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March & April at AIDS Care Ocean State
February 21, 2017

These Boots,Sneakers, Sandals, Pumps, Etc…Were Made For Walking

On April 23, join ACOS in the AIDS Walk RI 2017. This year’s theme is “Fighting HIV One Step at a Time.”

The venerable event, which has raised both awareness and much-needed funds for over three decades, begins at the Rhode Island State house and walks in a loop around the city of Providence. Registration begins at 10:00am, followed by a brief speaking program, and then participants will march proudly to support HIV/AIDS.

ACOS is asking our supporters, friends and followers to join in and walk for our team! Everyone who signs up to walk with AIDS Care Ocean State and raises a minimum of $25 will receive a Drag Bingo Tee Shirt to wear the day of the walk to show your ACOS pride!

To Register for AIDS Care Ocean State’s Walk for Life Team visit bit.ly/AIDSWalk2017 (case sensitive)

Come Lend A Hand!

At ACOS, we rely on your generous donations to help people in Rhode Island affected by HIV and AIDS, but did you know that there is another way to get involved? ACOS is currently looking for volunteers for various programs, events and initiatives. Volunteers can enjoy the comradery that comes from working with like-minded people who want to help out, as well as getting excellent resume-quality experience. Many students can even fulfill educational requirements or school credits, depending on your school and course of study.

A full list of volunteer opportunities varies in scope and time-commitment, but we truly believe that there is an opportunity for everyone.Descriptions can be found at www.AIDSCareOS.org, or by emailing Chris Cedroni at ChrisC@AIDSCareOS.org.

One Delicious Event!

On April 27, join AIDS Care Ocean State for Paint the Town Red, a Celebration of Food and Hope, where local participating restaurants,bars and clubs will donate up to 30 percent of the day’s sales to help support ACOS programs.  The event i scollaboration between food blogger David Dadekian of Eat Drink Rhode Island, Jamie Coelho of Rhode Island Monthly,  and ACOS.

The list of restaurant keeps growing and growing, so visit www.AIDSCareOS.orgto find out where you can get a great meal while supporting a great cause!

Are you a restaurant owner and want to participate? It’s not too late to sign up! Visit bit.ly/PAINTitRED2017 (casesensitive) to find out more, or contact George Marley at 521-3603 or GeorgeM@AidsCareOs.org. But hurry! Establishments who sign up before March 1 will have their names and logos added to all print materials as well as online advertising, while those who sign up after March 1 will be featured in online advertising only.

Opening Night of RENT to Benefit ACOS: Time (and Tickets) are Running Out!

There are still a limited-number of tickets for the ACOS and the Providence Performing Arts Center presentation and opening night reception for the Award-Winning Broadway musical, Rent. The show, now in its twentieth year,features characters affected by HIV and AIDS as they struggle to thrive in 1990’s NYC. Guests who purchase tickets through ACOS using the link found below will be eligible for excellent orchestra or first dress balcony seats and,after the show, will have priority seating at a special “Meet and Greet”session with members of the cast and creative team.

ACOS and PPAC are proud to partner for the event. Rent tells the storyof a group of friends who are affected by HIV and AIDS as they search for love,artistic expression and human meaning, and was the first  Broadway musical to deal with the AIDS crisis head-on. Set in gritty backdrop of 1990’s New York City, the show remains topical even after 20 years, as HIV-positive people today struggle to gain access to expensive healthcare, overcome addiction, find love and keep hope alive, just as the characters in the show.

Tickets may be purchased at Visit Bit.ly/RENT2017. Ticket prices range from $50-$150. Seating for this fantastic, one-of-a-kind experience are expected to sell out quickly, so ACOS encourages anyone who is interested to purchase right away. 

 “Do I hear $69? - 2017 Jocktion”

On March 11, ACOS invites you to indulge your naughty side at Jocktion 2017, where Russell Sweeney, Mr. Leather New England 2017  will auction off “previously loved” jockstrapsthat have been donated by the contestants for the title of International Mr.Leather 39, with the proceeds being used to benefit ACOS programs.

Also on hand will be the current title-holders of Mr. Gay Rhode Island:  Joe DiMauro (Mr. Gay RI,)Neoki Feytal (Ms. Gay RI,) and Ally P. Sha (Ms. Lesbian RI) who will perform and entertain the crowd. The event will also feature raffles, promotions and surprises throughout the night!

The event has proved wildly popular, with jockstraps being auctioned off for as much as $500. There will be plenty of eye-candy as this year’s IML contestants show the audience why they should be crowned International Mr. Leather 39. So whether you’re an athlete, an athletic supporter, want to add to your priceless jockstrap collection, or just enjoy looking at scantily-clad men, this event has your name all over it.

As in years past, the event will be hosted at the Eagle Providence, 124 Snow Street, Providence. The fun starts at 9:00 pm,and might not stop until the sun comes up.