[This post will remain at the top of the blog until the event ends.]
One of the highlights of the year is the annual Celebrate Life, Celebrate Art auction to benefit Persad Center. Formerly known as Art for AIDS, this event is a masterful reminder of the continued urgency of this and other issues addressed by Persad.
You can still get your tickets. Click here for Persad's website.
I was reminded of the necessity of supporting this cause yesterday when I completed my application for life insurance through my employer (not the work provided insurance, but our own individual polices we can purchase at group rates. They asked three questions — did I work 20 hours or more per week, had I been disabled in the past 6 months and had I ever been diagnosed with AIDS (which the agent referred to as the AIDS question). Huh.
There is work to be done folks. I get that insurance is about probabilities, but persons with AIDS deserve the opportunity to provide for their loved ones, too.
Work to be done. Come to this fun event, enjoy the art and make a difference.
ps: Ledcat and I will be live blogging from the auction. Tune in Monday evening.