August 31 | International Overdose Awareness Day

Saturday, August 31, is International Overdose Awareness Day. It is a day to commemorate those who have been lost to addiction and overdose, and to fight for measures that would help the overdose epidemic. In WNC, there will be two major events commemorating Overdose Awareness Day, one in Franklin (Macon County) and one in Asheville. Franklin: Night of Hope The … Read More

DOFL Impact Story: Healing the Body and the Soul

Every year, WNCAP submits an “Impact Story” to Dining Out For Life International as a way of illustrating the real-world impact made by the resources raised by Dining Out For Life. This year’s story, printed below, won an Honorable Mention at the July 2019 Dining Out For Life Impact Awards. The following story uses a composite character, “Larry”. Each part … Read More

Create A Panel for the AIDS Memorial Quilt

This spring, WNCAP is offering members of the community a chance to honor their loved ones by creating a panel for the AIDS Memorial Quilt. We will provide materials and skilled sewers. Using a needle, thread, paint, and your loved one’s personal items, you can weave their legacy into the enduring tapestry of those affected by AIDS. For more information, contact Michael … Read More

DOFL Raffle Prizes Promise Sun, Cinema, and Spending Money

The Dining Out For Life raffle is a critical piece of the event because it engages diners in a conversation about HIV Prevention and Care. It also gives them an opportunity to donate more to WNCAP than they already are simply by dining out. Naturally, the best part of a raffle is the prizes! We’ve got three great raffle prizes this year: … Read More

April 25 | Dining Out For Life

Mark your calendars for Dining Out For Life 2019 on Thursday, April 25. As most of our faithful readers already know, Dining Out For Life (DOFL) is an annual event benefiting HIV Prevention & Care that takes place in nearly 50 cities across the nation. This year, Dining Out For Life is on Thursday, April 25, 2019. In Asheville, DOFL will once again be … Read More

March 10 | National Women & Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

National Women & Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (NWGHAAD) is an annual observance that sheds light on the impact of HIV and AIDS on women and girls. Every year on March 10, and throughout the month of March, national and community organizations come together to show support for women and girls impacted by HIV and AIDS. This year marks the 13th observance of … Read More

Become A Dining Out For Life Ambassador

Want to have fun and give back to your community? Volunteer to be an Ambassador for Dining Out For Life!  Ambassadors fill their favorite restaurant with friends, family, and co-workers, and invite diners to enter the DOFL raffle. Along the way, they raise money for WNCAP and educate our community about HIV Prevention & Care. How cool is that? To see the list … Read More

Second Patient in History Apparently Cured of HIV

“I’ve been waiting for company for a long time.” – Timothy Ray Brown, AKA “The Berlin Patient” Almost twelve years ago to the day, Timothy Ray Brown, known for years as “The Berlin Patient”, was cured of HIV. He is the only person in history to have that distinction. That is, until now. For just the second time since the global AIDS epidemic … Read More

Join The WNCAP Support Group for PLHIV

WNCAP offers a free and confidential support group for community members living with HIV/AIDS. It meets on the first and third Tuesday of every month from 6pm-8pm. Anyone living with HIV/AIDS is welcomed, regardless of age, gender, race, gender identity, or sexual orientation. Current WNCAP clients, former WNCAP clients, and people with no affiliation at all with WNCAP are all welcome. We offer a safe … Read More

February 24 | Harm Reduction Tea Party

international family drug support day

The 3rd Annual Harm Reduction Tea Party will take place on Sunday, February 24, to coincide with International Family Drug Support Day. The event will take place at the Western WNCAP office – 3257 Georgia Road in Franklin, NC. The event is hosted by WNCAP, Full Circle Recovery, and the WNC Harm Reduction Alliance along with global partners Families for Sensible Drug Policy and Family Drug Support. Family support must be … Read More