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Hope in the Face of AIDS

April 19, 2014 @ 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm


Who We Are

The global HIV/AIDS epidemic is one of catastrophic proportions – 25 million deaths around the world, 33.2 million people currently infected with the virus, and 15 million children orphaned. Every day, there are 14,000 new infections worldwide. This disease is decimating the world’s poor, and yet, for many Americans, the AIDS epidemic is just a grave plight on a distant continent.

Several years ago, a group of globally engaged students committed to the fight against HIV/AIDS created an organization to limit the impact of the disease in one area of the world most heavily afflicted – India. The International Alliance for the Prevention of AIDS (IAPA) provides community based HIV education services, HIV positive support and advocacy services, capacity building services for community based organizations, and health development programs in Chennai, India. By working together with local communities, we strive to provide hope – hope that new infections can be averted, hope that the lives of those already infected can be extended, hope that individuals already infected will not face stigma, and hope that one day HIV will no longer decimate families and communities.

We are having our 8th annual fundraising event to be held April 19th at the Sheraton Downtown Phoenix. To curb the spread of HIV in India, a country with an estimated 2.4 million number of HIV positive Individuals. IAPA envisages to accomplish this through educational initiatives in schools and the community at large, encouraging testing and counseling services, public-private partnerships between Indian and US universities, and the creation of a sustainable, multinational and multicultural effort to fight the disease.

Event Information

The 2014 Hope in the Face of AIDS Gala co-chairs, Mary Ellen Page and R. Scott Harnisch together with Honorary Co-chairs Katie & Tom Hamm, invite you to join us at the 8th Annual Hope in the Face of AIDS gala on Saturday, April 19, 2014 at the Sheraton in downtown Phoenix.


Brian Helander – Hope in the Face of AIDS Award

Presented annually to an individual who has provided years of dedicated service to help those infected and affected by HIV/AIDS.

Russ Haan – Global Alliance Award

Presented annually to an individual who has assisted in serving the community and who has provided their time, talent and passion toward the elimination of HIV/AIDS.

Barb Brados – Child’s Life Award

Presented each year to an individual, company or organization that has demonstrated a commitment and taken specific measures to eliminate the impact of HIV/AIDS on children throughout the world.

Megan Allen – Hope Hero Award

Is presented each year to an outstanding Student Volunteer Program participant who demonstrated passion and a commitment to prevent the spread of HIV/AIDS.


How much is a ticket for the Hope Dinner?

Tickets $150 each and $100 is a tax-deductible contribution. Tables of 10 start at $1,500.  All tickets may be purchased online. No tickets will be mailed just check in at the event registration table for your seat assignment.

What time does everything start?

Guests may start arriving at 5:30pm to enjoy cocktails, silent auction and Indian Bazaar. Open remarks will be in the ballroom at 6:55pm. The evening will conclude at 9pm.

Where is the Sheraton Downtown?

The Sheraton Downtown is located at 340 North 3rd Street in Phoenix.  Google Map Directions

Where do I park?

The dinner has free Valet Parking just say you are here for the hope dinner.

What is the attire for the Hope Dinner?

Cocktail or Traditional Attire of India.

If you have more questions please contact Debbie Rubenstrunk at 480.274.3561 or dlr33consulting@gmail.com.

Don’t want to buy online?

You can send your order information and payment to:

1955 West Baseline Road, Suite 113-624
Mesa, AZ 85202

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Ticket Information

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April 19, 2014
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Debbie Rubenstrunk
(480) 274-3561


Sheraton Phoenix Downtown Hotel
340 North, 3rd Street
Phoenix, 85004 United States
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Have questions? Drop us an email!


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