Local Legends Gala
BCAP’s Local Legends Gala is the agency’s largest annual fundraising event. This elegant evening honors outstanding Local Legends who have made a historic difference in the lives of all affected by HIV in Colorado, including 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 event provides a fun and engaging cocktail reception with silent auction, games, special appeal, live auction, keynote speaker and sit down dinner with elegant wine pairings.
To learn more about becoming an underwriting sponsor for this event, please contact Ana Hopperstad, Executive Director at firstname.lastname@example.org or Daniela Morzos, Donor Relations Director, at Daniela@bcap.org. 303-444-6121.
To view photos from last year’s event, click HERE!
Annual AIDS Walk Colorado
Team BCAP participates as a partner agency in the AIDS Walk Colorado produced by the Denver Colorado Health Network each year. In 2018, the event has been re-titled the Festival of Life and is the largest one-day AIDS-related fundraising event in the Rocky Mountain region. The event will take place Saturday, August 18 in Cheesman Park in Denver. BCAP participates as a partner organization. 75% of the funds raised by BCAP benefit HIV services in the Boulder, Broomfield, Gilpin and Clear Creek County region.
Click HERE to register to join Team BCAP! All are welcome at this fun annual event!
KBCO Studio C CD Release
On the first Saturday in December, each year, BCAP joins with KBCO and Food Bank of the Rockies during the one day sale of the KBCO Studio C CD release. 2018 is KBCO’s 30th anniversary and this should be a milestone musical year! BCAP recruits volunteers to be present at the sales sites (select area Whole Food stores) to thank folks who come out to purchase these one-of-a-kind CDs. If you are interested in volunteering with BCAP for this event, contact Sarah@bcap.org.
World AIDS Day
This year World AIDS Day (December 1) takes place on KBCO Saturday.
This day is 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 AIDS-related illness. Founded in 1988, World AIDS Day was the first globally recognized health day. Now in its 30th 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 2018, one million people in the US are living with HIV, and 1 in 8 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, there is still no vaccine to stop HIV and 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.
International AIDS Candlelight Memorial
The International AIDS Candlelight Memorial is held every third Sunday in May. This event is hosted by BCAP and the Interfaith AIDS Coalition (IAC) of Boulder County. This annual event of remembrance is an opportunity for activists, family members, and community supporters to gather to honor those lost, and to raise consciousness about the continuing challenges faced by those living with or impacted by HIV. The International AIDS Candlelight Memorial, coordinated by the Global Network of people living with HIV, is one of the world’s oldest and largest grassroots mobilization campaigns for HIV awareness. Started in 1983, this memorial is led by a coalition of approximately 1,200 community organizations in 115 countries. The IAC has been organizing this event in conjunction with BCAP since 1992.
The Candlelight Memorial program includes a reception at BCAP, followed by a silent walk through downtown Boulder accompanied by inspirational music. Throughout the program, names of local individuals lost to AIDS-related illnesses, are read. The program concludes with a short reflection period.