SPRINGFIELD, Mass. — The AIDS Foundation of Western Massachusetts, Inc. (AFWM) is excited to announce that “Viva!,” its seventeenth annual gala, will be held on January 31, 2013 at the Log Cabin Banquet and Meeting House in Holyoke. This year, AFWM welcomes The Kinsey Sicks, America’s Favorite Dragapella Beautyshop Quartet. According to the Washington Post, “if you haven’t made the acquaintance of The Kinsey Sicks, it’s high time you did… Uproarious…brilliant…authentically joyful.” The New York Times calls them, “the hottest ticket in town… taking the cabaret world by storm…voices as sweet as honey.” You won’t want to miss this one-of-a-kind event! [pullquote]“Viva!,” its seventeenth annual gala, will be held on January 31, 2013 at the Log Cabin Banquet and Meeting House in Holyoke with the Kinsey Sicks![/pullquote]
The gala will also feature a unique silent auction, including a baseball autographed by the World Series Champion Boston Red Sox’s Dustin Pedroia, custom wine baskets, A Night Out in Springfield package, jewelry, high-end crafts and more. The exciting live auction will feature a stay at the luxurious Klimpton hotel in New York City with transportation and event tickets and a Chef at Home Dinner cooked by The Log Cabin’s Chef/Owner, Mick Corduff. Gourmet fare will be available leading up to the show. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the show will begin at 8:00 p.m.
Viva! is one of only two major fundraisers to support AFWM’s vital programs and services. All proceeds from this event help people living with HIV/AIDS in Hampden and Hampshire counties to live with dignity and hope. They provide emergency financial assistance for shelter, heat, medications and mattresses, keep support groups running, teach people who are infected and affected how to live their best possible quality of life and educate people who are HIV negative about how to remain that way. Tickets for this elegant night of fun and fellowship may be purchased for only $60.00 each or $600.00 per table of ten. For more information or to purchase tickets, please visit www.aidsfoundationwm.org or contact the AFWM office at (413) 301-0955. Please make your check payable to AFWM (1168 Main Street, Springfield, MA 01103).
Baystate Health, C&W Realty, The Log Cabin/Delaney House, New England Pathology Associates, American Homecare Federation, Branford Hall Career Institute, Central Oil, CJC Event Lighting, Todd LeMieux, MassMutual, A Sponsorship in Memory of Christopher J. Festa, Active Lifestyle Fitness, Deliso Financial Services, The Rainbow Times, The Valley Advocate and WWLP/TV22
The mission of the AIDS Foundation of Western Massachusetts, Inc. is to create positive community impact through innovative and empowering education and support in Hampden and Hampshire counties. The ultimate aim is to end the spread of HIV/AIDS.