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Local HIV-Positive Women’s Conference Becomes National Event
Legacy Counseling Center’s popular annual conference opens enrollment to HIV+ women beyond North Texas for the first time in the event's 12-year history
WHAT: A three-day conference exclusively for HIV-positive women
WHEN: Friday, July 13 to Sunday. July 15, 2012
WHERE: DoubleTree By Hilton, 1981 N. Central Expressway, Richardson, Texas 75080
WHY: To educate as well as build fellowship and support among HIV-positive women nationwide.
CONTACT: Melissa Grove at 214-520-6308 ext. 383 or http://www.legacygraceproject.org.
Now in its 12th year, the Grace Project brings together women of all ages and races who are also challenged with HIV and AIDS. This year features over 15 health speakers, a Texas Instruments Computer Lab, the Afyia Center Letter writing room, and many other wide-ranging activities that promote education, empowerment and advocacy for HIV+ women. The conference has support from the entire HIV community of the greater north Texas area with practically every HIV organization partnering with the event.
"The Grace Project is about encouraging hope among HIV-positive women," said Legacy Counseling Center Executive Director Melissa Grove. "We want to help these women hold families together while also increasing awareness about the spread of AIDS and HIV in their own communities through these wonderful educational seminars on all sorts of issues ranging from how to disclose your HIV status to proper nutrition and medication adherence."
More than 200 women are expected to attend this year's conference. Individuals can sponsor the conference fee for one deserving HIV+ woman for only $50 and corporate sponsorship opportunities are also available. Women interested in learning more about the conference, and individuals and companies interested in sponsoring the conference can do so online at http://www.legacygraceproject.org.
Legacy Counseling Center (http://www.legacycares.org) provides individual and group therapy to HIV-positive people and their families. Legacy also operates Founders Cottage, a seven-bedroom house that provides 24-hour care for critically ill AIDS patients in a home-like setting.