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Gathering to H.E.A.L. Fall Breakfast

Helping End AIDS in our Lifetime


Our 2023 Gathering to H.E.A.L. Breakfast was a great success!

We had a great day at the Gathering to H.E.A.L. Breakfast on September 30 at Hope UMC, and raised about $15,000!

Many thanks to Stanley and Mary Gitari for bringing us updates on the programs we support.

Thanks also to those who made the breakfast such an excellent event:


  • Chin Keong Tan

  • Wes Lopez

  • Daryl J. Walker

  • Rev. Jeff Rainwater

  • Jodie Senter

  • Bonnie Messer

The Center for Health and Hope will use funds raised at the annual Gathering To HEAL Breakfast to reach out to help Kenya’s impoverished children and adolescents. Many are unable to attend school, because they have lost their parents to HIV or are too poor to pay the fees. 


 “Children and youth are often overlooked during the global AIDS pandemic,” notes the Center’s Executive Director, Don Messer.  “Many lack schooling and are exceedingly vulnerable to infection from HIV.  Around the world an adolescent girl acquires HIV every two minutes.”

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