AIDS Project Rhode Island 35th Anniversary Cocktail Gala Takes Place Thursday, Feb. 20, in Providence

(Providence, RI; Feb. 19, 2020)—AIDS Project Rhode Island (APRI) kicks off a yearlong series of events to commemorate its 35th anniversary with a Red Ribbon Cocktail Gala at the Ballroom at the Providence G on Thursday, Feb. 20. APRI is the longest running HIV services program in the state.

The evening will include a speaking program featuring APRI Director Mikel Wadewitz; former APRI Executive Director Annie Silvia; the Rev. Donnie Anderson, who will present a posthumous Community Hero Award to local activist, businessman, and philanthropist Guy Abelson; and others.

Funds raised from the Red Ribbon Cocktail Gala support a variety of services APRI provides people living with, affected by, or at risk from HIV. APRI support services for people living with HIV include a food pantry and hot meal program, mental health services, housing navigation, emergency financial assistance, and more. In addition, APRI provides free HIV, hepatitis C, and syphilis testing at multiple locations throughout Rhode Island. APRI serves more than 1,500 people each year. For more information, please visit www.aidsprojectri.org.

APRI 35th Anniversary Gala Cocktail Party
Thursday, February 20, 2020
The Ballroom at the Providence G (100 Dorrance St.)
5:30 p.m. start

6:30 p.m. speaking program
Tickets: www.aidsprojectri.org/celebrate
Tickets will also be available at the door.
Facebook event page: www.facebook.com/events/473727513556622