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Jan 16, 2014

Dining Out for Life Call-out: Restaurants and Ambassadors, we need you!

In just over three months, you can be a hero. OUR hero! It's the 20th anniversary of Indy's largest dining fundraiser, Dining Out for Life, which raises much-needed funds to help us continue to fight HIV in our community and support those affected by it. Maybe you already know how...

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Jan 03, 2014

News roundup: HIV in the headlines

We like to think we're pretty lucky. As an HIV/AIDS service organization, not only do we get to do meaningful work that makes an actual difference in the lives of people affected by HIV, but also we get to see changes happening in our field on an almost constant basis....

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Dec 19, 2013

Top Posts of 2013

We've had a fun year with you, blog-readers. We've chatted about what pizza has to do with our food pantry, the 44 amazing restaurants that gave back through Dining Out for Life, and our insanely awesome volunteers, who keep things chugging along. Plus, we got excited about chili and tried...

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Nov 21, 2013

Cooking Up Some Fun: Chili Cook-Off, Round Three!

What goes better with a Saturday night in late November than 20+ crock pots full of chili? Raising money to fight HIV, of course! Coming up on its third year, the annual Chili Cook-Off is just two days away, and believe us, the chili is calling your name. There will...

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Oct 30, 2013

McNamara and Bowman honored with Florence L. Elias Compassion Award



This year's Florence L. Elias Compassion Award for outstanding corporate giving went to long-time supporter and Grande Masquerade sponsor McNamara Florist. The award, which was given at the 26th Annual Grande Masquerade on October 19, honors an organization that has, in the spirit of Flo Elias, given generously to...

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Oct 25, 2013

Thank you to our Grande Masquerade sponsors!

The Big Event is over, the disco ball has been lowered, and our sequin accessories have been packed away. But don't worry! We are still in full Grande Masquerade mode over here, which means we're adding up fundraising totals, writing hundreds of thank-you notes, and reflecting on how much fun...

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Sep 24, 2013

Costume Ideas: The Disco Ball Edition

Here's the thing about fashion in the 1970s: it was all about personal expression. Brocade mini dress from Oscar de la Renta more your style than a gold, bell-bottom jumpsuit? Great. Rather sport a Farrah Fawcett feather than a fab afro? No problem. That's what we love about the '70s!

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Sep 06, 2013

Welcome, Damien Center AmeriCorps Volunteers!

This week, The Damien Center family welcomed three new members to our team to help us in prevention and testing, volunteer management, housing, and in our food pantry. Erin, Catherine, and Nahom are joining The Damien Center via the AIDS United AmeriCorps Program, a national AmeriCorps program focusing specifically...

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