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Step Up: Being Alive launches fundraising programs in face of possible closure

San Diego Being Alive AIDS HIVBeing Alive, a non-profit organization for those affected by HIV/AIDS, has launched a new campaign dubbed “Step Up” to help sustain its growth in San Diego amid possible closure concerns due to operational obligations. The “Step Up” campaign is made possible by support of local San Diego physicians who can contribute to the organization by matching donated funds.

The current campaign goal is $75,000.

Other local businesses are introducing fundraising programs at their locations to help sustain the organization. Being Alive is also collaborating with several complimentary services to join forces in order to reduce the financial burden of operating the facility solely.

“Funding for HIV/AIDS support services has been dwindling for years and most agencies provide many other services apart from HIV/AIDS (they are not HIV/AIDS exclusive) which allows them to apply to multiple funding sources,” said Shannon Wagner, Executive Director of Being Alive. “We see over 8,000 clients a year. We know how desperately needed these ‘non-government funded’ programs are and we are committed to keeping them alive, for the clients of Being Alive!”

Being Alive will not close if fundraising efforts are successful.

Stay tuned to San Diego LGBT Weekly for more information on this news story and ways you can contribute to getting the word out for Being Alive fundraising programs. More information on fundraising programs at Being Alive can be found here.



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Posted by LGBT Weekly on Aug 2, 2012. Filed under Top Highlights. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0. You can leave a response or trackback to this entry

1 Comment for “Step Up: Being Alive launches fundraising programs in face of possible closure”

  1. Jane Colwell Glynn

    I met an amazing man through friends on Facebook – Jimmy Thibault….read with much interest his involvement in Being Alive. Motivated me to make a donation based on his work. If I, an “old straight lady” from Connecticut can make a donation….why can’t you?

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