Triangle AIDS Network Events and Benefits
The Triangle AIDS Network sponsors several events and benefits each year. Other organizations and individuals also conduct events benefiting TAN and its clients as well. Although TAN is primarily funded through grants from the government, it is the community based fundraising that make the deliverance of TAN's services possible.
Paint the Town Red is TAN's annual event featuring art and other items from our local community and artist. This highly successful verbal and silent auction is usually held on the first Thursday of November. Hors d'oeuvres, dinner, complimentary champagne, live entertainment and of course, the wide variety of art, keep all entertained for the evening.
TAN's AIDS Update Conference, generally not a fundraiser, is designed to raise awareness about different issues surrounding HIV and AIDS. This annual conference begins with three keynote speakers followed by afternoon workshops. A luncheon is also provided for the guests. During the workshops, a wide variety of topics are presented and discussed. Some are for the medical community and health care providers while others discuss more general topics on HIV and AIDS. Continuing education units are given to those who request them.
"Knowledge is Power" , held in the spring of each year, is an educational seminar to promote AIDS awareness in the Golden Triangle. Individuals working in health care, social services and teaching as well as concerned members of the community attended.
The Garden Party, a more social fundraiser, usually occurs on the first Sunday of May. This event features a cash bar, hors d'oeuvres, live shows and a silent art auction. The Art Studio graciously hosts this long standing benefit.
Occasionally through out the year, concerned individuals, organizations or businesses will conduct a fundraiser benefiting TAN.