Event'S ARCHIVE

  • In the fall of 2013, Octopus Club’s founder Lew Aldridge shared an email from a recently-diagnosed HIV-positive man with his staff. The letter painted a dire picture. The man, only 21 years of age, was drowning in unpaid bills. His financial situation reached such an extent that the man was forced to decide between paying […]

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  • The 16th Annual AIDS Candlelight Memorial Service was held May 17, 2015. Organized each year by Eric Crabtree, the service was hosted at St. David’s Episcopal Church. “Some 134 attendees in-person filed through the doors with another 500 attending from their homes through the AIDS Candlelight Home Kits that were distributed around Central Texas,” Eric […]

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  • For something as beautiful as the lotus flower, it’s surprising to discover the blossom’s modest beginnings in ponds and lakes around the world. The roots of a lotus flower extend deep below the still surface of the water, grounding it in soft, sticky mud. Surrounded by sludge, fish, and other wildlife, the pod frees itself, […]

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  • ­It doesn’t make headlines, but more woman than ever—over 1,250 in our community—are living with HIV. Often these women are caregivers, sometimes single mothers, or even grandmothers caring for their grand-kids. Living with HIV can be an isolating experience, often compounded with other issues like stigma. Fortunately, AIDS Services of Austin works daily to reach […]

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  • “I’ve always loved being on my bike, and it was a perfect way to mesh my passion for riding and my desire to support the HIV and AIDS community in Central Texas.” This year, the ASA Hill Country Ride for AIDS (HCRA) team (the Wheeler Dealers) is led by our Food and Nutrition Services Manager, […]

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  • For members of the Ismaili Community Engaged in Responsible Volunteering, or i-CERV, volunteering and giving back to their community is an integral part of their faith. This nationwide organization for Ismaili Muslims has a local youth group chapter that has been participating and volunteering at AIDS Walk Austin for years. Their motto is “from compassion […]

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