Boulder County AIDS Project (BCAP) joins local musicians from the Boulder area, to present a World AIDS Day Concert for the community! The theme of this year’s event is “coming together in the spirit of community”.
The concert will take place on Sunday, December 3, 2017 at 2 p.m. at First United Methodist Church located at 1421 Spruce Street in Boulder. It will begin at 2 p.m. lasting 90 minutes without intermission. General admission tickets are on sale for $15.00 plus a small service fee. Tickets may be purchased online or at the door on the day of the event. Free parking will be available at First United Methodist Church on 15th between Spruce & Pine Streets. Additional free parking is available at the garage at 15th & Spruce Streets.
This year’s program will feature Resonance Women’s Chorus; and musicians Sandra Wong, Bill Douglas, Elle Wells, and Caitlin Strickland. The concert, including a performance of Bill Douglas’ “Deep Peace”, has been designed by the musicians to offer “rich, deep beauty, that holds the weights of the world, but holds them in beauty.”
About World AIDS Day
World AIDS Day takes place on December 1 each year as an opportunity for people worldwide to unite in the fight against HIV, to show support for people living with HIV, and to commemorate those who have died from an AIDS-related illness. Founded in 1988, World AIDS Day was the first globally recognized health day. Now in its 29th year, people in the Boulder region will join together with hundreds of other World AIDS Day events across the globe.
Globally, there are an estimated 36.7 million people who have the virus. In 2017, one million people in the US are living with HIV, and 1 in 7 of them don’t know it. In Colorado, there are over 15,000 people living with HIV with over 600 people in the Boulder region known to be living with HIV. Despite the medical community knowing more than ever about HIV, almost 40,000 people in the US are diagnosed with HIV each year. There is still a basic lack of knowledge about HIV for many, and associated stigma and discrimination remains a reality for many people living with HIV.
Local Legends Gala
For thirty-one years, the Boulder County AIDS Project (BCAP) has provided compassionate and skilled HIV care and prevention services. In 2017, BCAP continues to be a valued healthcare and wellness resource to the community.
BCAP’s Local Legends Gala is BCAP’s largest annual fundraising. This elegant evening features outstanding chefs from Boulder and surrounding areas and honors outstanding Local Legends who have made a historic difference in the lives of those affected by HIV in Colorado, as well as our local Boulder community. The event also celebrates the annual recipient of the Don Holloway Award for Distinguished Volunteer Service, Board Member of the Year and Community Partner of the Year.
The 2017 Local Legends Gala will be held on Saturday, October 21 at the beautiful Boulder Jewish Community Center. This year’s event will feature an exciting Keynote Speaker!
Interested in event sponsorship? Please contact Ana Hopperstad, Executive Director, at email@example.com, or 303-444-6121 ext. 104, with any questions.2017 Local Legends Gala Sponsor Packet
Annual AIDS Walk Colorado
Team BCAP participated once again in this year’s 30th annual AIDS Walk Colorado. This event, scheduled for Saturday, August 19 at Cheesman Park in Denver, is Colorado’s largest one-day AIDS-related fundraiser in the Rocky Mountain region. The event is produced by the Colorado Health Network in Denver. BCAP participates as a partner organization. 70% of the funds raised by BCAP will benefit the Boulder, Broomfield, Gilpin and Clear Creek County region.
In 2017, BCAP raised over $12,000 and recruited over 40 team members for this year’s walk!