Positive Heroes Series featuring Jeanne White-Ginder
- Start Date:
- Tuesday, 25 July, 2017
- End Date:
- Tuesday, 25 July, 2017 8:00pm
- Infectious Disease
Aimed to educate and empower attendees in an effort to fight stigma often surrounding people affected by HIV/AIDS, this event will feature keynote speaker Jeanne White-Ginder, one of the most prominent HIV/AIDS activists today.White-Ginder's story began at the height of the AIDS epidemic after her son, Ryan White, died of AIDS following a blood transfusion to treat his hemophilia. In 1990, White-Ginder lobbied Congress for the Ryan White Comprehensive AIDS Resource ACT (CARE Act) which created the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program, now providing support to 52% of Americans living with HIV/AIDS, providing medical care and services to those who are uninsured or underinsured.
Currently, White-Ginder speaks regularly to audiences nationwide about her experiences on the frontlines of the AIDS epidemic in its early years, and the role HIV/AIDS stigma plays in fueling the epidemic today.
1 Park Ave. Oklahoma City,
Conference organized by Oklahoma AIDS Care Fund
The Oklahoma AIDS Care Fund is a fundraising and advocacy organization dedicated to providing financial support and resources to HIV/AIDS service providers in the state of Oklahoma. Since its inception in 1991, the Oklahoma AIDS Care Fund has awarded more than $12.5 million for HIV/AIDS education and prevention programs to organizations in our state.The Oklahoma AIDS Care Fund was organized by Barbara and Jackie Cooper following the death of their son to AIDS. Dealing with this devastating disease firsthand compelled them to reach out to others living with HIV/AIDS and those vulnerable to the disease.
- 6608 N. Western Avenue, #219 Oklahoma City, OK, 73116