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Eighth Annual World AIDS Day Prayer Breakfast Presented by Philadelphia FIGHT


EDGE Media Network Contributor

Tuesday November 29, 2016

The Faith Leaders' Network of Philadelphia FIGHT will present the Eighth Annual World AIDS Day Prayer Breakfast on Thursday, December 1 from 8-10:30 a.m. at the DoubleTree by Hilton, 237 S. Broad St., Philadelphia.    
People of faith and faith-based organizations have been at the forefront of the response to HIV and AIDS since the early 1980s, by engaging in practical health care, social and emotional support, pastoral care and advocacy with and for those living with the virus, to eliminate stigma and discrimination and to promote access to treatment for all those living with HIV.
Each year on World AIDS Day, December 1, Philadelphia's faith community comes together at the Prayer Breakfast to offer hope and healing for those who are living with HIV/AIDS. At the event, over 250 people will remember those who have passed and those who are still with us and also recommit to standing with our sisters and brothers in faith, in activism, in reducing stigma, and in enduring love.
The keynote speaker is Rev. Jay B. Broadnax, Pastor of Mt. Pisgah AME Church. Rev. Broadnax currently serves as President of the Black Clergy of Philadelphia and Vicinity, Inc.
The event will also include prayers by Rev. Dr. Quintin Robertson of the Lutheran Theological Seminary and Rev. Dr. Marsha Brown Woodard of the Palmer Theological Seminary. The Philadelphia FIGHT Gospel Choir directed by David Winslow and the VOICES of Philadelphia FIGHT Inspirational choir directed by Ruth Naomi Floyd will offer prayer and inspiration in song.
Philadelphia FIGHT provides state of the art, culturally competent primary medical care, consumer education, advocacy, social services, outreach to adults and youth living with HIV and to those who are at high risk, and access to the most advanced clinical research. Each year FIGHT reaches over 8,000 people through its social services and education programs and treats over 2,000 people with HIV at the Jonathan Lax Treatment Center. FIGHT's goal is to end the AIDS epidemic within the lifetime of those currently living with HIV.
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