Helping End AIDS in our Lifetime
Over $9,000 Dollars Raised During our 2020 "Gathering to H.E.A.L." Event
Thank you participants and donors for a great event!
Gifts Twice Matched the $3,000 Challenge Offered by Donors!
45 AIDS orphans helped at $200 each per year
Three women from Kenya—Bishop Catherine Mutua, Glorie Gitonga, and Jennifer Murithi—spoke about being on the forefront of dealing with two pandemics simultaneously: HIV and COVID-19.
Inspiring music was provided by two well-known Denver soloists, Kelly Triplett and Chin Keong Tan.
The event was chaired by Centennial, Colorado, psychologist, Dr. Bonnie J. Messer. Honorary chair
was Ann Fort, legendary Kenyan humanitarian from Lone Tree, Colorado. Dr. Donald E. Messer, Executive Director of the Center, emceed the virtual breakfast. Visit our Gathering to HEAL webpage for more details.
Anonymous donors offered a $3,000 challenge gift to help in this battle against AIDS and COVID-19. We will update our incoming donations; presently we have reached $2, 575 toward oversubscribing this goal.
Two Denver area clergywomen, Rev. Angie Kotzmoyer and Rev. Sharon Langfeldt, were honored with the 2020 Paul and Paula Murphy Human Sexuality Award, for their courageous leadership of the Mountain Sky United Methodist Queer Clergy Caucus and for their leadership in advocating and educating about LGBTQ+ Weddings.
Also a video filmed this summer showing the honoring of the 2020 Shero of the Year, Dr. Marjorie Bayes, was shown.