Cardi Brothers to Be Honored With Hope Harris Award at This Year’s AIDS Run/Walk for Life, April 21

Cardi Brothers to Be Honored With Hope Harris Award
at This Year’s AIDS Run/Walk for Life, April 21
The award recognizes persons or an organization exemplifying
dedication to the fight against HIV/AIDS
Providence, RI; February 26, 2018 — AIDS Project Rhode Island (APRI) is pleased to announce that Nick, Ron, and Pete Cardi will be honored at this year’s AIDS Run/Walk for Life as the recipients of the prestigious Hope Harris Award. Named after Hope Harris, a former APRI board member, the award recognizes persons or an organization dedicated to the fight against HIV/AIDS. All three will appear at the AIDS Run/Walk for Life in Roger Williams Park on Saturday, April 21, to accept the award.
The Cardi brothers, known throughout New England for their eponymous furniture and mattress retail outlets, are longtime APRI and Walk for Life supporters who have been instrumental in raising public awareness in the fight against HIV/AIDS and have generously donated resources and funds to the event and APRI for more than three decades. “We are proud to have been a sponsor of AIDS Project Rhode Island from the beginning; 32 years goes by fast!” they said in a joint statement. “We are happy to once again be joining in with everyone there and in the community to help support the great work they do. We thank APRI and Family Service of Rhode Island for honoring us with this award.”
“Nick, Ron, and Pete Cardi exemplify what the Hope Harris Award is all about,” APRI Executive Director Stephen Hourahan says. “Hope had a big heart, loved life, and believed in the value of helping others. The Cardis have been heroes for many years and always supported our work and our clients. We couldn’t be happier to present them with this award.”
The theme for this year’s AIDS Run/Walk for Life is “It Takes a Team of Heroes to Get to Zero” and encourages participants to dress as their favorite superhero (or make one of their own!). The event will, for the first time, also include a 5K run, and it will kick off from the Roger Williams Park Carousel on the morning of Saturday, April 21, 2018.
Runners and walkers will be part of a heroic team pushing for an end to AIDS and getting new HIV infections to zero in Rhode Island. APRI will also be offering free HIV testing the day of the event and other community-based organizations from throughout the state will be part of the day’s activities.
AIDS Run/Walk for Life Event Details:
Saturday, April 21, 2018
Roger Williams Park Carousel Village
8 a.m.: Registration opens
9 a.m.: Speaking program
The 5K run will start immediately after the speaking program, with the walk following.
To register as a runner or a walker, please For questions about the event, please contact APRI at (401) 831-5522.
About AIDS Project Rhode Island
APRI is dedicated to providing a compassionate, nonjudgmental, and collaborative response to the needs of people living with, affected by, and at risk for acquiring HIV. APRI currently provides the largest number of support services in the state for individuals living with HIV/AIDS, as well as comprehensive prevention and testing services. APRI is a division of Family Service of Rhode Island. For more information, please visit
APRI provides free, anonymous walk-in testing for HIV and other STIs at 9 Pleasant St. in Providence. Hours are Monday 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Tuesday 4-6 p.m., Thursday 4-6 p.m., and Friday 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Testing can also be done by appointment. Please call (401) 831-5522 for more information or to schedule an appointment.