly During Season Opening of Fly School Circus Arts

Fly School Circus Arts returns for the summer and fall season with two hour outdoor flying trapeze lessons at 5th and Cecil B. Moore (on the edge of Old and New Kensington). Two hour lessons for adults and children (ages six and up) will be available on weekdays and weekends, up to three times per day, now through early November. For bookings and information, visit www.flyschoolcircusarts.com, follow @flyschoolcircus on Twitter and like Fly School on Facebook. 

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Philadelphia FIGHT Honors Françoise Barré-Sinoussi, PhD at AIDS Education Month Opening Reception

Philadelphia FIGHT Honors Françoise Barré-Sinoussi, PhD at AIDS Education Month Opening Reception

Philadelphia FIGHT kicks off AIDS Education Month with a reception at Independence Visitors Center on Tuesday, June 3, 2014. Join us for a special evening of hors d’oeuvres, conversation and the presentation of the Kiyoshi Kuromiya Award. This annual award recognizes individuals and organizations that are exemplars in fighting for the rights of people with HIV. This year’s winner is Noble Prize recipient Françoise Barré-Sinoussi, PhD, who is being honored for her contributions to HIV/AIDS research and the discovery of HIV.  This event is free and open to the public. Register by visiting www.aidseducationmonth.org, or calling (215) 985-4448, ext. 200.

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Wale Announced for FREE Hip Hop for Philly Concert During AIDS Education Month

Wale Announced for FREE Hip Hop for Philly Concert During AIDS Education Month

Philadelphia FIGHT and Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia present the “Hip Hop for Philly” free concert featuring Grammy nominated and chart-topping hip hop artist Wale. Tickets can be obtained only by young people aged 13-24 who receive a free HIV test at any participating agency or one of the Hip Hop for Philly free HIV testing events throughout Philadelphia. For participating testing sites, visit here. For more about AIDS Education Month, visit the official website

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