World AIDS Day on Saturday December 1, 2018 is a day dedicated to commemorate those who have passed on and to raise awareness about AIDS and the global spread of the HIV virus.

Please join the United Way of Chatham Kent at “The 425”, 425 McNaughton Avenue in Chatham, in support of people living with HIV/AIDS. Through the ONE DAY CAFÉ, our very own Chef Scott Roose will prepare a delicious three-course meal with wine parings.

The ONE DAY CAFÉ is all about smashing stigma of those living with HIV/AIDS.

  • ONE DAY HIV treatments will be available to everyone one who needs them;
  • ONE DAY we will be free of stigma against HIV;
  • ONE DAY we will have a cure and no longer need to talk about HIV.

The ONE DAY CAFÉ is literally a pop-up café that will only be open for one day, but more importantly it represents ONE DAY that people living with HIV can prove that HIV is nothing to fear.  You cannot catch HIV from someone cooking or serving you food. On Saturday, December 1, 2018, come help us make a change in even more lives by coming to a fabulous dinner, lighting a candle at the vigil or making a donation to helping those affected with HIV/AIDS in Chatham Kent.

  • Dinner Tickets: $75 Each (only 18 seats available). Doors Open at 5:30 p.m. Dinner served at 6:00 p.m.
  • Candlelight Vigil and Presentation (All are Welcome). Tickets are free. Doors open at 7:00 p.m. Presentation begins at 7:30 p.m. at “The 425”.

For more information on the ONE DAY CAFÉ, visit our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/events/540884966431388/

To order tickets visit https://www.eventbrite.ca and search ‘ONE DAY CAFÉ’.

To make a donation to the Chatham-Kent United Way visit: http://uwock.ca/donate/.

For more information about Chatham-Kent United Way visit: http://uwock.ca/.

DID YOU KNOW…

Only five years ago, HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) had not been approved in Canada. Public health messaging on sexual transmission risk with an undetectable viral load was still indecisive. And many people living with HIV were still being advised to delay treatment until their CD4 count started to decline. All of that has now changed in Canada. PrEP was approved by Health Canada in 2016, Canadian public health leaders now say that “undetectable equals untransmittable”, and clinical guidelines now recommend offering HIV treatment upon diagnosis to maximize long-term health and survival.

  • 6 Canadians are infected with HIV every day
  • Almost 1 in 4 new HIV infections in Canada are among females
  • The Public Health Agency of Canada estimated that at the end of 2016 there were 63,110 Canadians with HIV. An estimated 86% of the people in Canada with HIV were diagnosed and aware they had HIV. This means that an estimated 14% of people with HIV were undiagnosed.

SOURCE: https://www.catie.ca/printpdf/world-aids-day

About Chatham-Kent United Way:

United Way of Chatham-Kent is a registered Canadian charitable organization that works to maximize volunteer, financial, program and agency resources to respond to the increasingly complex issues and needs that exist and are emerging in Chatham-Kent. We are a community of people with a common goal of caring and a mission to improve lives and build community in Chatham-Kent.

Media Contact: 

Chef Scott Roose

Chatham-Kent United Way

Scott@uwock.ca

Tel: (519) 354-0430