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Mother’s Day In the Midst of Uncertain (Health)Care

With Mother’s Day approaching this Sunday, millions of Americans are wracking their brains wondering which brunch spot she’d like best, or whether to send the boxed chocolates or the bouquet of daisies. Some remember their childhood fondly while others carry some level of trauma from theirs. Bring up mothers in conversation, and you may elicit…

Behind Every Dish is a Story at Dining Out For Life

All across the country yesterday, people dined out for life. In North Carolina, Arden, Asheville, Black Mountain, Brevard, Candler, Franklin, Hendersonville, Highlands, Maggie Valley, Mars Hill, Sylva, and Waynesville were no different. Now in its 15th year, WNC Dining Out For Life has grown into one the biggest meals of the year with over 100…

Syringe Exchange Featured by NC Health News

From the stereotypes and stigma that shadow our exchange participants, to the very real issue of supply shortages and extreme demand, read what North Carolina Health News had to say about our very own syringe exchange:   In 2016, the legislature made it legal for groups to run needle exchanges. Less than a year later,…

Spot the Subaru and Win Dinner for Two

Around the office, excitement is already building for this year’s Dining Out for Life® on Thursday, April 27th. Why so early? Maybe it has something to do with the chance to win a delicious meal for two at any of our incredible, participating local restaurants!     Spot the official Dining Out For Life® Subaru…

“Getting to Zero” Fund Honors Harry Brown

In October, at the Raise Your Hand Auction and Gala, WNCAP announced a new named fund honoring friend, advocate, and champion, Harry Brown. Harry has been a volunteer, event chair, Board member, adviser, and supporter for over 14 years and WNCAP could not be more pleased to honor him with this fund. The Harry A….

Citizen-Times Guest columnist: No, the Zika virus is not the next HIV

Guest columnist: Amanda Stem, WNCAP Advocacy Supervisor CNN ran an opinion article with the headline: “Could Zika be the next HIV?” Media coverage on Zika cites HIV as a comparison. Both viruses have commonalities: suspected African origins, both can be transmitted sexually, and the Zika virus may impact the South where the Zika carrying Aedes…

WNCAP Announces Honorary Chair

It is an extreme honor to announce the 2016 Honorary Chair, Harry Brown. Every now and then in life, someone comes along with the ability to share every unique gift that you could possibly need in that specific moment in time.  Harry Brown is that person.  He is that person for his friends, he is…

Congratulations to the 2016 Signature Piece Winner

Asheville Citizen-Times, ASHEVILLE – The Western North Carolina AIDS Project has selected a piece by local artist Constance Williams as its 2016 Signature Piece for its annual fall fundraiser, the Raise Your Hand Auction and Gala. The winner was chosen in a juried competition. Pam Siekman, the auction chairperson, made the winner announcement Monday. Williams’ abstract piece, titled,…